Which medications in the drug class Anticonvulsants are used in the treatment of Hyperpituitarism?

Updated: Oct 24, 2016
  • Author: Alicia Diaz-Thomas, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Robert P Hoffman, MD  more...
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Anticonvulsants

These agents are used adjunctively (off-label indication) in Cushing syndrome to control cortisol secretion.

Aminoglutethimide (Cytadren)

An anticonvulsant that inhibits conversion of cholesterol to delta-5-pregnenolone, which then reduces the production of adrenal glucocorticoids, mineralocorticoids, aldosterone, estrogens, and androgens.


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