pemoline

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pemoline

 [pem´o-lēn]
a central nervous system stimulant used in treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

pemoline

/pem·o·line/ (pem´ah-lēn) a central nervous system stimulant used in the treatment of attention-deficit.

pemoline

Cytert® Pharmacology A psychostimulant used to manage ADD Adverse effects Toxic hepatitis-monitoring of LFTs may be inadequate to prevent liver failure, transient tics

pemoline (pem´əlēn),

n brand name: Cylert;
drug class: central nervous system stimulant; Controlled Substance Schedule IV;
action: exact mechanism unknown; may act through dopaminergic mechanisms;
use: attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity.

pemoline

a central nervous system stimulant, similar to dexamphetamine.
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Cylert, Provigil) have become commonplace and readily available to high school and college students who are not diagnosed with AD/ HD (Advokat, Lane, & Luo, 2010).
Other medications such as Adderall, Dexedrine, and Cylert are also used.
Abbott Laboratories, which marketed Cylert, and the companies that manufacture generic pemoline have all agreed to stop sales and marketing of this drug, which is a central nervous system stimulant used in the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Cylert helps relieve "nonexertional" MS fatigue--the exhaustion that comes out of the blue for many people with MS.
Ciba used a similar tactic when it possessed the patent for Ritalin, as did Abbott with Cylert.
Amphetamine stimulants such as Ritalin, Dexedrine, Adderal, and Cylert have been useful in treating ADHD.
Despite extensive investigations by the British Horseracing Authority, the failure to find the source of the drug, pemoline, which has the trade name Cylert, has left Bowen a worried man.
Abbott Laboratories, which marketed Cylert, and the companies that manufacture generic pemoline have all agreed to stop sales and marketing of this drug.
Drugs that have been associated with unintentional weight loss include selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors such as Paxil, Prozac, and Celexa; cardiac agents such as Lasix, Lanoxin, and Vascor; amphetamines; appetite suppressants such as Adderall, Dexedrine, Cylert, Meridia, and Ritalin; and benzodiazepines such as Ativan and Klonopin.
The most common treatment, drug therapy, consists of stimulant medications such as Ritalin (methylphenidate), Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine), and Cylert (pemoline) (Greydanus, 2005; Olfson, 2004).
Pemoline, known by its trade name, Cylert, is a prescription medication that was once used for MS-related fatigue.