Pemoline treats ADHD. This medication is no longer available in the US.

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Uses of Pemoline


Pemoline is used in the treatment of:

  • Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
  • Narcolepsy

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Pemoline Brand Names

Pemoline may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Pemoline Drug Class

Pemoline is part of the drug class:

Pemoline Interactions

This is not a complete list of Pemolinedrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Pemoline and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.

Pemoline falls into category B:

There are no well-done studies that have been done in humans with Pemoline. But in animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication, and the babies did not show any medical issues related to this medication.


In animal studies, pregnant animals were given Pemoline, and some babies had problems. But in human studies, pregnant women were given this medication and their babies did not have any problems related to this medication.

Pemoline Dosage

Take pemoline exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.

The Pemoline dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):

  • the condition being treated
  • other medical conditions you have
  • other medications you are taking
  • how you respond to this medication
  • your weight
  • your height
  • your age
  • your gender

Pemoline is available in the following doses:

  • Pemoline 18.75 Mg Oral Tablet
  • Pemoline 37.5 Mg Oral Tablet
  • Pemoline 37.5 Mg Oral Tablet, Chewable
  • Pemoline 75 Mg Oral Tablet

Forms of Medication

Pemoline is available in the following forms:

  • Oral Capsule
  • Oral Tablet