I have a question about norepinephrine (noradrenaline) and the use of Atomoxetine (Strattera) as a stimulant in the treatment of narcolepsy.
Atomoxetine is a "norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor". What I am unclear about is whether it would do me any good whatsoever, considering I am also taking a hefty dose of venlafaxine (Effexor) which is a "serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI)" *PLUS* mirtazapine (Remeron) which is a "noradrenergic and specific serotonergic antidepressant (NaSSA)". ie Does anyone know if the Atomoxetine would do anything that the Venlafaxine & Mirtazapine aren't already doing?
I wonder if the idea of using Atomoxetine for narcolepsy is simply about making more norepinephrine available in the brain *or* does Atomoxetine have some unique mechanism of action that my current 2 anti-depresants do not employ?
Does anyone know?
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