"The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that injectable drugs used in total parenteral nutrition (TPN) in critical shortage will be imported into the United States and available to patients this week.
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Cardiovascular System: Hypotension
Gastrointestinal System: Nausea, vomiting, abdominal discomfort or pain.
Central Nervous System: Headache, dizziness, sedation.
Dermatologic System: Allergic rash.
Hematologic System: Rarely, decreased white blood cell count or bone marrow depression.
Read the Metopirone (metyrapone) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
Drugs affecting pituitary or adrenocortical function, including all corticosteroid therapy, must be discontinued prior to and during testing with Metopirone (metyrapone) .
The metabolism of Metopirone (metyrapone) is accelerated by phenytoin; therefore, results of the test may be inaccurate in patients taking phenytoin within two weeks before. A subnormal response may occur in patients on estrogen therapy.
Metopirone (metyrapone) inhibits the glucuronidation of acetaminophen and could possibly potentiate acetaminophen toxicity.
Read the Metopirone Drug Interactions Center for a complete guide to possible interactions
Last reviewed on RxList: 12/14/2010
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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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