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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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Dr. Costantine Albany
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Mitotane (Definition)

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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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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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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

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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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My mom has adrenal gland cancer and a brain tumor and is taking the drug mitotane. What does this drug do?

My mom has adrenal gland cancer and a brain tumor and is taking the drug mitotane. What does this drug do?

Slows the adrenal: Mitotane slows down the production steroid chemicals, which is the function of the adrenal gland. That's why it is used to treat patients with adrenal cancer. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my mom has adrenal gland cancer and a brain tumor and is taking the drug mitotane what is it?

What do you suggest if my mom has adrenal gland cancer and a brain tumor and is taking the drug mitotane what is it?

Mitotane: Hi. Mitotane specifically kills adrenocortical cells (including adrenocortical cancer cells). It can help in the treatment of inoperable adrenocortical cancer (ACC). ACC doesn't usually metastasize to brain...is her brain tumor independent of her ACC? Good luck to her! ...Read more

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Side effects of pills?

Too vague: A question. Different pills/meds have different effects as well side effects. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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