Pemoline - Brand Name: Cylert
Why is this medication prescribed?
Pemoline is used to treat attention-deficit disorder in children over the age of six. It should be part of a total treatment program, which typically includes psychological and social counseling.
How should this medicine be used?
Pemoline comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It usually is taken once a day. To avoid insomnia and to provide its greatest benefits during waking hours, pemoline should be taken in the morning. Have your child take pemoline exactly as directed. Your child should not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by the doctor.
Continue to give pemoline even if the child appears to be better. Do not stop giving pemoline without talking to your doctor.
Other uses for this medicine
This medication should not be prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
What special precautions should I follow?
Before giving your child pemoline,
- tell your doctor and pharmacist if your child is allergic to pemoline or any other
- tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications your
child is taking, especially medications for seizures, and vitamins.
- in addition to the condition listed in the IMPORTANT WARNING section, tell your doctor
if your child has or has ever had kidney disease.
- tell your doctor if your child is pregnant. If your child becomes pregnant while taking
pemoline, call your doctor.