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How Long Does It Take For Megace To Stimulate Appetite

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AIDS InfoNet

Wasting Syndrome

...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 marijuana. Medications that fight nausea can also help. AIDS activists have long urged the legalization of marijuana. It reduces nausea and stimulates...
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How long?

Hi there,My aunt has been sick for over a year (diarrhea, vomiting, flu-like symptoms), but we never thought that she was HIV+. She retired from her job in June 2007 and moved to Florida. Since then her condition has rapidly deteriorated and now...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...will need during recovery. Appetite stimulants can be tried such as, periactin, marinol (especially if nausea is present), or megace (but only for short-term use due to possible hormonal side effects). In some cases I have also used temporary... Read more »

Need some urgent advice.

My partner is hiv diagnosed 2007 his cd4 has always been around 800 - 1000 and vl highest was 39000. He started treatment due to candidasis in his oesphageous and mouth and was always tired feeling unwell. But he stopped as he was in terrible pain...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...especially useful if he ever got the "munchies" from smoking marijuana) or oxandrin may help to build up weight. I usually avoid megace since it can increase fat more than lean and may effect other hormone levels...might use it for a "jump... Read more »

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
...treatment of advanced cancer of the breast and endometrium. When given in relatively high doses, Megestrol can substantially increase appetite in most individuals, even those with advanced cancer. It is also used to boost appetite in individuals... 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 »
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The Well Project

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

...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.... 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 »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

À la Carte -- 6. Managing Symptoms and Side Effects

...Notice when you have your best time of day and eat the most nourishing foods at that time. Fresh air or light activity may stimulate appetite, so try to get outside. Make every bite count by emphasizing wholesome, nutrient-dense foods. Make... 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 »
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