pemoline

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pemoline

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

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
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Abbott Laboratories, which marketed Cylert, and the companies that manufacture generic pemoline have all agreed to stop sales and marketing of this drug.
Counselor familiarity with commonly prescribed psychotropics used for the treatment of ADHD (e.g., Adderall, Concerta, Ritalin, Cylert, and Dexedrine) and how they could potentially affect her behavior, academic performance, and social functioning could help to enhance client well-being (Hall & Gushee, 2002).
Current drug therapy supports the careful and closely monitored use of stimulants like methylphenidate (Ritalin, [Concerta, and Metadate]), dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine), and pemoline (Cylert), [and amphetamine (Adderall)] (Buncher, 1996).
Other medications such as Adderall, Dexedrine, and Cylert are also used.
Ciba used a similar tactic when it possessed the patent for Ritalin, as did Abbott with Cylert.
That is, stimulant medications commonly prescribed to hyperactive children (e.g., Ritalin, Cylert, Dexedrine, etc.) can sometimes precipitate TS in predisposed children, according to the Food and Drug Administration."(p.4) This condition is neither degenerative nor terminal (Meyers, 1998).
For example, in 1999 the FDA required the drug Cylert, which is often prescribed for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) but which carries a small risk of acute liver failure, to carry a boxed warning.
dosages (AB-rated and bioequivalent to American Home Products Corp.'s Lodine XL); Ursodiol capsules, AB-rated and bioequivalent to Novartis' Actigall; and pemoline tablets, AB-rated and bioequivalent to Abbott's Cylert. Teva USA's 18.75-mg.
Cylert helps relieve "nonexertional" MS fatigue--the exhaustion that comes out of the blue for many people with MS.
In a recently completed but still-unreported multicenter study treatment responses were assessed in 151 people with narcolepsy who were on pemoline (Cylert), methylphenidate (Ritalin) or D-amphetamine (Dexedrine), and who were switched to modafinil for 6 weeks.
Amphetamine stimulants such as Ritalin, Dexedrine, Adderal, and Cylert have been useful in treating ADHD.