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Pemoline belongs to the group of medicines called central nervous system (CNS) stimulants. It is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children over the age of six. It works by increases attention and decreases restlessness in children who are overactive, cannot concentrate for very long or are easily distracted, and tend to be emotionally unstable. This medicine is used as part of a total treatment program that also includes social, educational, and psychological counseling.

Under the Convention on Psychotropic Substances, pemoline is categorized as a Schedule IV drug.

The exact way that pemoline work is unknown, but scientist believe that it stimulate the brain by affecting neurotransmitters, the chemicals in the brain that nerves use to communicate with each other.


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