Megestrol

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Megestrol Overview

Megestrol (INN, BAN) is a progestin of the 17α-hydroxyprogesterone group which was never marketed and is not currently used clinically.[1][2] Its acylated derivative megestrol acetate is also a progestogen, which, in contrast to megestrol itself, has been extensively used as a pharmaceutical drug.[1][2] Synthesis Megestrol synthesis:[3] U.S. Patent 2,891,079 See also Megestrol acetate Medroxyprogestero...

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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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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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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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barr 555 607

round white pill ## 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. 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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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Megestrol
  • Suspension: 125mg/ml, 400mg/10ml, 40mg/ml
  • Tablet: 20mg, 40mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Megestrol: (47 results)

Showing the first 20, Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0054-3542 Megestrol Acetate 40 mg/ml Oral Suspension by Roxane Laboratories, Inc
  • 0054-4603 Megestrol Acetate 20 mg Oral Tablet by Roxane Laboratories, Inc
  • 0054-4604 Megestrol Acetate 40 mg Oral Tablet by Roxane Laboratories, Inc
  • 0054-8603 Megestrol Acetate 20 mg Oral Tablet by Roxane Laboratories, Inc
  • 0054-8604 Megestrol Acetate 40 mg Oral Tablet by Roxane Laboratories, Inc
  • 0121-4776 Megestrol Acetate 40 mg/ml Oral Suspension by Pharmaceutical Associates, Inc.
  • 0555-0606 Megestrol Acetate 20 mg Oral Tablet by Barr Laboratories Inc.
  • 0555-0607 Megestrol Acetate 40 mg Oral Tablet by Barr Laboratories Inc.
  • 0615-3570 Megestrol Acetate 40 mg Oral Tablet by Ncs Healthcare of Ky, Inc Dba Vangard Labs
  • 0904-3571 Megestrol Acetate 40 mg Oral Tablet by Major Pharmaceuticals
  • 16590-898 Megestol 40 mg/ml Oral Suspension by Stat Rx USA LLC
  • 17856-0907 Megestrol Acetate 40 mg/ml Oral Suspension by Atlantic Biologicals Corps
  • 24979-041 Megestrol Acetate 125 mg/ml Oral Suspension by Twi Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 33358-903 Megestrol Acetate 40 mg/ml Oral Suspension by Rxchange Co
  • 42291-588 Megestrol Acetate 125 mg/ml Oral Suspension by Avkare, Inc.
  • 49884-230 Megestrol Acetate 125 mg/ml Oral Suspension by Par Pharmaceutical, Inc.
  • 49884-289 Megestrol Acetate 20 mg Oral Tablet by Par Pharmaceutical Inc
  • 49884-290 Megestrol Acetate 40 mg Oral Tablet by Par Pharmaceutical Inc
  • 49884-907 Megestrol Acetate 40 mg/ml Oral Suspension by Par Pharmaceutical, Inc.
  • 50383-859 Megestrol Acetate 40 mg/ml Oral Suspension by Hi-tech Pharmacal Co., Inc.
  • 27 more results ...

Other drugs which contain Megestrol or a similar ingredient: (2 results)

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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 h... 29 replies
megestrol ac 40mg
Megestrolac Liquid is used for creating appetite. Should this drug be taken by someone who has had both breasts removed ... 3 replies
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 m... 1 reply
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. Endometria... 1 reply
Megestrol's effect on libido
What effect does megestrol have on the libido in males? ## What libido? There is none with leupron or similar hormone tr... 1 reply
megestrol ingredents
what drugs dose Megestrol contain ## Hello, Marie! How are you? That is the active ingredient. The FDA lists Megestrol a... 1 reply
Megestrol
I'm currently way under weight and my Dr proscribed me Megestrol ac 40 mg a a month ago. Its prescribed to be taken ... 1 reply
Megestrol Acetate menstral cycle
Will I still get my menstral cycle while taking 80 mg of megestrol acetate? I'm getting cramps and backache like I d... 1 reply
Megestrol Ac and THC
My father has kidney and bone cancer and has not been eating very much. His doctor just have him Megestrol AC 20mg tab s... 1 reply
Megestrol Ac Ingredients
My mother had congested heart failure and kidney failure 2 mo ago her kidneys are fine but she has a weak heart and lost... 1 reply






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