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Megestrol Acetate Oral Suspension 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
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
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
Megestrol: 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
Does megestrol acetate always stop heavy bleeding? I've been taking it for a week and it slowed my bleeding down but tonight i started bleedi again.
Not always: Megestrol acetate is a hormone that may decrease or eliminate heavy bleeding from the uterus. It is used after other causes of bleeding (cancer, precancer, polyps, uterine lining overgrowth, etc) has been ruled out. Menstrual period suppression can be difficult. Doses of suppression hormones may need to be adjusted to avoid break through bleeding. ...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
No: Megace is a very strong progestin that is typically used to treat women with pre-cancerous changes of the uterine lining if they can't or don't want to have a hysterectomy. It helps to thin the lining, but won't restore normal menstrual cycles other progestins can be utilized in some women who skip menses for mos, to 'jump start' or trigger them to bleed after taking them for 10 days every so ofte. ...Read more
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