A 31-year-old member asked:
what is the most common drug used to treat cushing's disease?
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Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
Several: Cushing's disease is a state of increased glucocorticoid production stemming from the pituitary gland (described by Harvey Cushing in 1932) and the aim is to decrease/eliminate such production. Aside from surgical/radiation approach (depending on size and location), drugs that are most often used for the control of cortisol secretion here in the US are ketoconazole, Metyrapone and mitotane.
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Cardiology 44 years experience
Surgery : The treatment is surgical. Mifepristone ketoconazole or Metyrapone can be used while awaiting surgery.
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Last updated Dec 1, 2014
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