PEMOLINE-ORAL, Cylert (cont.)
USES: 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 USE: 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.
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/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.
PRECAUTIONS: 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 breast-feeding.
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.
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