Korlym® (mifepristone) 300 mg Tablets
Korlym is a glucocorticoid receptor antagonist that is indicated to control hyperglycemia associated with Cushing's syndrome, a rare, debilitating endocrine disorder. Cushing's syndrome is caused by prolonged exposure to elevated levels of glucocorticoids (hypercortisolism). The potent metabolic effects of excess cortisol influence many tissues and body systems, and patients often have many problems, including diabetes, obesity, muscle wasting, depression, cognitive difficulties, and psychosis.
Korlym was launched in April 2012, and was the first FDA-approved oral therapy for the treatment of patients with endogenous Cushing's syndrome.
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Indications and Usage
Korlym (mifepristone) is a cortisol receptor blocker indicated to control hyperglycemia secondary to hypercortisolism in adult patients with endogenous Cushing's syndrome who have type 2 diabetes mellitus or glucose intolerance and have failed surgery or are not candidates for surgery.
Important Limitations of Use
Do not use for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus unrelated to endogenous Cushing's syndrome.