Generic Name : Pemoline Pronunciation : pem-oh-leen Therapeutic Classification : Central Nervous System Stimulants ICD Code : Y50.8
International- Cylert, PemADD, Betamin,Tradon. Overview : Note: Brands are not available in US market. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is a central nervous system stimulant, prescribed for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Contraindicated in patients with severe liver impairment, and hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
PO- The recommended initial dose is 37.5 mg/day. This daily dose should be gradually increased by 18.75 mg at one-week interval. How it should be taken :
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, as directed by your physician. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of mental illness, kidney or liver disease, Tourette's syndrome, drug dependence, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* Patient may experience with dark urine or yellowish skin; if it is so consult with your doctor immediately. Side Effects :
Liver - Reversible increase in liver enzymes, jaundice and life- threatening liver failure.
Blood - Anemia.
Central Nervous System - Seizures, Tourette syndrome, hallucinations, movement disorder, night blindness, depression, dizziness, increased irritability, headache, drowsiness and sleeplessness.
Gastrointestinal - Loss of appetite, weight loss, nausea, vomiting and stomach pain.
Genitourinary - Prostate enlargement.
Miscellaneous - Suppression of growth in children.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store as per instructions on label.
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