Testing hypothalamus and pituitary function. Metopirone is a diagnostic aid. It works by blocking the body's natural production of cortisol and corticosterone, which increases the production of corticotropin (ACTH). This helps to test the function of the hypothalamus and pituitary gland.
The drug Metopirone is a generic drug used in diagnostics. Metopirone is an inhibitor of endogenous adrenal corticosteroid synthesis. It is available in the form of 250 mg capsules and should be administered orally. The common brand name for Metopirone is Metopirone and it belongs to the class of drugs known as adrenal steroid synthesis inhibitor.