AuthorsTrainer, Peter J
AffiliationDepartment of Endocrinology, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, United Kingdom.
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AbstractA number of drugs have been advocated for the medical management of Cushing's syndrome but few have gained widespread acceptance. The most reliably effective agents are metyrapone and ketoconazole as monotherapy, or in combination. Cabergoline may be of value in a minority of patients but pasireotide is a more reliable and effective agent that lowers cortisol secretion in the great majority of patients, although only normalises UFC in a minority. The potential for combination of an agent that blocks adrenal steroidogenesis with inhibition of ACTH secretion by pasireotide needs to be explored.
CitationNew options for the medical treatment of Cushing's syndrome. 2013, 17 (2):245-8 Indian J Endocrinol Metab
JournalIndian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism