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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 »

Appetite enhancer for elderly woman on nerve pills?

Can you name a drug that would be a good appetite enhancer for an 81 year old female who will not eat anything and is on a nerve pill for depression?
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...The perfect medication would be Megace for her. I would use a low dose, in general of about 40 mg two or three times per day. I hope it helps! Good luck! DTD 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 »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS are taking (including over-the-counter, prescription, street 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... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Trizivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine + Abacavir)

...Trizivir is taken by mouth as a tablet. The normal adult dose is one tablet, two times a day. Each tablet includes 300 milligrams (mg) of zidovudine, 150 mg of lamivudine, and 300 mg of abacavir. Trizivir can be taken with food, or between... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Normal Laboratory Values

...µkat/liter x 0.01667 Basophils 0-3% of lymphocytes 0.0-0.3 fraction of white blood cells x 0.01 Bilirubin - Direct 0.0-0.4 mg/dl 0-7 µmol/liter x 17.1 Bilirubin - Total 0.0-1.0 mg/dl 0-17 µmol/liter x 17.1 Blood pressure ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Blood Sugar and Fats

...heartdisease. Blood fats are measured as the amount (in milligrams)contained in one tenth of a liter (a deciliter) of blood, ormg/dL. Measuring Triglycerides Triglyceride levels in the blood rise quickly after you eat. You cannot eat for at... Read more »
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How Encouraging is Day 40 Eliza?

Posted by needsupport2, 1 Reply
Hi Everyone: I know I need to retest at three months to have a conclusive answer, but, my question is: Based on a 3rd generation EIA non reactive at 40 days post-esposure, based on a low-risk exposure (Giving 1 min oral no ejaculation with a little... Read more »

Wasting---help me

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I'm sorry to come on board, but I need help. My husband is wasting away. He's newly on meds, but not gaining. It seems as though his buttcheeks are completely gone. I don't know what to do. I'm afraid. He's down to 120 and losing despite putting... Read more »

40 days negative

Posted by desert, 1 Reply
I got my 40 days ab/ag HIV result non reactive - it is distressing me to some extent, but problems with peeling skin are not. After palms, now skin on my soles started peeling off!!!! Is there any chance I could expect the same results on my 3 month... Read more »

Negative after 40 days ! Is this valuable ?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Hello everyone, I have a negative rapid test after 40 days of exposure ? Is this valuable since I am gonna get married ? Is there any documented case of being poz from sharing foods with the poz one ? Read more »