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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

Dr. George Canellos
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Can you tell me about side effects or symptoms with megace or megestrol acetate ?

Can you tell me about side effects or symptoms with megace or megestrol acetate ?

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

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At age 35... How effective is megestrol acetate in treating endometrial hyperplasia...What are problem side effects....What about ability to conceive?

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

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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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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

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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

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This may be an obsurd question, but should I fast if my appetite has always been next to none-existent? I currently take Megace (megestrol) ES to help me eat.

Poor appetite.: Two suggestions: 1: Set up an appointment with a dietitian. 2: Go online to "NuVal" and see if you can improve your diet., NuVal has about 100 items for you to look at. ...Read more

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Can I use megace (megestrol) if i'm underweight?

Can I use megace (megestrol) if i'm underweight?

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

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I'm on megace (megestrol). Lately i noticed I have pain in the back of my neck. Any relation?

I'm on megace (megestrol). Lately i noticed I have pain in the back of my neck. Any relation?

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

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Is it okay to start Pueraria Mirifica 500mg, right after, or day after stopping Megace (megestrol) Es? Any concerns?

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

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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?

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

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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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Can megace (megestrol) cause myasthenia gravis?

Can megace (megestrol) cause myasthenia gravis?

Not likely: No evidence to suggest a connection in the literature. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Megace (Definition)

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