Disease Information for Metyrapone (Metopirone) Administration/Toxicity

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Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Adrenocortical insufficiency
Glucocorticoid Deficiency
Metyrapone (Metopirone) effect/toxicity
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Drugs
DRUG/Hormonal agent/derivative medication (example)
DRUG/Prevents 11-OH Cortisol formation
DRUG/Specialized usage (example)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Adrenal destruction/atrophy/infiltrate
Process
PROCESS/Medication/Drug (CONFIRM dose/before treatment)
Synonyms
Synonym
1 Propanone 2 methyl 1 2 di 3 pyridinyl, Methbipyranone, Methopyrapone, METYRAPONE, Metyrapone (product), Metyrapone (substance), METYRAPONE PREPARATION, Brand name/Metopirone (Metyrapone)
Treatment
Drug Dosage
DRUG/Dose 250 mgm (Unit/Pill/Capsule size)
DRUG/Dose special schedule/course
DRUG/Oral medication (ex)
Definition

Specific blocker of 11-oxycorticosteroid used in testing for adrenal function and pituitary adrenal axis integrity;

rarely used for certain adrenogenital syndromes

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