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Megace Appetite Enhancer Side Effects

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Are there any OTC Appetite Enhancers?

Hello there: I have been a thin guy all of my life. when I graduated high school I was 5'11 and 135 lbs. Now I am 27 and 6'1" and a 145 lbs. I was hoping that there may be some sort of an appetite enhancer that i could take to help me...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
Yes you would need to get a prescription because I am unaware of any effective OTC appetite enhancers. The prescription drugs used for this by people with HIV include include marinol, megace, oxandrolone, oxymetholone, and the protease inhibitors.... 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... Read more »

Atripla and Megace effects on testosterone levels

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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Appetite Loss

Loss of interest in eating can come from many different medications, whether they directly suppress your appetite or create changes in your sense of smell and/or taste. It can also occur when medicines are causing nausea that makes the very thought... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

A Practical Guide to HIV Drug Side Effects

Acknowledgements and Credits Introduction Appetite Loss Body Distortion -- Lipodystrophy Bone Death and Destruction Avascular Necrosis Osteopenia and Osteoporosis Cardiac Concerns Diarrhea Fatigue Gas and Bloating... Read more »
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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 »
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Cobicistat

Brand name: Not yet established Generic name: cobicistat, (formerly GS-9350), or COBI Class: PK enhancer Manufacturer: Gilead Sciences, www.gilead.com , (800) GILEAD-5 (445-3235) AWP: TBD; drug not yet approved at press time. Standard... Read more »
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Bristol Meyers Squibb enhancing life I think not!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Bristol Myers Squibb's drug Zerit is detrimental!! I developed severe peripheral neuropathy from this drug. If you are taking this drug STOP!! Consult with your doctor to see if there is another med you can take. This company does not care about... Read more »

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I have an extreme loss of appetite but my counts are good. I HAve no energy and am depressed! Any suggestions? Thanks! Read more »

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I'm new to this message board. I've been taking a four drug cocktail consisting of Zerit, Epivir, Norvir, and Fortovase for one year now. At first I was apprehensive about taking them, because of horror stories I heard about AIDS drugs. I have not... Read more »