Information about Cylert: Includes the warnings, side effects, precautions and drug interactions.
IMPORTANT NOTE | TITLE | HOW TO PRONOUNCE | COMMON BRAND NAMES | USES | OTHER USES | HOW TO TAKE | SIDE EFFECTS | PRECAUTIONS | DRUG INTERACTIONS | OVERDOSE | NOTES | MISSED DOSE | STORAGE
The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.
TITLE PEMOLINE - ORAL
HOW TO PRONOUNCE (PEM-oh-leen)
COMMON BRAND NAMES Cylert
Pemoline should be used only after other treatments have
failed. If this drug fails to work within a reasonable amount of time (within 3
weeks after ideal dosage has been determined) its use should be stopped. This
medication has rarely caused severe (sometimes fatal) liver problems. Problems
may occur even many months after starting use of this drug. If you notice early
signs of liver problems, stop using this medication and contact your doctor
promptly. Early signs of liver problems: yellowing of the eyes or skin, dark
urine, severe stomach or abdominal pain, or unusual fatigue. Your doctor will
monitor laboratory tests (e.g., liver function) before and during treatment.
Your doctor should obtain a written consent form from you before you start
treatment with this drug.
This medication is used for treating narcolepsy
(problems staying awake). This medication is used in the management of attention
deficit disorder in children if other medicines are not adequate.
HOW TO TAKE
Take this medication in the morning as directed. This
may be taken with food if stomach upset occurs. Do not increase the dose or take
this more often than directed without first consulting your doctor. Your dosage
may be adjusted based on your medical condition and response to therapy. After
your final dose adjustment, you should notice improvement within 3 weeks. If no
clear improvement is seen within 3 weeks, this drug should be stopped. Consult
your doctor or pharmacist for more details. Your doctor may want to stop this
medication occasionally to determine if it is still necessary.
Stomach upset, loss of appetite, weight loss,
sleeplessness, headache, dizziness or irritability may occur the first few days
as your body adjusts to the medication. Inform your doctor if any of these
effects persist or worsen. Promptly notify your doctor if you experience:
uncontrollable movements of the face/tongue/lips/eyes, seizures, skin rash,
hallucinations, yellowing of the eyes or skin, fever, stomach or abdominal pain,
dark urine, unusual fatigue. If you notice other effects not listed above,
contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Tell your doctor if you have: liver problems, kidney
disease, allergies (especially drug allergies). Long-term use of this medication
may hinder growth. Discuss this with your doctor. Use caution performing tasks
requiring alertness. This medication should be used only if clearly needed
during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not
known if this medication is found in breast milk. Consult your doctor before
Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription
medication you may take. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison
control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US
national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their
local poison control center directly. Symptoms of overdose may include vomiting,
tremors, muscle twitching, convulsions, hallucinations, confusion, sweating,
headache, and rapid pulse.
Do not share this medication with others. Laboratory
tests (e.g., liver function) will be performed to monitor for drug side effects.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered; do
not take it if it is near the time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed
dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch
Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F
(15 to 30 degrees C) away from heat and light. Do not store in the bathroom.