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Doctor insights on: Megestrol Acetate Oral Suspension Side Effects

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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

Dr. George Canellos
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Megestrol (Definition)

Megestrol is a progestin-based agent which is a kind of women's ...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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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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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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Can i ovulate and get pregnant while taking Megestrol Acetate 20MG?

Can i ovulate and get pregnant while taking Megestrol Acetate 20MG?

NOT RECOMMENDED: Megestrol is PROSCRIBED (meaning not allowed) in pregnancy. Yes, you can become pregnant but NO you absolutely should not take this if you are considering pregnancy. ...Read more

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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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What do you suggest if my doctor prescribed me megestrol acetate?

What do you suggest if my doctor prescribed me megestrol acetate?

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

Dr. Mark Pack
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Megace (Definition)

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