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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
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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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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?

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

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I have been taking Megace (megestrol) Es on and off. Now im back on it for two weeks. But I'm not getting hungry or gaining at all. What could be happening. Concerned?

I have been taking Megace (megestrol) Es on and off. Now im back on it for two weeks. But I'm 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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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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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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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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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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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

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What is the definition or description of: Megestrol allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Megestrol allergy?

Allergy is intoleran: When you experience unexpected side effects that occur each time you take this medicine, this may reflect an allergy to the drug (megestrol in your case). Typically allergy implies skin rashes, itching or swelling of mucosa of lips or throat areas. It is unlikely that you are allergic to this medicine but have your doctor monitor you while you are starting to take this medicine in order to be sure. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Megace (megestrol) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Megace (megestrol) allergy?

Intolerance: An allergy means zero tolerance for a medication. It usually shows as hives, skin rash often associated with itching. One must avoid using such a medicine again. This applies to any and all drugs including Megace. ...Read more

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How long will it take to get your period after stopping megace (megestrol)?

How long will it take to get your period after stopping megace (megestrol)?

Usually after: Usually one starts their period after stopping Progesterone. Since you are 50 you mayor may not have a period depending on if you have started perimenopause or menopause ...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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When will I ovulate or get real period after taking megestrol (40mg twice a day or 7 days) to stop dub?

When will I ovulate or get real period after taking megestrol (40mg twice a day or 7 days) to stop dub?

That shouldn't trigg: Megace (megestrol) is used to thin the lining of the uterus if it is abnormally thickened, which can happen due to a number of factors. Including hormonal imbalances, lack of ovulation, or being overweight. Megace (megestrol) does not trigger ovulation (which is the only thing that causes a "real" period, by the definition of that word). If you are trying to conceive, you should talk to your dr about other treatments. ...Read more

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Bleeding after oral sex while on megestrol for only two days. Is something wrong or is it just leftover blood?

Bleeding after oral sex while on megestrol for only two days. Is something wrong or is it just leftover blood?

Normal: For most women, starting any kind of new hormone therapy takes a three month adjustment period. In this situation, probably not related to oral sex. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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