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Medicine For Megace Allergy
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Allergy is intoleran: When you experience unexpected side effects that occur each time you take this medicine, this may reflect an allergy to the drug (megestrol in your case). Typically allergy implies skin rashes, itching or swelling of mucosa of lips or throat areas. It is unlikely that you are allergic to this medicine but have your doctor monitor you while you are starting to take this medicine in order to be sure. ...Read more
My dad wants to gain weight but he can't he's tried a medicine called megace (megestrol) and it hasn't worked yet. He just wants to gain 10 pounds.
Weight gain: More information is needed. Does your dad have any illness that could be causing weight loss? Hopefully his doctor prescribed the megace (megestrol). It may take a while for this medicine to increase the appetite. He needs to discuss the dose of med with his doctor. It may need to be adjusted. Also he may need some food supplements to increase the calorie intake. These should be discussed with the doctor. ...Read more
My doc gave megace (megestrol) to treat endo cancer it makes gain lbs I have IUD also. I don't need or want to gain weight. Can I take medicine to help lose lbs?
Discuss with doctor.: MEGACE (megestrol) is indicated for the treatment of anorexia, cachexia, or an unexplained, significant weight loss in patients. Discuss with your doctor and make sure you are on the same page with the goals of care. ...Read more
I started taking megestrol (megace), a hormone medicine. Could that be the reason why I missed my period?
If that was prescribed by your doctor please let her/him know what is happening.
If there was not a doctor involved please stop megace (megestrol) and see your doctor. ...Read more
I started taking megestrol (megace) a hormone medicine could that be the reason why I missed my period?
Yes: Megace (megestrol) is a synthetic progestin that if taken on a daily basis can suppress menstrual bleeding. Continuous progestin medications tend to act like a chemical D&C which keeps the lining of the uterus thin. If there is no lining to eliminate, there is no menstrual bleeding. ...Read more
Many side effects.:
Body as a Whole: abdominal pain, chest pain, infection, thrush and sarcoma
Cardiovascular System: cardiomyopathy and palpitation
Digestive System: constipation, dry mouth, hepatomegaly, increased salivation and oral thrush
Metabolic and Nutritional: LDH increased, edema and peripheral edema
Nervous System: paresthesia, confusion, convulsion, depression
More. Many side effects ...Read more
Hi, I am on megace 160mg for 6 months already and the last d&c showed that the med is working. However, I have experienced heavy bleeding and sometime?
Are you taking it because of any h/o cancer or just taking it as an appetite stimulant. Sorry for asking this question because menace not avery commonly prescribed drug, for loss of appetite. Who prescribed it, your primary care doctor or some other consult
physician. Need the above information before answering fully for ur question please. ...Read more
Yes: It works well with many patients.Get a more detailed answer ›
It depends: The real question is why are you underweight. Megace is a steroid based compound that increases appetite and as a result weight. It does not specifically put on bodyweight. It does promote fat stores. Additionally, when you stop Megace there is the potential for adrenal insufficiency acutely. What you should be focusing on his training underlying cause and if possible treating the cause! ...Read more
Probably not.: Pain in the back of the neck is usually musculoskeletal (due to a strain of muscles, tendons, or ligaments) and there would be no reason for Megace (megestrol) to cause that. ...Read more
Is it okay to start Pueraria Mirifica 500mg, right after, or day after stopping Megace (megestrol) Es? Any concerns?
Depends: Since pueraria migifica is a phytoestrogen (a plant derived estrogen like compound), it may be contraindicated altogether and risky if the megace (megestrol) has been used for certain conditions. Ask your doctor if estrogen is safe for you and if not you should avoid the pueraria. Hope this helps. ...Read more
How long does it take for Megace to get out of my system and for me to start back losing weight will I go back to my normal weight size I hope?
Dobtful its Megace!: Megace does cause some weight gain but it is not very common. So lets not blame it entirely on megace...it gets out of your body in 2-3 days. If you are serious about losing weight, begin to cut down on your daily calories by cutting down quantity of food and avoid rich, oily or fried foods. Shift to plant based foods, taking veggies and fruits to fill half of you food plate at each mealtime. ...Read more
I took megace (megestrol) es for about 3 months. People tell me that I look darker, as if I have a tan. Is this a side effect? Will I continue to get darker?
One of the possible side effects from Megace (megestrol) is adrenal suppression, which can result in darker pigmentation of the skin.
You should contact your physician immediately to notify him/her of this symptom. Depending on why you are taking it and the severity of your other problems, you need to discuss discontinuation of the medication. ...Read more
No: There should not be any effect.Get a more detailed answer ›
Megace (megestrol): Megace (megestrol) is out of your system in 100 to 250 hours. Thus, side effects should diminish after this time frame. ...Read more
I have been taking Megace (megestrol) Es on and off. Now im back on it for two weeks. But I'm not getting hungry or gaining at all. What could be happening. Concerned?
Depends: Megace (megestrol) ES is used for Anorexia/weight loss, AIDs associated weight loss, Cancer related Cachexia. I have used it for patients who have no appetite. First determine why you have not appetite? Review sx with Dr. Who prescribed med. Consider going to a nutritionist to create a diet plan that is palatable for your palate. Excess calories will lead to weight gain. ...Read more
Yes: Hormonal therapy (including megace (megestrol), (megestrol) tamoxifen) can be used in the treatment of certain endometrial cancers which have recurred or spread to other sites. Patients with tumors positive for the Progesterone receptor especially may respond to megace (megestrol). ...Read more