aminoglutethimide - oral, Cytadren
GENERIC NAME: AMINOGLUTETHIMIDE - ORAL (a-MEE-neo-gloo-TETH-i-mide)
BRAND NAME(S): Cytadren
USES: Aminoglutethimide is used to treat Cushing's syndrome, a disease that occurs when the body produces too much cortisol and other hormones. Cortisol is a natural substance that is needed by the body to deal with stress and keep the body working well. Too much of these hormones causes many problems such as blood pressure changes, weight changes, muscle/bone weakness, thinning skin, and diabetes. This medication is used to stop the adrenal gland from making too much cortisol and other hormones. It is often used for a short time until other treatments can be done.
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