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Aminoglutethimide - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Last Updated on Jun 30, 2011
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Information about Aminoglutethimide

Generic Name : Aminoglutethimide
Pronunciation : ah-MEE-no-glue-TETH-ih-mide
Latest prescription information about Aminoglutethimide. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Miscellaneous Endocrine Agents
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Aminoglutethimide

International- Cytadren.
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Why is Aminoglutethimide Prescribed? (Indications)

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

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When should Aminoglutethimide not be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Aminoglutethimide?

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

How should Aminoglutethimide be taken?

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

What are the warnings and precautions for Aminoglutethimide?

• 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.

What are the side effects of Aminoglutethimide?

   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.

What are the other precautions for Aminoglutethimide?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Aminoglutethimide?

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


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