Class/mechanism: Inhibitor of adrenalcortical steroid synthesis, blocks conversion of cholesterol to pregnenolone and subsequent synthesis of adrenal steroids, has aromatase inhibitor activity.
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Patient drug information
History of changes in FDA indication
This medication does not have a specific cancer indication; it is indicated for Cushing Syndrome.
- 10/29/1980: Initial approval
Also known as
- Brand names: Aminoblastin, Cytadren, Elipten, Orimentin, Orimeten, Orimetene, Rodazol