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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Lysodren (Overview)

Lysodren is a cancer agent.


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Has anyone investigated the use of mitotane to treat GAD or other anxiety disorders?

Has anyone investigated the use of mitotane to treat GAD or other anxiety disorders?

No,not yet.: Mitotane or Lysodren is an adrenal cytotoxic agent whose exact mechanism of action is unknown. It works by slowing adrenal gland function and I can see why it may eventually be used to treat GAD. The severe side-effectys especially allergic reactions to it may limit its use. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Lysodren (Overview)

Lysodren is a cancer agent.


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If so, do you know of any possible side effects that this mitotane may cause?

Lysodren /mitotane: Open this link for info: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a608050.Html.

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Please help! what happens when someone has a drug overdose?

Please help! what happens when someone has a drug overdose?

That depends on: How serious it is and what drugs or medications were taken. Overdoses are often treated initially in an emergency room. The person is monitored and often they have intravenous fluids. If they stopped breathing - a tube can be inserted to assist with breathing. Sometimes they are given charcoal to absorb the drugs and sometimes their stomach is "pumped". They may need to be given medications. ...Read more

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What is the dea schedule (i-iv) for lysodren?

None: Lysodren is not identified as a 'controlled substance' by the DEA and therefore does not have schedule number. It does require a prescription, however. ...Read more

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Does lysodren cause addison's disease?

Does lysodren cause addison's disease?

Yes it can cause: Lysodren is used in dogs for treatment of Cushing's Syndrome and in humans for cancer of Adrenal and if used without these indications may cause Addisons Disease in Humans and dogs ...Read more

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If so, do you know of any possible side effects that this mitotane may cause?

Lysodren /mitotane: Open this link for info: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a608050.Html.

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Has anyone investigated the use of mitotane to treat GAD or other anxiety disorders?

No,not yet.: Mitotane or Lysodren is an adrenal cytotoxic agent whose exact mechanism of action is unknown. It works by slowing adrenal gland function and I can see why it may eventually be used to treat GAD. The severe side-effectys especially allergic reactions to it may limit its use. ...Read more

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My mom has adrenal gland cancer and was taking the drug mitotane; what is it?

My mom has adrenal gland cancer and was taking the drug mitotane; what is it?

Pesticide: Mitotane is a pesticide that can be taken orally. It causes destruction of the adrenal cortex and has been shown to be effective in adrenocortical carcinomas that are not able to be resected surgically. ...Read more

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Dr. Costantine Albany
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Mitotane (Definition)

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