AMINOGLUTETHIMIDE is a Schedule H drug.

Aminoglutethimide acts on a part of the body called theadrenal cortex. It affects production of steroids and also has some other effects. Aminoglutethimide is used to treat some kinds of tumors that affect the adrenal cortex. Also, it is sometimes used when the adrenal cortex is overactive without being cancerous.Aminoglutethimide is available only with your doctor’s prescription.


AMINOGLUTETHIMIDE is generally used to treat: Cushing’s Syndrome
AMINOGLUTETHIMIDE can address symptoms like: Body Excessive Sweating, Excessive Body Hair Growth, Fatigue (tiredness), Body Discoloration, Hair Loss, Head Headache, Easy Bleeding

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is it safe on my liver?
A: Not Safe

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: Studies indicate Risk – Doctor advice is must

Q: Is it safe to take for someone breastfeeding?
A: Check with your Doctor first

How Do I Take It?

Route of Administration: Oral


  • Caution should be exercised in patients with history ofblood disease porphyria, infection, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
  • It may cause drowsiness or dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
  • Avoid alcohol consumption.
  • Monitor liver function, thyroid levels, complete blood cell counts, andelectrolyte levels regularly while taking this medication
  • Before you have any kind of surgery (including dentalsurgery) or emergency treatment, tell the medical doctor or dentist in charge that you are taking aminoglutethimide. Because aminoglutethimide affects the adrenal gland, extra steroids may be needed.
  • Check with your doctor right awayif you get an injury, infection, or illness of any kind. Aminoglutethimide may weaken your body’s defenses against infection or inflammation.

Symptoms of Overdosage

AMINOGLUTETHIMIDE over-dosage can result in: Difficulty Breathing

Common Side-Effects

AMINOGLUTETHIMIDE : Dizziness, Depression, Muscle Pain, Irregular Heartbeat, Slurred Speech, Weakness (generalized), Eyes Jerking Eye Movements, Head Headache, Vomit, Irregular Menstrual Periods, Excessive Body Hair Growth

Serious Side-Effects

AMINOGLUTETHIMIDE : Measles, Skin Rash, Itchy Skin, Drowsiness, Loss Of Appetite, Nausea

Rare Side-Effects

AMINOGLUTETHIMIDE : Black (tar) Colored Stools, Blood Or Red Colored Urine, Bloody Or Red Colored Stools, Cough, Fever, Lower Back Pain, Body Discoloration, Pain With Urination

Technical Classification


Storage Conditions

Room Temperature (Between 15 To 25 C)

Available Alternatives

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