Generic Name : Aminoglutethimide Pronunciation : ah-MEE-no-glue-TETH-ih-mide Therapeutic Classification : Miscellaneous Endocrine Agents
International- Cytadren. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is an adrenal steroid inhibitor, prescribed for Cushing syndrome. It blocks the hormones secretion in the body. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
Adult- Initial- PO- The recommended dose is 250 mg four times daily, preferably at 6-hour intervals. How it should be taken :
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of blood disease porphyria, infection, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* It may cause drowsiness or dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
* Avoid alcohol consumption.
* Monitor liver function, thyroid levels, complete blood cell counts, and electrolyte levels regularly while taking this medication. Side Effects :
Most Frequent - Drowsiness, skin rash, nausea, loss of appetite, and dizziness.
Central Nervous System - Headache.
Heart - Low blood pressure and fast heart rate.
Gastrointestinal - Vomiting.
Skin - Itching and hives.
Miscellaneous - Fever, muscle pain and lung inflammation.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature (25- 30ï¿½C).
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