Adrenal Insufficiency Medications
Definition of Adrenal Insufficiency:
Adrenal insufficiency is a disorder characterized by underactive adrenal glands and an insufficient production of the hormones cortisol and, sometimes, aldosterone. The adrenal glands are small organs located on top of each kidney. They consist of an inner layer called the medulla and an outer layer called the adrenal cortex. In the body, the hypothalamus, the pituitary glands, and the adrenal glands work together to produce hormones that control many body systems. If any part of their signaling and feedback system is not working it can cause major disruptions and illness within the body.
Drugs associated with Adrenal Insufficiency
The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of Adrenal Insufficiency. This service should be used as a supplement to, and NOT a substitute for, the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgment of healthcare practitioners.
Topics under Adrenal Insufficiency
- Addison's Disease (18 drugs)
- Adrenocortical Insufficiency (23 drugs)
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Micromedex® Care Notes:
Synonym(s): Adrenal crisis, acute; Adrenal failure; Adrenal insufficiency, exogenous