This medication is an adrenal steroid inhibitor, prescribed for Cushing syndrome. It blocks the hormones secretion in the body.
Adult- Initial- PO- The recommended dose is 250 mg four times daily, preferably at 6-hour intervals.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
• 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.
• 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.
Store it at room temperature (25- 30ï¿½C).
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