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General Information on Pemoline

Generic Name : Pemoline

Pronunciation : pem-oh-leen

Latest prescription information about Pemoline. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y50.8 | Therapeutic Classification : Central Nervous System Stimulants

Trade Names/Brand Names of Pemoline

International- Cylert, PemADD, Betamin,Tradon.

Overview of Pemoline

Note: Brands are not available in US market.

Why is Pemoline Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a central nervous system stimulant, prescribed for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy.  

When should Pemoline not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with severe liver impairment, and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Pemoline?

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 should Pemoline be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, as directed by your physician.

What are the warnings and precautions for Pemoline?

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.

What are the side effects of Pemoline?

   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.

What are the other precautions for Pemoline?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Pemoline?

Store as per instructions on label.

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augusta98, United States

Can someone please start making pemoline (cylert) again? It is so frustrating that I can't find it anywhere. It was the only drug that worked well for me and I had no negative side effects. I have ADD but it actually did not help me with that as much as depression and shyness. It brought me out of my shell like nothing else in the world, and made me feel like a normal person. I never felt like socializing or talking to other people before I took cylert, and then suddenly I actually wanted to be in social situations. This has always been very hard for me but cylert helped a lot. I hope someone will consider making it again, or another drug that is similar.

craig woehrle, Uruguay

I am looking for a supplier of pemoline as well. I can furnish a valid prescription. I welcome all thoughts on this topic back channel. thanks for your time
PS do not ever attempt to purchase anything including pemoline from Beijing Yuan Chen TD. LTD. They prey on people with real problems, promising the delivery of pemoline but simply stealing your money.

Phil Kolber (, United States

I have ADHD and used Cylert from 1982 to 2005. It worked great. My Dr. would write a prescripton for me if I could find a place to get it. Can someone help me?

Bill, United States

Can Pemoline be purchased from India and imported into the United States with a valid prescription? If so, what company do I contact?

Paul E Morris, United States

Pemoline/cylert was the only medication that effectively and gently tweaked what ever was needed to make me feel normal. Nowadays I struggle to work and maintain a normal life.I took the medication for 18 years with no liver function disorders.I miss the stability that pemoline brought to my life.

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