Cylert, a drug classified as a Schedule IV substance (having a low potential for abuse) is an oxazoline stimulant containing one atom each of oxygen and nitrogen) developed to treat both ADHD and narcolepsy. It is currently rated as a psychotropic. In addition to not being easily available, due to its potentially serious side effects the FDA has asked those in the medical industry not to prescribe Cylert to children diagnosed with ADHD. Also known as Pemoline, Cylert can be found in medicines such as Betanamin, Tradon, and Ceractiv.



Coming into prominence in the 1930’s, Cylert stimulates the inner workings of the central nervous system by simulating the effects of dopamine. Acting as a neurotransmitter, it increases the rate at which other nerve cells within the brain communicate with one another, creating a heightened feeling of energy and mental clarity for the user. Its role within the brain also enhances the speed at which the organ cycles through memory, creating a faster and more efficient process for information to be recalled.

Side effects

Common side effects come in the form of insomnia and irritability. Users of Cylert may also experience nausea, headaches, irritation of the liver, hallucinations, and the progressive worsening of Tourette’s Syndrome. Anyone with a history of liver or kidney disease, seizures, epilepsy, Tourette’s Syndrome, or drug and/or alcohol abuse should not take Cylert. Cases of death have been reported in the past due to liver damage. It is important to consult a doctor at one or more of the following signs: unexpected fatigue or exhaustion, a yellowing of the skin or the eyes, random itching, clay colored bowel movements, and dark urine.


Recommended dosages generally begin at a single 37.5 mg pill a day, although it is important to follow any guidelines set by a qualified physician concerning consumption.

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