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Does Megace Prescription Stimulate Appetite

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The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...provider about all the medications you are taking (including over-the-counter, prescription, street drugs, and herbs), even if you only use them occasionally. Megace (a hormone) and Marinol (a synthetic version of marijuana) may increase appetite. Marijuana may be effective for nausea and appetite loss but is not legal or available everywhere. Nausea, vomiting, and anorexia can be particularly problematic for pregnant women who may be...
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megace to gain weight

i am a healthy person weighing 80 but height 6 feet so i want to use megace to gain body weight please do tell me the way to achieve my goal
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...cancers in women and men, such as cancers of the breast, uterus, and prostate. Two commonly observed side effects of Megace, increased appetite and weight gain, prompted its current use for AIDS-wasting.The effects of progesterone and other... Read more »

appetite aid

What would help an elderly man who doesn't have hardly any appetite?
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...have depression or any other clinical issue. Some doctors prescribe Remeron (an antidepressant) since its main side effect if appetite increase. Also, Marinol , a pharmaceutical product that has the main active ingredient of marijuana -THC, is... Read more »

Absorption Issue/Gastrointestinal

I am 35 years old and have AIDS. My CD4 is 56 and viral load is over 500,00. I am unable to take meds because my body does not absord food, liquid or medications. I have chronis diarrhea and am down to 124 pounds from a hearty 170. I have tried...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...tube into the stomach to administer HIV meds. Use of liquid or pediatric forms of HIV meds helps in some patients. Marinol or Megace can stimulate the appetite. Drugs like Sandostatin can help if severe intractable diarrhea. KH Read more »

HIV and sex

I and HIV- but have an HIV+ partner. It is a very loving relationship. However, after the initial sexual honeymoon period, the sex has completly trailed off, much to my frustration. Though I try not to be too verbal about it for fear of making him...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...depression, blood pressure medications like beta blockers and diuretics, use of anti depressants like Zoloft, Prozac and others, Megace ( an appetite stimulant), etc. A French consumer cohort found that sexual dysfunction and low sex drive was... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Wasting Syndrome

...Marinol have been used. Megace, unfortunately, is associated with increases in body fat. Marinol (dronabinol) is sometimes used to increase appetite. It is a synthetic form of a substance found in marijuana. Medications that fight nausea can also... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About Crystal Methamphetamine

...depression, fearfulness, wanting to sleep a lot or difficulty in sleeping, shaking, nausea, palpitations, sweating, hyperventilation, increased appetite, irritability and drug craving. These symptoms can last from days to weeks after you stop... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Marijuana

...reduce CD4 cell counts. How Do We Know It Works? Many scientific studies document marijuana's ability to reduce nausea, increase appetite, and decrease pressure in the eye. The Bottom Line Marijuana is an herb that is smoked or baked... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Truvada (Tenofovir/FTC)

...or are bothersome. Drug and Food Interactions A doctor should be notified of any other medications being taken, including prescription, nonprescription (over-the-counter), or herbal medications. Clinical Trials Click here to search... Read more »
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weed

Posted by obione_kanobi, 4 Replies
is it true that smoking weed can mess with the medication i have just started takin i dont drink acohol and weed is my only vice i need to know if smoking this will interfear with my meds as i will stop if this is the case can enyone answer this... Read more »

Illegal Prescriptions

Posted by kim_b, 1 Reply
...Recently, my pharmacist has bben filling my prescriptions at a discounted price....this seems wonderful considering how expensive my HMO is regarding these meds. However, I never paid Read more »

hello everyone...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...seem to be keeping the diahreah in check, so long as I don't stop taking either of them, and we've recently added megace, 20 ml once a day as an appetite stimulant. I am also taking some of the more usual... Read more »