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Drug Info for korlym

Mifepristone (Korlym) is used to treat hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) in people with a certain type of Cushing's syndrome in which the body makes too much cortisol (a hormone) and who have failed surgery or cannot have surgery to treat this condition. Mifepristone is in a class of medications called cortisol receptor blockers. It works by blocking the activity of cortisol. Mifepristone is also available as another product (Mifeprex) that is used alone or in combination with another medication to end an early pregnancy. This monograph only gives information about mifepristone (Korlym) used to control hyperglycemia in people with a certain type of Cushing's syndrome. If you are using mifepristone to terminate a pregnancy, read the monograph entitled mifepristone (Mifeprex), which has been written about this product.

Korlym is a cortisol receptor blocker used to control high blood sugar in patients with hypercortisolism caused by cushing’s syndrome. Patients with this condition are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes or become intolerant to glucose due to the high levels of cortisol in their bodies. Korlym works by blocking the release of cortisol to reduce blood glucose levels. It is indicated for use by adults and is available as a tablet.

  • Korlym
  • Mifeprex

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.

Missed dose: Take a dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then and take a regular dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Korlym„¢ tablets: Take your medicine as directed. Your dose may need to be changed several times to find what works best for you. Oral routeIt is best to take this medicine with food or milk. Swallow the tablet whole. Do not break, crush, or chew it.

This medicine should come with a Medication Guide. Ask your pharmacist for a copy if you do not have one.

Mifeprex® tablets: The entire treatment requires 3 visits to your doctor.At the first visit, you will be given 1 mifepristone tablet. Two days later at the second visit, you will be given 4 tablets of another medicine called misoprostol. Two weeks later at the third visit, your doctor will check to make sure you are no longer pregnant. It is very important that you go to all of your appointments during your treatment. Call your doctor if you are not able to keep one of your appointments.This medicine will cause you to bleed and have cramps for about 2 to 4 weeks.

This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to mifepristone, misoprostol, or similar medicines, or if you have abnormal vaginal bleeding, endometrial cancer, a bleeding disorder, or porphyria. Patients with Cushing syndrome should not use this medicine if they are pregnant.

Korlym„¢ tablets: It is not safe to take this medicine during pregnancy. It could harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant. Use an effective form of birth control during treatment and for 1 month after treatment ends.Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding, or if you have kidney disease, liver disease, a bleeding disorder, heart failure, high blood pressure, or a history of heart or blood vessel disease.This medicine could cause the following problems: Adrenal insufficiencyLow potassium levels in the bloodVaginal bleedingQT prolongation (heart rhythm problem)

Mifeprex® tablets: Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding, or if you have adrenal gland problems, a bleeding disorder, or anemia. Tell your doctor if you have an IUD.After treatment it is possible for you to get pregnant again, even before you have your next period. You may start using birth control as soon as your pregnancy ends.This medicine may cause severe infection or excessive vaginal bleeding.It is sometimes necessary to have a surgical abortion to completely end the pregnancy. You may also need to have surgery if there is any tissue left in your uterus after treatment with mifepristone.

Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.

Some foods and medicines can affect how mifepristone works. Tell your doctor knows if you are using any of the following:Aprepitant, boceprevir, bupropion, carbamazepine, conivaptan, diltiazem, fluvastatin, imatinib, mibefradil, nefazodone, repaglinide, phenobarbital, phenytoin, rifabutin, rifampin, rifapentine, St John's wort, telaprevir, or verapamilMedicine to treat HIV/AIDS (including amprenavir, atazanavir, darunavir/ritonavir, efavirenz, fosamprenavir, indinavir, lopinavir, nelfinavir, ritonavir, saquinavir)Medicine to treat an infection (including ciprofloxacin, clarithromycin, erythromycin, fluconazole, itraconazole, ketoconazole, posaconazole, telithromycin, voriconazole)NSAID pain or arthritis medicine (including aspirin, diclofenac, ibuprofen, naproxen, celecoxib)

Do not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice while you are using this medicine.

Do not use this medicine if you are also using a blood thinner (including warfarin), cyclosporine, dihydroergotamine, ergotamine, fentanyl, lovastatin, pimozide, quinidine, simvastatin, sirolimus, tacrolimus, or steroid medicine (including dexamethasone, hydrocortisone, methylprednisolone, prednisone).

  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Mifeprex® tablets: Fever, severe stomach pain, or pelvic tendernessHeavy vaginal bleeding or severe cramping
  • Korlym„¢ tablets: Dry mouth, increased thirst, muscle crampsFast, pounding, or uneven heartbeatLightheadedness, dizziness, faintingShaking, trembling, sweating, hunger, confusion, weaknessSwelling in your hands, ankles, or feetTrouble breathingVaginal bleeding
  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
  • Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting
  • Decreased appetite
  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Joint or muscle pain
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The average price of Korlym without insurance is about $13,396 for a supply of 28, 300 mg tablets. The average price could be reduced by using our free OptionRx coupon card which allows you to have up to 80% discount on Korlym at participating local pharmacies.

Our OptionRx Korlym coupon card is used at most major pharmacies in the U.S. including Kroger, Walgreens, Rite Aid and CVS Pharmacy. Enter your zip code on the Korlym page on our site to see which of your local pharmacies accepts the Korlym discount card. Or bring your OptionRx discount card to your pharmacy and ask the pharmacist to process your prescription using the BIN and PCN number found on your card.

Mifepristone is the generic name for Korlym. You can get up to 80% off using our Korlym prescription discount coupon.

You can significantly save on the cost of Korlym by using a free coupon available from the manufacturer’s website. Also, Korlym Patient Assistance Program, Good Days Program and Patient Access Network Foundation are patient assistance programs that assist underinsured and uninsured patients with access to medications such as Korlym for free or at a saving. You can also use our free coupon. Our customers typically find that they save more by using our free OptionRx savings card.