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Megace Black Box Warning

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The Well Project

How to Read a Package Insert

...especially severe or life-threatening problems have been found, there may be a "Box Warning" on the first page of the package insert. As the name suggests, this information is clearly displayed using capital letters surrounded by a black box so it will not be overlooked. You should pay attention to these warnings so you will recognize any symptoms that could suggest a serious problem, but you should not be overly alarmed. It is unlikely that...
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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 »

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 »

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 »

megace for casual gainers

I belong to a Yahoo Group, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/guyguts , and one of its member is suggesting member seek to get prescriptions for megace for leisure gaining. I put a statement on the message board that megace was not to be used this way,...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...Megace is not an anabolic agent but is a female hormone in the progesterone family. It does cause weight gain by increasing the layer Read more »
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Project Inform

FDA Issues "Black Box" Warning for Cipro, Similar Drugs

... The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has added a "black box" warning for fluoroquinolones , a type of antibiotic that includes Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Levaquin (levafloxacin). The Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Atripla (Efavirenz/Tenofovir/FTC)

...use Efavirenz/Emtricitabine/Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate. Manufacturer Information Atripla Bristol - Myers Squibb Co PO Box 4500 Princeton, NJ 08543-4500 Phone: 800-321-1335 Atripla Gilead Sciences Inc Phone: 800-445-3235 Phone for... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Time; Check It Out 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 »
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A warning to all women

Posted by capri75, 2 Replies
Just to let you know that there are scammers on HIV+ dating sites. They know how vulnerable we are and they are ready to attack as quick as they can. They will tell you how much they love you and wanting to marry you as in yesterday. They would also... Read more »

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A bitter lesson and a warning from Malawi

Posted by Deceived, 2 Replies
...you have any connection with Malawi or know anyone going there on holiday, as a volunteer (as I was) or for any reason, please warn them about this man. I dont want any other woman to suffer the way I have. Unfortunately, it seems we are unable... Read more »

Tommy Morison boxing champ?

Posted by smilingwil, 3 Replies
...1996. In 1996 moments before a scheduled heavy weight bout in Vegas he was told he tested positive for HIV. He retired from boxing and was banned from boxing. Today he is alive and healthy and wishes to resume his fighting career. What do you... Read more »