Metopirone is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) metyrapone. On this page you will find out more about Metopirone, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: metyrapone
Information for medicine and pack size:
Metopirone 250 mg soft capsule, 50
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.
What this medicine is 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.
Table of characteristics
white to yellowish white oblong opaque soft gelatin capsule marked HRA on one side in red ink
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|Dosage Form||Capsule, soft|
|Route of administration||Oral|
50: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 30 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||Protect from Moisture|
|Life time||3 Years|
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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