Treating Cushing syndrome in certain patients. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Cytadren is an adrenal steroid inhibitor. It works by blocking the production of a variety of hormones, including glucocorticoids, mineralocorticoids, estrogens, and androgens.

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  • Cytadren
  • Rare
    Black, tarry stools
    blood in urine or stools
    cough or hoarseness, accompanied by fever or chills
    fever or chills
    lower back or side pain, accompanied by fever or chills
    painful or difficult urination, accompanied by fever or chills
    pinpoint red spots on skin
    shortness of breath
    unusual bleeding or bruising
    yellow eyes or skin
    Severity: Moderate
    If any of the following side effects occur while taking aminoglutethimide, check with your doctor or nurse as soon as possible:

    More common
    Drowsiness
    measles-like skin rash or itching on face and/or palms of hands
    Less common
    Clumsiness
    dizziness or lightheadedness (especially when getting up from a lying or sitting position)
    fast heartbeat
    mental depression
    shakiness
    slurred speech
    uncontrolled eye movements
    unusual tiredness or weakness
    Rare
    Neck tenderness or swelling
    This medicine may also cause the following side effects that your doctor will watch for:

    More common
    Low red blood cell count
    low white blood cell count
    Severity: Minor
    Some of the side effects that can occur with aminoglutethimide may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

    More common
    Loss of appetite
    nausea
    Less common or rare
    Deepening of voice in females
    headache
    increased hair growth in females
    irregular menstrual periods
    muscle pain
    vomiting
  • (aminoglutethimide) Tablets