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An Overview of Megestrol Acetate (Megace)

me-JES-trole Brand Name: Megace ES, Megace Oral Suspension Other Name(s): Acetato de megestrol, Megestrol Drug Class: Opportunistic Infection and Other Drugs Megestrol acetate, also known as Megace, is a type of medicine called an... Read more »
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Acetato de Megestrol

Brand Name: Megace ES, Megace Oral Suspension Clase de medicamento: Infecciones oportunistas y otros El acetato de megestrol, tambiĆ©n conocido como Megace, es un tipo de medicamento llamado anticaquĆ©ctico. Estos productos hacen engordar al... Read more »
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Drugs Used to Treat Complications of HIV/AIDS

Brand Name Generic Name Use Manufacturer Name Approval Date Abelcet, Ambisome Amphotericin B, ABLC antifungal for aspergillosis various 20-Nov-95 Bactrim, Septra sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim antiprotozoal antibiotic for ... Read more »
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Megestrol + Restoring sexual function

What do you recommend for someone who is experiencing sexual dysfunction (impotence/lack of sensation, etc.) after taking Megace to counteract affects of wasting. Began taking Megace December 20 and it has worked on fat loss, but now need to know...
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

The Cutting Edge
One of the potential side-effects of the use of megestrol acetate in treatment for wasting is a reduction in testosterone levels. You can have this checked. If your levels are low, you and your doctor should discuss replacement therapy.Also, if... Read more »

Megace treatment

I have been offered to start treatment with Megace. I have now read the side effects and I was not happy. Apart from the rest of steroid treatments it also warned of impotence. Could you recommend any other medicine preferably tablets. I do want to...
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

The Cutting Edge
If megestrol acetate (Megace) has been recommended to you, it is likely that you need to gain weight. The type of weight that is gained at therapeutic doses of megestrol acetate therapy is heavily weighted toward fat. In order to choose the best... Read more »

Megace and Fat Gain

Would taking Megace help to replace some of the subcutanial fat that I have lost? If so, could a low enough dose be taken that it wouldn't effect my sex drive? If not, is there anything I can do to make it look better?...
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

The Cutting Edge
While that seems to make sense, I have not seen interest in such research. Perhaps the reason why is the potential for negative effects at the high level of therapeutic doses: such as loss of lean tissues, osteonecrosis, and additional hormonal... Read more »

MEGESTROL AND ANABOLIC STEROIDS

Im a 43 year old man, HIV+ for 12 years, taking combos since 1998 (last 6 months: AZT, 3TC and Abacavir) Lab results: CD4=800,VL=300 and free testostenone=22,5. I'm suffering from lipodystrophy (I've lost fat - in face, arms and legs -...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Megace is a female hormone which will decrease your testosterone level as will the nandrolone or oxandrolone. You can look up the list of side effects elsewhere, but there are many of them. The megace may add fat to your frame and may or may not... Read more »
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