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Dr. George Canellos
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Megestrol (Overview)

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


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Is the drug megestrol acet safe?

Is the drug megestrol acet safe?

Depends: Thsi drug sis used for a number of conditionc including cachexia ( appetite) or breast cancer . It is usually benign but can have some side effects. ...Read more

Dr. George Canellos
58 doctors shared insights

Megestrol (Overview)

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


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My doctor prescribed me megestrol acetate. What is it for?

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

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Is it possible for megestrol acetate mixed suspension to be used in the treatment of anorexia?

Is it possible for megestrol acetate mixed suspension to be used in the treatment of anorexia?

Yes.: Anorexia- loss of appetite. Yes. Anorexia Nervosa is eating disorder and requires a comprehensive treatment with a psychiatrists and other doctors- really serious life threatening condition. Doctor might prescribe it, but it doesn't work by itself for it. ...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 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

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

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After taking megestrol i bled daily for wks. Is this a normal side effect?

After taking megestrol i bled daily for wks. Is this a normal side effect?

Progestin: Breakthrough bleeding can be a side effect of Progesterone based medications such as megestrol (progestin) & will subside after cessation of therapy. If the bleeding is protracted your doctor may prescribe another medication to help stop the bleeding. Consult your doctor or gynecologist to make sure the bleeding was not caused by an underlying gynecological pathology. ...Read more

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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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Is the drug megestrol acet safe?

Depends: Thsi drug sis used for a number of conditionc including cachexia ( appetite) or breast cancer . It is usually benign but can have some side effects. ...Read more

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

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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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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After taking megestrol i bled daily for wks. Is this a normal side effect?

Progestin: Breakthrough bleeding can be a side effect of Progesterone based medications such as megestrol (progestin) & will subside after cessation of therapy. If the bleeding is protracted your doctor may prescribe another medication to help stop the bleeding. Consult your doctor or gynecologist to make sure the bleeding was not caused by an underlying gynecological pathology. ...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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Does megestrol cause my BBT to rise and stay risen? (took for 7 days and rose the day after starting taking it and is still up 6 days after stopping)

More likely normal: If you noticed a rise in BBT related to ovulation, then i would say that this will stay elevated during the entire "luteal phase" of your cycle until you either get pregnant or get your period. So, 13 days of an elevated BBT is more likely just normal and unrelated to the medication. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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