METYRAPONE is a Schedule H drug.
This medication is an endogenous inhibitor used in diagnosis of adrenal insufficiency and in the treatment of Cushing’s syndrome (excess amount of cortisol in the body). It blocks the production of hormones in body such as cortisol and corticosterone. Metyrapone is used to test if your pituitary gland is sending the proper signals to your adrenal glands.


METYRAPONE is generally used to treat: Adrenal Insufficiency, Cushing’s Syndrome
METYRAPONE can address symptoms like: Abdomen Pain, Dizziness, Fatigue (tiredness), Loss Of Appetite, Nausea, Frequent Urination, No Menstrual Periods

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is it safe on my liver?
A: Check with your Doctor first

Q: Is it safe on my kidney?
A: Check with your Doctor first

Q: Can I take it with alcohol?
A: Not Safe

Q: Is it safe for children?
A: Ask your doctor

Q: Can it be taken during pregnancy?
A: Not enough studies to prove Risk – Ask your Doctor

Q: Is it safe to take for someone breastfeeding?
A: Not Safe

How Do I Take It?

METYRAPONE is generally taken With Food.
Route of Administration: Oral


  • Do not use Metyrapone,if you are allergic to it.
  • Avoid driving and doing other tasks.
  • Have blood work checked as you have been told by the doctor.Use metyrapone as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
  • Take with yogurt or milk as your doctor has told you.
  • Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else’s drugs.

Symptoms of Overdosage

METYRAPONE over-dosage can result in: Irregular Heartbeat, Dizziness, Anxiety, Confusion, Weakness (generalized), Vomit, Abdomen Pain, Nausea, Nervousness

Common Side-Effects

METYRAPONE : Skin Rash, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Abdomen Upset Stomach, Head Headache, Lightheadedness, Nausea, Abdomen Pain, Abdomen Discomfort

Serious Side-Effects

METYRAPONE : Blood Pressure, Low

Rare Side-Effects

METYRAPONE : Muscle Pain, Muscle Cramp, Acne, Bone Marrow Suppression, Irregular Heartbeat, Throat Soreness, Feet Swelling, Weight Gain, Fatigue (tiredness), Confusion, Excessive Body Hair Growth, Loss Of Appetite, Body Excessive Sweating, Vomit, Upper Abdomen Pain

Technical Classification

METYRAPONE is categorized as:

Storage Conditions

Room Temperature (Between 15 To 25 C)

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