Pemoline (Cylert): market withdrawal

Hogan, Victoria
January 2000
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/11/2000, Vol. 162 Issue 1, p106
Academic Journal
Reports the withdrawal of pemoline (Cylert) from the Canadian market on September 30, 1999. Therapeutic Products Programme of Health Canada conducting a benefit-risk assessment of the use of pemoline in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; Conclusion that the risk of liver complications, including liver failure, outweighs the benefits of use; Drug availability for exceptional cases through Health Canada's Special Access Program.


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