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Does Megestrol cause or stop bleeding?

I was given Megestrol Acetate for endometrial hyperplasia. The doctor said it would thin the uterine lining, but I haven't started a period since being on it. How does it thin the lining if i don't bleed? Or should I be bleeding? ## I was wondering the same thing. They told me that I shouldn't have a period and I haven't I spotted a little that's all. But I rarely had periods before I started megestrol. I have thicken endometium was 2.5cm after a month of taking the meds I'm at 3.5 so back to the doc I go. Wondering if anyone has had megestrol not work ? ## Megestrol contains a synthetic form of the hormone Progesterone, which is vital to a woman's healthy menstrual cycle. Each month, a woman will typically experience a large bolus of progesterone being relea...

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Megestrol Ac 40mg and weight gain.

Is Megestrol usually used for someone who can not gain weight? My husband has very little appetite and is very thin so he was prescribed Megestrol AC 40 mg. He does not have cancer or aids or anything like that. Thank you! ## Megestrol is a progesterone derivative and, when given in high doses, it can substantially increase appetite. Learn more: Are there any other questions or comments? ## Yes. My doc prescribed it to me because I told her I hardly ever had an appetite. I am 5' 11" and weighed 127. I was tired of being skinny and it being apart of others conversations. Just as your husband, I dont have cancer, AIDS, or any other sickness. Just a poor appetite. It works though. I gained 15 lbs in a little over a month. ## Mother had no appetite and was loosing weight; broke hip ...

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Megestrol acetate side effects

My doctor started me on 400mg of megestrol to gain weight. Because of how quickly I gained, it was reduced to 80mg two months later. Could that change in dosage be the cause of clitoral atrophy? ## Hello Jessa, According to the National Institute of Health and their warnings associated with megestrol acetate I don't any warnings or adverse reaction listings that states this medicine causes clitoral atrophy, however, it does list decreased libido as a common side effect. My understanding is that clitoral atrophy is the decreased size and feeling of the clitoris which could be the result of hormonal imbalance and or restricted blood flow. Due to the fact that the megestrol is a synthetic hormone based drug it is possible that despite not being listed as a common side effect it could p...

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Discontinuing Megestrol Treatment

I'm elderly and have been taking megestrol, but would like to come off most of my meds... Is there an adjustment period or can you come off of megestrol fast? ## Hi Jerry, May I ask how long you've been taking Megestrol for? Often times, if someone has taken a medication long enough, there can be physical or psychological adjustment periods simply because the body is being cut off a chemical that it was used to having, even when the substance is benign in nature or non-habit-forming. However, if it's been a short while (say a few months or so), then in my opinion I don't see any reason why someone wouldn't be able to stop taking this medication cold turkey. On the other hand, because everyone reacts/responds differently (due to various underlying factors), the only w...

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Megace and fevers

I’m a 35 yr old female that had abnormal bleeding from PCOS and after a blood transfusion, put on megace to stop the bleeding. This was in July 2017. I’ve been running high fevers since October, non stop. Highest 103.0. I’ve been admitted and they’ve ran every test imaginable. Every test is coming back negative.Theyve rested me for Lyme, West Nile, meningitis, CT’s of Head, abdomen, pelvic, you name it, I’ve had it tested. I’m curious to know if Megace has given anyone else these “unexplained” fevers? I? have the doctors baffled, yet spoke with an oncologist today and think we might be on to this medication. Anyone else experience this? ## Yes, it has been known to cause fevers and hot flashes, according to FDA reports. Other side ef...

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narco barr 555 607

round white barr on one side and 555 607 on other side ## Based on the description provided, I found your pill to be Megestrol acetate (40 mg). NOTE: the drug database shows the description to be the letter b on one side and 555 | 607 on the other. Megestrol is a progesterone derivative with antineoplastic properties used in the treatment of advanced carcinoma of the breast and endometrium. You can view a detailed description of the drug, by clicking on the link below... If you have any more questions or comments to add, please post back so I can further assist you. ## n i grain weight with this pills Can i grain weight with this pill

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Round White barr 555 607

Round white pill imprinted "Barr 555 607" ## Teva Pharmaceuticals lists this tablet as containing 40mgs of Megestrol, with is a form of the hormone Progesterone. It is vital to a woman's health, and her natural menstrual cycle, as well as her ability to carry a baby to full term. NDC: 00555-0607 Inactive Ingredients: lactose anhydrous, calcium phosphate dihydrate dibasic, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, sodium starch glycolate type A potato The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, irritability, mood changes, and irregular bleeding. Is there anything else I can help with?

