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Megace
Sep 21, 2012

What are the side effects of long term use of Megace?

Response from Dr. Henry

Megace can trigger diabets, adrneal supprssin, blood clots, sexual dysfunction, gut problems and other issues. The weight gain from Megace seen in setting of HIV infection is at least partly water weight and not clearly proven to result in an improvement in clinical outcomes. Use in the US has decreased significantly in the modern era of HIV treatment. KH



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