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Medicine For Megestrol Allergy
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
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 ...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
When will I ovulate or get real period after taking megestrol (40mg twice a day or 7 days) to stop dub?
That shouldn't trigg: Megace (megestrol) is used to thin the lining of the uterus if it is abnormally thickened, which can happen due to a number of factors. Including hormonal imbalances, lack of ovulation, or being overweight. Megace (megestrol) does not trigger ovulation (which is the only thing that causes a "real" period, by the definition of that word). If you are trying to conceive, you should talk to your dr about other treatments. ...Read more
Bleeding after oral sex while on megestrol for only two days. Is something wrong or is it just leftover blood?
My dad has alzhiemers in later stages losing wieght takes sevrral meds for alzhiemers was prescribed megestrol 40mg x2 daily what can be side effects?
Usually none: It may affect some of his routine labs. I wish both of you good luck in this difficult situation. ...Read more
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
Is it normal to have spotting or light bleeding daily while taking Megestrol. I have been on it for a month. I just started bleeding last week.?
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
I've been taking 40mg of megestrol for the pass 2 wks, is it possible that I can still get my period? Although I'm a few days late with symptoms
I was put me on megestrol 40mg to stop breakthrough bleeding. How long will it take to work and is it safe? It stopped but started again during sex
Quickly and safe: Megestrol usually begins to work within 24 hours to decrease and hopefully stop dysfunctional uterine bleeding. It is a safe medication. Additional megestrol is safe. If you contionue to have bleeding with sex, please inform your md. Postcoital bleeding can sometimes indicate a cervical disorder such as dysplasia and uncommonly cervical cancer. ...Read more
I bled after oral sex. I'm on megestrol 40 mg for breakthrough bleeding. Is this just left over blood from it stopping abruptly or is something wrong?
See your PCP: Could be from stopping megestrol. Get checked by your pcp for any other pathology. ...Read more
New prescription: If your doctor did not tell you why you were prescribed this medication you need to ask him/her why. If you are not satisfied with your doctor seek advice from another doctor. In the meantime go on line and read through the information about your new drug. ...Read more
Did your doctor prescribe this and did he/she tell you why?
If so can you please tell me what she/he told you about your need for this medicine. ...Read more
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