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how long can i take megestrol acetate for endometrial cancer

I have been suffering from endometrial cancer grade1 stage 1A . After diagnosis my doctor has given me megestrol acetate 160 mg in the morning & 160 mg at night. I started taking it since 1-6-2016. After six months December, 16 another biopsy is done. It shows that the thickness of endometrum has reduced from 25 mm to 4.4 mm but cancer is still there. I am continuing my drug. How long can I continue or what should I do? I am 35 and I have no child. I had two miscarriages in 2014. Make me grateful by answering me please. ## Hello, I also take 320mg per day but take 2 tablets every 6 hours for a steady amount to remain in my system. I also eat a plan based diet - no packaged or junk food - and walk for an hour every day. You can continue the drug for 9 months BEFORE finding out if it ...

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3 months of magestrol

I took magestrol for three months and im now cancer free. I dont have cancer. I took 80mg a day. for the first two months i was taking the wrong dosage and then the last month i took 160mg and had surgery on the 16th of march 2016 and that was a breeze. I was only out for 46 minutes. That's the first thing i said when i woke up, 46 minutes. just like my doc told me i was asleep for and he didnt lie. Thank you jesus im now cancer free and im grateful for that medication. I was taking it for hyperplasia and cancer cells and they're all gone. best medication ever and very mild side effects and it took me two weeks to get used to them. God is good. I'm so blessed and thankful for my lord, magestrol and my doctor... The medication is so worth it for those of you that are scared t...

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Megestrol 40mg. Menopause, endometrial lining 11cm fib

I am post menopausal. 58 years old Vaginal ultrasound shows endometrial long at 11mm small fibroid and polyp. Endometrial Biopsy results were benign. Gyno put me on 40mg megestrol for 2 months. Took it for 1 week and my stomach bloated so much I looked 8 months pregnant. Cramps, headaches, the worst PMS I have ever had. No bleeding but running to bathroom thinking I was. I'd rather have a D&C to thin the lining and to be absolutely sure the fibroid and polyp are benign. I refuse to take megestrol - these make me crazy crampy severe PMS weight gaining pills and it's cruel to prescribe and expect a 58 year old postmenopausal woman to go thru this bodily hell. Menopause was bad enough. Not for me! Asking for D&C. ## I am very sorry about the issues you've experienced, t...

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Why am i still bleeding??

So i have been on my menstrual for almost 2 months and i seen my obgyn about a month ago and she prescribed prov-era once a day and said that it would stop the bleeding! Its now been 3 and a half weeks since i been taking the prov-era and i am still bleeding and She prescribed megestrol 20 mg for me to take along with it. Will this finally work??? Im so frustrated!! ## There is no way that anyone can tell you definitively, it can vary from woman to woman, since we are all different. It can be a matter of trial and error to find what works for any given one of us to stop such an issue. The FDA lists the typical side effects of these medications as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, irritability, and PMS-like symptoms. How old are you? Are you on any other medications? How he...

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The Dr gave me megestrol for heavy periods. I

Hey my name is Michelle. I am 50 years old.the doctor did biospy for uterus my lining is 5.8. and my periods have been so heavy...He started me on megestrol to hopefully stop my period.will this work???I am premenopausal he said ..Thank you ..Please I need advice ## It could help, so you should take it as directed by your doctor. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, irritability, and PMS-like symptoms. Have you started taking it, yet? Has there been any change? ## Hey...I'm starting it tomorrow...So I'm hoping it helps me.. ## I have been taking it for about 3 years. I am 43 and had heavier periods with severe pain, which we found out was from my uterus pushing on the arthritis in my lower back. My period has been gone all thi...

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Lack of vascularity

Hello, I am 55 year old, postmenopausal women, taking the Megestrol (160 mg daily for 2 months already) to treat endometrial adenocarcinoma on early stage. My last ultrasound show "lack of vasculaarity in the more inferior portion - ?significance?. This finding is not seen on the previous images (in October, before Megace treatment). I couldn't get an answer why it happens and what is mean. If anybody know the answe I would really appreciate the information ## Hello, Galena! How are you? Vascularity usually denotes having visible superficial veins, thus, a lack of it means that there is a section where these veins are not visible. According to the the NIH, it may, or may not be significant. In other words, if it is due to the medication/medical treatments, it is nothing to worry...

