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Wasting Syndrome

...antiretroviral treatment usually leads to healthy weight gain. Treatments for wasting deal with each of the causes mentioned above. Reducing nausea and vomiting helps increase food intake. Also, appetite stimulants including Megace and 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...
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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
...individuals, even those with advanced cancer. It is also used to boost appetite in individuals with other cancers or HIV/AIDS.Megace us the worst drug to use for weight gain. It increases mostly fat mass, hyperglycemia, risks of blood clots and... Read more »

Cost of megace treatment

Which are cheaper Megace tablets or oral suspension?
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...I would guess that you would get more milligrams per dollar in the suspension, but you would have to ask your pharmacist what his/her cost is. Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D. Read more »

Megace, androgel, and testosterone levels

Hello..I have been taking Megace to help bolster my appetite, but recently I read that Megace can actually lower one's testosterone level.Having been dealing with loss of libido and what seems like genital shrinkage, I am concerned about the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...That is possible. Megace often leads to weight gain that is of marginal significance. My own use of Megace these days is very minimal due to a variety Read more »

using megace

I just recently started my HIV meds. I am on sustiva and Truvada. I am also taking TB drugs that include the notorious Rifampin. I am taking an extra 200mg of Sustiva since rifampin reduces its strength. I am thinking of starting to take megace...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I am unaware of any specific drug interaction issues with Megace and the drugs you are taking. In my experience Megace -related weight gain was mostly water and not associated with an increase Read more »
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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 Read more »
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An Overview of Lexiva (Fosamprenavir, Telzir)

...the FDA on October 20, 2003, for use with other antiretroviral agents in the treatment of HIV infection. Fosamprenavir in oral suspension form was approved by the FDA on June 14, 2007, for use in HIV infected children 2 to 18 years old. This... Read more »
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An Overview of Viramune (Nevirapine)

...not reduce the risk of passing the virus to other people. Dosage Form/Administration Nevirapine comes in tablet and oral suspension form and is taken by mouth. Recommended Daily Dose The recommended dose of nevirapine is 200 mg once a day... Read more »
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Lexiva

...PI-experienced patients, one 700 mg tablet of Lexiva with 100 mg Norvir, twice daily. A grape/bubblegum/peppermint-flavored oral suspension is also available. Can be taken with or without food, with no food restrictions, at any dose. Take missed... Read more »
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