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Megace Side Effects
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 Blood: leukopenia Metabolic and Nutritional: LDH increased, edema and peripheral edema Nervous System: paresthesia, confusion, convulsion, depression More. Many side effects ...Read more
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
At age 35... How effective is megestrol acetate in treating endometrial hyperplasia...What are problem side effects....What about ability to conceive?
Good after treatment: Remember you're being treated for a pre-cancerous lining of the uterus. Simple hyperplasia is treated with megestrol to prevent proliferation (growth) to a more aggressive type which may require hysterectomy. If all works well, your gyn can clear you for pregnancy. Side effects are hot flashes, GI symptoms, slight edema but all reversible. Please check with your doc for more details. Stay safe. ...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?
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
Yes: It works well with many patients.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: There should not be any effect.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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