Metyrapone is a medicine that is used in diagnosing adrenal insufficiency and, in rare cases, is used as a treatment for Cushing syndrome. It is generally taken in the form of oral capsules before the day of testing and should be taken along with food. The next day, a urine or blood sample is taken, and the level of hormones is measured for checking the functioning of the adrenal gland. This might cause drowsiness and light-headedness, so it is not recommended to take this before driving or using any type of machinery.
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Query: Hi doctor, I have PCOS, hypothyroidism and pituitary Cushing's disease. I am taking Yasmin, Glucophage 850 mg and T4 150 mg. As I have to take Metyrapone for Cushing's my doctor recommended stopping Yasmin. But if I stop it, I do not have period for months and I get acne all over my body. What can I... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Metyrapone (Metopirone) is an orphan medication that holds the FDA approval (Food and Drug Administration) for the diagnosis of Cushing’s syndrome and is occasionally used off-label for short-term treatment of Cushing’s syndrome prior to surgery. Metyrapone preve... Read Full »