What is mifepristone (Korlym)?
This medication guide provides information about the Korlym brand of mifepristone. Mifeprex is another brand of mifepristone that is not covered in this medication guide.after taking mifepristone
Korlym should not be used to treat type 2 diabetes that is not related to Cushing’s syndrome.
Korlym may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.mifepristone uk
Do not use mifepristone if you are pregnant. It could harm the unborn baby or cause a miscarriage. Use effective birth control to prevent pregnancy while you are using Korlym and for at least 1 month after your last dose.
You will need to have a negative pregnancy test before you start taking Korlym, or if you restart the medication after not taking it for longer than 2 weeks.
Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any you start or stop using. Many drugs can interact, and some drugs should not be used together.mifepristone and misoprostol dose
Before taking this medicine
You should not take Korlym if you are allergic to mifepristone.mifepristone and misoprostol dose
You should not take Korlym if you are a woman who still has her uterus and you have:
- endometrial hyperplasia (changes in the cells lining your uterus);
- endometrial cancer (cancer of the cells lining your uterus); or
- unusual or unexplained vaginal bleeding.mifepristone and misoprostol dose
Many drugs can interact and cause dangerous effects. Some drugs should not be used together with mifepristone. Your doctor may change your treatment plan if you also use:
- dihydroergotamine, ergotamine;
- lovastatin, simvastatin;
- sirolimus, tacrolimus; or
- steroid medicine (dexamethasone, prednisone, methylprednisolone, and others).
Tell your doctor if you have ever had:
- low levels of potassium in your blood;
- heart disease;
- a bleeding or blood-clotting disorder;
- liver or kidney disease;
- an organ transplant; or
- a problem with your adrenal glands.mifepristone and misoprostol dose
You will need to have a negative pregnancy test before you start taking Korlym, or if you restart the medicine after not taking it for longer than 2 weeks.mifepristone uk
Do not use mifepristone if you are pregnant. It could harm the unborn baby or cause a miscarriage. Use effective birth control to prevent pregnancy while you are using this medicine and for at least 1 month after your last dose.
Mifepristone can make hormonal birth control less effective, including birth control pills, injections, implants, skin patches, and vaginal rings. To prevent pregnancy while using mifepristone, use a barrier form of birth control: condom, diaphragm, cervical cap, or contraceptive sponge.misoprostol vs mifepristone
Do not breastfeed while using this medicine, and for at least 21 days after your last dose. If you use a breast pump during this time, throw out any milk you collect. Do not feed it to your baby.misoprostol vs mifepristone
Mifepristone is not approved for use by anyone younger than 18 years old.misoprostol vs mifepristone
How should I take Korlym?
Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose. Use the medicine exactly as directed.
Always take this medicine with food.
Swallow the tablet whole and do not crush, chew, or break it.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Take the medicine as soon as you can, but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not take two doses at one time.42 10 pill
Korlym side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; or swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.42 10 pill
Korlym may cause serious side effects. Stop using Korlym and call your doctor at once if you have:
- unusual weakness or tiredness;
- a light-headed feeling, like you, might pass out;
- abnormal vaginal bleeding;
- worsening of any medical problems for which you use steroid medicine;
- low blood sugar—headache, hunger, weakness, sweating, confusion, irritability, dizziness, fast heart rate, or feeling jittery; or
- low potassium–leg cramps, irregular heartbeats, fluttering in your chest, muscle weakness, or limp feeling.42 10 pill
Common side effects of mifepristone may include: