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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Megace (Overview)

Megace is a progestin-based agent which is a kind of women's health and pregnancy drug.


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I have been taking Megace (megestrol) Es on and off.Now im back on it for two weeks.But Im not getting hungry or gaining at all.What could be happening.Concerned?

I have been taking Megace (megestrol) Es  on and off.Now im back on it for two weeks.But Im 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

Dr. Chad Levitt
41 doctors shared insights

Megace (Overview)

Megace is a progestin-based agent which is a kind of women's health and pregnancy drug.


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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.

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

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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?

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?

Adrenal suppression: 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

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Has anyone experienced side effects or symptoms with megace (megestrol)?

Has anyone experienced side effects or symptoms with megace (megestrol)?

Yes, it is possible: This is a very strong progestin medication and is often associated with weight gain, fluid retention, possible blood clots and high blood sugars. Other side effects are possible but less common. ...Read more

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How long once you stop taking megace (megestrol) does it take for side effects to stop?

How long once you stop taking megace (megestrol) does it take for side effects to stop?

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

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Can endometrial cancer be treated with megace (megestrol)?

Can endometrial cancer be treated with megace (megestrol)?

Endometrial cancer: It depends upon the type and grade of cancer. Megace (megestrol) is often used for people to sick to have surgery, people trying to preserve fertility, and for recurrence. ...Read more

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Why is it when I stop taking Megace (megestrol).i don't have a appetite?

Whoprescribed-megace: 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

Dr. George Canellos
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Megestrol (Definition)

Megestrol is a progestin-based agent which is a kind of women's ...Read more