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Megace And Premarin

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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? Good/Bad?

I was reading a question that was asked on your panel. About Megace and weight gain. I am a transexual and take spirolactone 200 mg Qd, and Premarin 2.5 Qd. I stopped my HIV meds, 3 months ago due to lipodystophy. Is Megace a good idea, if Im...
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

The Cutting Edge
...The question of megestrol acetate (Megace) and its ability to resolve lipoatrophy problems has come up on this forum in the past. The interaction with taking other female 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
...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 »

Male Wants Larger Breasts: Advice Wanted

I'm 47, 6'1", 220#, male and have been hiv-poz for 14 years. I want breast enlargement and my doctor has prescribed .3mg Premarin and 25mg Aldactone. 5 years ago I had a DVT/left leg presumptively caused by an interaction between Megace and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I don't know of any safe pill that could achieve breast enlargement given your history of probably deep vein thrombosis. Estrogen derivatives are usually used for breast enlargement but can increase risk for blood clots. If any reader has a... 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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The Well Project

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

...you 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 »
AIDSinfo

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 Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

A Transgender Therapy Primer

...(gonadotropin-releasing hormone), and bilateral orchiectomy (removal of the testicles). Medical providers warn that "more is not better." Premarin is removed in the urine -- there is a limit to what the body can absorb. The side effects of the... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV and Hormones

...menstrual cycles. For older women undergoing menopause, physicians have traditionally offered HRT using either oral estrogen (e.g., Premarin) or estrogen plus progesterone (e.g., Prempro). In July 2002 the estrogen/progesterone arm of the Women's... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...seem to be keeping the diahreah in check, so long as I don't stop taking either of them, and we've recently added megace, 20 ml once a day as an appetite stimulant. I am also taking some of the more usual... 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 »

marinol

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Since my appetite has decreased my Doctor has given me a script for Marinol. It does increase my appetite but I can't control the effects it has on me. I take 2.5 mg three times a day before meals. ... Read more »