Active ingredients: metyrapone
What it is used for
INDICATIONS AS AT 16 FEBUARY 1996: For the diagnosis of latent ACTH deficiency such as in cases of known pituitary dysfunction or of a suspected pituitary tumour, as well as before and after surgical intervention in the region of the pituitary; and, to assess the degree of ACTH suppression during or after glucocorticoid therapy. For the differential diagnosis of states of adrenocortical hyperfunction in Cushing's Syndrome.
How to take it
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
- The way to take this medicine: Oral
- Store below 30 degrees Celsius
- Protect from Moisture
- Lifetime is 3 Years.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
white to yellowish white oblong opaque soft gelatin capsule marked HRA on one side in red ink
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Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4: Prescription Only Medicine.
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine may be subsidised which may make it cheaper. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient metyrapone
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
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