What is Megace ES used for?
Megestrol (Megace ES) is a medication used to treat low appetite and weight loss in people with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), but it can cause diarrhea.
What is the difference between Megace and Megace ES?
Megace® ES contains 625 mg of megestrol acetate per 5 mL whereas Megace® oral suspension and other megestrol acetate oral suspensions contain 800 mg per 20 mL.
What is megestrol suspension used for?
Megestrol suspension is used to treat loss of appetite, malnutrition, and severe weight loss in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Megestrol should not be used to prevent loss of appetite and severe weight loss in patients who have not yet developed this condition.
What class of drug is Megace?
Megace ES belongs to a class of drugs called Antineoplastics, Hormones; Progestins; Appetite Stimulants. It is not known if Megace ES is safe and effective in children.
Does Megace make you gain weight?
Weight gain as a result of increase in food intake is a common side effect of megestrol acetate, which is why it sometimes used to treat cachexia (muscle and weight loss or wasting and anorexia associated with cancer). This may be managed through dietary changes and exercise.
Does Megace make you sleepy?
you might feel tired, weak or lacking energy. hair loss or thinning. skin rash.
Who needs Megace?
MEGACE Oral Suspension is indicated for the treatment of anorexia, cachexia, or an unexplained, significant weight loss in patients with a diagnosis of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). The recommended adult initial dosage of MEGACE Oral Suspension is 800 mg/day (20 mL/day).
How long does it take to gain weight on Megace?
It may take up to 12 weeks to notice weight gain. This medicine can cause birth defects. Do not get pregnant while taking this drug.
How fast does Megace work for appetite?
It may take up to 3 weeks to first notice an improved appetite. It may take up to 12 weeks to notice weight gain.
What are side effects of Megace?
- Trouble sleeping, fever, gas, decreased sexual ability/desire, weight gain, changes in appetite, or upset stomach may occur.
- Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: fast/pounding heartbeat, fatigue, headache, swelling of the hands/feet.
Does Megace cause hair loss?
Your hair may become thin, brittle, or may fall out. This typically begins two to three weeks after treatment starts. This hair loss can be all body hair, including pubic, underarm, legs/arms, eyelashes, and nose hairs.
Is Megace a chemo drug?
Megestrol (Megace®) is a hormonal therapy drug used to treat breast and womb cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. This is called secondary cancer. It may also be used to treat breast and womb cancer that has come back after treatment (recurrent). Megestrol can also be used to improve your appetite.