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what is the most common drug used to treat cushing's disease?

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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Surgery : The treatment is surgical. Mifepristone ketoconazole or Metyrapone can be used while awaiting surgery.

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