What is Pemoline?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Cylert


Pemoline is the generic for Cylert, a drug used to treat ADHD.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder 2 1
Fatigue 1 0
Idiopathic hypersomnia 1 0
Major depressive disorder 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Pemoline

Side effect Patients

Why patients stopped taking Pemoline

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 1
Doctor's advice 1
Other 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 5 patients who've stopped taking Pemoline


Stopped taking Pemoline

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 1
10 years or more 2
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 0

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Pemoline and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Methylphenidate (Ritalin) 1
Modafinil (Provigil) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Pemoline.