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Diarrhea side effect

Dr. prescribed Megestrol 40mg twice daily to surpress my period (they are really heavy due to uterine polyps--haven't s heded removal yet). I had diarrhea every day for a week and trouble sleeping. Stopped taking the Megestrol because of the side effects. Has anyone else experienced this and did it eventually stop or do you just live with it? Not sure which is the lesser of two evils. ## Most side effects are transient and usually go away in about 4 to 5 weeks, once your body gets used to the medication, as reported by the NIH. When taking this medication, you may also experience nausea, headache and spotting. If it gets severe, you should inform your doctor. Is there anything else I can help with?

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megestrol ac is it suppose to stop your menstrual cycle? ## It is a Progesterone class hormone, so it does have that effect on some people. Are you currently taking it? ## Can megestrol 40mg/ml sus cause my period to stop ? i been taking it for a month today and i haven't got my period and i always do. when i went to the doctor a month ago it was when i was in my period and also when she told me to take this medicine because i had lost weight and im already thin, so i noticed the next day after taking this medicine was period had stop i was hardly bleeding, i don't think i'm pregnant . could this medicine stop my menstrual cycle? ## Can megestrol stop my period in a day ir two

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I was diagnosed with Simple Endometrial Hyperplasia in Dece

I'm talking Megestrol Acetate 40mg twice a day. Started December 23. My feet feel tingly and on February 10 my lower back and my right and left side hurts plus my stomach hurt off and on I feel bloated like I have my period. Started lightly spotting on February 19 after an ultra sound. The doctor told me to try a couple more weeks and then if I'm not feeling better she will refer me to a specialist. I not feeling good. ## Hello, Melissa! How are you? Has there been any improvement? This is a hormone, so such side effects have been known to happen, when taking it, as reported by the FDA. You may also experience headache and mood swings. ## In case you're not familiar with your condition, it's where you uterus builds up too many cells. It's usually caused by your body ...

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what better liquid or Tablet

Hi I've been taking Megestrol Tablet once a day for two months now to help me gain weight and I haven't seen an results should I change from Tablets to Liquid/ ## Hello, Tasha! How are you? Since they are the same substance, just different forms, switching from one to the other isn't likely to help. Have you consulted your doctor? You may need to try something else. How much are you trying to gain and why? The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including dizziness, drowsiness and increased appetite.

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megestrol ingredents

what drugs dose Megestrol contain ## Hello, Marie! How are you? That is the active ingredient. The FDA lists Megestrol as being most commonly used to treat the symptoms of advance breast or uterine cancer. Its typical side effects may possibly include diarrhea, nausea, insomnia, headache, increased appetite and weight gain. Is there anything else I can help with?

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2 Megestrol 40mg tablets, twice a day

I was diagnosed with endometrial hyperplasia stage 3 - stage 4 is cancer. I had a D&C around november by gynecologist and was referred to robotic oncologist who prescribed the Megestrol. Since I am morbid obese, I did not know about the weight gain with the megestrol and have gained about 20 lbs in two months to my surprise; so when requesting a refill, i was told by pharmacist these tablets were for people who have trouble eating (not for cancer treatment as I was told by robotic oncologist). The oncologist is planning a hysterectomy around June 2015 because he wants me to loose as much weight as possible from a proposed bariatric surgery because the OR table has to be slanted in a certain position which makes my weight press on my chest making breathing hard for me. I do not know ...

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megace 40mg 4xday

I was prescribed megace for endometrial lining too thick. About six weeks ago I had a hysteroscopy and a d&c...she scrubbed the ablation because it looked too suspicious...but, she was prepared to call someone else in. The Megace worked pretty well before the procedures. It was just a matter of which dosage would work.. Went from once a day...didn't work. Went to twice a day...didn't work. Went to three times a day...didn't work. Finally, at four times a worked. Then, I had those two procedures. Now, we are back to figuring out what to do. Went from twice a day and now back to four times a day. Bleeding and cramping have gotten much worse. Follow up with doc on Wednesday to go over my options. I hope it will be the "h" word...hysterectomy. I am 47 and ha...

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