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How do medications treat Cushing's syndrome?

Surgery is usually the best treatment for Cushing's syndrome when a tumor causing the condition can be found. If a tumor isn't found or surgery isn't possible, then medications are used. The medication can be metyrapone or ketoconazole.

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