How to Take Aminoglutethimide and Dose of Aminoglutethimide


Find out how to take Aminoglutethimide (drug) and its dose. Describes the best time to take the drug and precautions if any that should be followed.

How to take Aminoglutethimide


How it should be taken  

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

Dosage & When it is to be taken

Adult- Initial- PO- The recommended dose is 250 mg four times daily, preferably at 6-hour intervals.

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications) 

Hypersensitivity.

Why it is prescribed (Indications)  

This medication is an adrenal steroid inhibitor, prescribed for Cushing syndrome. It blocks the hormones secretion in the body.

Pregnancy Category

Category D : There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

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.

Storage Conditions  

Store it at room temperature (25- 30�C).

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