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Medicine Called Megace

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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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

South African Medicines Control Council Calls for Alternate Nevirapine Efficacy Data in 90 Days, Could Ban Use of Drug

Officials from South Africa's Medicines Control Council have said that they will prohibit the use of nevirapine to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission unless drug maker Boehringer Ingelheim provides data proving that the drug is safe, ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Annan Calls for More Aid to Help Poor Nations Buy Medicines

Today, at the opening of the Paris Conference on Innovative Development Financing, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan said, "Brazil, France and other nations already foresee using funds from new sources to contribute to an international facility for... Read more »
Ask the Experts

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 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 »

Why doesn't Megace work for me anymore

I was diagnosed with AIDS in 1993. I was down to 100 pounds. My doctor put me on Viracept, Epivir and Zerit and Megace for weight gain. I put on 48 lbs and at one point I was up to 155. Several years later and treatment changes, I'm now on...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
It might well be that this time that your weight loss is not related to HIV-associated wasting but is related to the development of lipodystrophy. In people with lipodystrophy fat and sugar are not stored normally and so it is not surprising that... 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 of concerns about side effects and efficacy. KH... Read more »
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Call for meds for Guatemala

Posted by Anonymous
Call for medicines:

HIV Medicines for Guatemala has an urgent need for the following medicines

Hivid 0.75 mg
Diflucan (Fluconazole) 100 & 200 mg
Bactrim 960 mg
Viracept 250 mg
Azithromycin 600 mg
Cipro (Ciprofloxacin) 500 mg
Leucovorin (Folinic Acid)
Fans... Read more »

Call for help!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi my name is Tan Im gay and HIV+. Now, I have no job and walk with a stick but still want to live. I can drive. I have a car and want to be your guide in Thailand. Anybody wants to help me for keep on living and for medicines please hire me as a... Read more »

Call for help!

Posted by Anonymous
Hi my name is Tan Im gay and HIV+. Now, I have no job and walk with a stick but still want to live. I can drive. I have a car and want to be your guide in Thailand. Anybody wants to help me for keep on living and for medicines please hire me as a... Read more »

Call for help!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi my name is Tan Im gay and HIV+. Now, I have no job and walk with a stick but still want to live. I can drive. I have a car and want to be your guide in Thailand. Anybody wants to help me for keep on living and for medicines please hire me as a... Read more »