Drug Name: CYLERT
PEMOLINE - ORAL (PEM-oh-leen)
COMMON CYLERT BRAND NAME(S):
CYLERT SIDE EFFECTS:
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 or eyes; seizures, hallucinations, skin rash, yellowing of the eyes or skin, fever, stomach/abdominal pain, dark urine or unusual fatigue. Long-term use of CYLERT may hinder growth. Discuss this with your doctor. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
HOW TO USE CYLERT:
CYLERT: Take CYLERT 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, CYLERT should be stopped. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details. Your doctor may want to stop CYLERT occasionally to determine if it is still necessary.
Pemoline should be used only after other treatments have failed. If CYLERT fails to work within a reasonable amount of time (within 3 weeks after ideal dosage has been determined) its use should be stopped. CYLERT has (on rare occasions) caused severe, even fatal liver problems. Problems may occur even many months after starting use of CYLERT. 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 CYLERT.
CYLERT is used for treating narcolepsy (problems staying awake). CYLERT is used in the management of attention deficit disorder in children if other medicines are not adequate.
Tell your doctor if you have any liver disease, kidney disease or if you have any allergies. Use caution performing tasks requiring alertness. CYLERT should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known if CYLERT is found in breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
CYLERT DRUG INTERACTIONS:
Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include vomiting, tremors, muscle twitching, convulsions, hallucinations, confusion, sweating, headache, and rapid pulse.
Do not share CYLERT with others. Laboratory tests (e.g., liver function) will be performed to monitor for drug side effects.
MISSED CYLERT DOSE:
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 up.
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.