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What side effects can this medication cause?

If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking pemoline and seek emergency medical attention or notify your doctor immediately:

an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing, closing of your throat, swelling of your lips, tongue, or face, or hives)
liver damage (nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, unusual fatigue, loss of appetite, yellow skin or eyes, itching, clay-colored stools, or dark urine)
unusual behavior, confusion, or hallucinations
unusual movements of the tongue, lips, face, or arms and legs 

Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take pemoline and talk to your doctor if you experience

insomnia (difficulty sleeping)
nervousness, headache, or drowsiness
mild depression
decreased appetite
weight loss

Note: Pemoline is habit forming and may cause drug dependence. Do not stop taking it suddenly.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. 


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