What is Metopirone (Metyrapone) used for?
Metopirone (Metyrapone) is used by physicians as a diagnostic aid for Cushing's syndrome. It works by blocking the body's production of corticosterone and cortisol, which should lead to an increase in the production of corticotropin. This helps the physician to determine if the pituitary gland is functioning properly and sending the correct signals to the adrenal glands.
How should I use Metopirone (Metyrapone)?
Metopirone (Metyrapone) should be used exactly as directed by your physician. Patients are usually instructed to take with milk or yoghurt.
What are the side effects of Metopirone (Metyrapone)?
Some patients taking Metopirone (Metyrapone) have reported experiencing side effects such as drowsiness, headaches, stomach pain, nausea and dizziness.
Consult your physician immediately if you notice:
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Metopirone (Metyrapone). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, especially primary adrenal insufficiency or thyroid problems, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallow.