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How Does Megace Cause Weight Gain

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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
...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 joint bone death.Here is a chapter of... Read more »

weight gain after starting meds

Hello, I have been on meds since December 7, 2004...I am taking reyataz, truvada, and... Read more »

magace for weight gain?

hiya i was on the forums of aidsmeds & a lot of poeple on there are using megace for weight gain, i... Read more »
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AIDSinfo

An Overview of Megestrol Acetate (Megace)

...Megestrol acetate, also known as Megace, is a type of medicine called an anticachectic. Anticachectics are drugs that cause weight gain. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Megestrol acetate was approved by the FDA on September 10, 1993, for use in the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Wasting Syndrome

...Treated? There is no standard treatment for AIDS wasting. However, successful antiretroviral treatment usually leads to healthy weight gain. Treatments for wasting deal with each of the causes mentioned above. Reducing nausea and vomiting ... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

Table of Contents Introduction Treatments for Fat Gain Taking Care of Yourself Introduction Fat is needed for the body to function. It plays an important role inkeeping the skin and hair healthy, protecting body organs, and... Read more »
PWA Health Group

Ketotifen Info Sheet

...loss. But in addition to reducing TNF-alpha, ketotifen may help people gain weight in other ways. When used for asthma, weight gain and an increase in appetite were among the most frequent side effects. Ketotifen also protects the... Read more »
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Posted by tracey, 1 Reply
...help is there any thing that i can take to gain weight and keep it on? has anyone ever taken a supplement called juven? DOES IT HELP YOU GAIN WEIGHT Read more »

is there anything i can do to gain weight with hiv

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...has anyone ever heard of juven, does it help people like us with hiv gain weight thanks Read more »

Atripla and weight gain

Posted by mimilove, 2 Replies
...I have been reading a lot of posts about Atripla and weight gain and the same info keeps coming back that Atripla does not cause weight gain. Well, I feel this is false information because Read more »

gaining weight

Posted by still_here, 1 Reply
...undetectable 47% and i have gained 34lbs. i've been o Atripla for years now & i'm wondering if anyone else is experiencing the same weight gain issue? my doctor is in no way concerned with the weight gain, noting i'm a 36yr old female & i... Read more »