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Megace Appetite

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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 »

using megace

I just recently started my HIV meds. I am on sustiva and Truvada. I am also taking TB drugs that... Read more »

Marinol vs. Megace

i just had a visit. CD4 count is 180 and viral load is less than 400.I am horrified at losing... Read more »
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Appetite Loss

Appetite Loss And, of course, many of the medicationsused to combat HIV can also cause a lossof appetite. A temporary loss of appetitemay not be cause for worry, but eatingvery little or not eating at all is not healthyand can lead to a host of... Read more »
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 »
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 Megestrol acetate, also known as Megace, is a type of medicine called an... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: Blaze Devours Appetite for Life Kitchen

A fire that broke out about 4 a.m. Thursday destroyed the kitchen and pantry of Appetite for Life at 402 W. Cervantes St. in Pensacola. The blaze consumed thousands of dollars worth of food meant to feed the nonprofit's 1,300 clients -- many of whom... Read more »
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LOss of appetite

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have an extreme loss of appetite but my counts are good. I HAve no energy and am depressed! Any suggestions? Thanks! 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 »

Anorexia

Posted by Anonymous
One of the listed symptoms on webmd or somewhere is anorexia (just general lack of appetite)

I was wondering if this was an absolute lack of appetite, or if it was transient (comes and goes) because sometimes it seems like I can go all day without... Read more »

Opinions & Experiences

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I would like to ask those of you who have tested negative or are in the process of waiting for a test as to whether or not any of you experienced decreased appetite. Also, is loss of appetite due to HIV infection accompanied by weight loss or are... Read more »