at·​om·​ox·​e·​tine ˌa-tə-ˈmäk-sə-ˌtēn How to pronounce atomoxetine (audio)
: a drug that is an SNRI taken orally in the form of its hydrochloride C17H21NO·HCl in the treatment of attention deficit disorder
Atomoxetine may be particularly useful when anxiety, mood, or tics occur with ADHD.Timothy E. Wilens et al., The Journal of the American Medical Association

Note: Atomoxetine acts by selectively inhibiting the reuptake of the neurotransmitter norepinephrine following transmission across a synapse. It is marketed under the trademark Strattera.

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“Atomoxetine.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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