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Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
In the US -
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Read the Metopirone (metyrapone) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
PRECAUTIONS: Before taking metyrapone, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: decreased adrenal gland function (primary adrenal insufficiency), thyroid problems.
This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic beverages.
During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. A below-normal response to this medication may occur in pregnant women.
It is not known if this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Additional Metopirone Information
- Metopirone Drug Interactions Center: metyrapone oral
- Metopirone Side Effects Center
- Metopirone Overview including Precautions
- Metopirone FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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