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Medicine Called Megace

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The Well Project

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

... Diarrhea Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite Pains Gas When these symptoms occur as side effects of HIV treatment, they are usually mild, and tend to go away after the a few days or weeks as your gut gets used to the medicine. HIV-Related Conditions If GI problems occur without a recent change in medication, it's probably not a drug side effect. If they continue or get worse, it may be a sign that you have an infection, especially...
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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 Read more »

WHY IS IT SO HARD TO EAT ?

I what to thank you for all the info. That you are giving to me.Dr. Hellerstein I`am 4o years old (male) I live here in ca. The Valley. No I have not had my Testosterone levels check. I will make a appointment with my MD. to do that and have a...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...reduce appetite (so you should have your doctor continue to monitor liver tests). Good idea to avoid alcohol, too.What about medicines? Most people find Marinol to have too much of a "drug " effect (they feel spacy or high, and don't want to).... Read more »

should i be concerned?

Dear Doctor, I had some problems with appetite lately. Probably due to the medication. Healthwise i feel very good. T4 over 1000 and VL below 50. 2 weeks a go I got a prescription from my Doc which i see every 3 months. Megace oral suspension 20...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
I'm not familiar with night sweats as a side effect of either Megase or Androgel; though since both are steroid derivatives, I could believe it possible. I'd contact you doctor to be sure. BYBenjamin Young, M.D., Ph.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 »
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AIDSinfo

An Overview of Megestrol Acetate (Megace)

...megestrol, Megestrol Drug Class: Opportunistic Infection and Other Drugs 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 ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Wasting Syndrome

...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)... Read more »
The Well Project

How to Read a Package Insert

... What's in the Package Insert How Should I Use the Package Insert? When you are considering or starting a new HIV medicine, your doctor will discuss some basic information with you. When you get the prescription filled, you usually... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Truvada (Tenofovir/FTC)

...two antiretroviral drugs: emtricitabine (Emtriva) and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (tenofovir DF or Viread). Both of these medicines are called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs). NRTIs block reverse transcriptase, a protein... Read more »
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