Thursday, February 23, 2012

FDA approves Mifepristone for some Cushing's disease symptoms(new brand name Korlym)

Here is the link to Korlym, the new Corcept Inc brand name for Corlux and the old generic Mifepristone might also help anyone with diabetes suffering from a pituitary adenoma brain tumor or a primary brain tumor pressing on the pituitary gland which is the master gland. The FDA News report mentions the word en·dog·e·nous ( n-d j -n s). adj. 1. Produced or growing from within. 2. Originating or produced within an organism, tissue, or cell: Mifepristone or Korlym is now FDA approved for endogenous Cushing's disease. I highly recommend that my new dear meningimates (my own affectionate term for patients and caregivers) check out their own symptoms if they are badly overweight, frequently tired and out of breath and have high blood sugar levels compared to a list of Cushing's disease syndromes and get a doctors referral for a second opinion from an endocrinologist before they have either surgery or radiation therapy if possible, and if their brain tumor is or was centrally located near and/or causing internal pressure on their pituitary gland. Remember, I'm not a doctor or a nurse, just an experienced and informed brain tumor survivor. In fact, neuroendocrinology is a tough course of study, its an advanced medical specialty with these two major fields of medicine overlapping, so highly skilled neuro-endocrinologists who can dispense drug therapies are few and far between in the US today.