Which medications in the drug class Diagnostics 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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Diagnostics

These agents are used as diagnostic tests for hypothalamic-pituitary ACTH function. These agents are used adjunctively (off-label indication) in Cushing syndrome to control cortisol secretion.

Metyrapone (Metopirone)

Inhibits mainly the final step in cortisol biosynthesis and at high doses may also inhibit ACTH secretion directly.


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