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Megace Daily Dosage

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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 »

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 »

LONGEVITY OF REPLACEMENT THERAPY

Dear Dr. Bob,First, thank you for providing such a wonderful service that helps so many of us that consistently read from this site. Not only do you personally give great advice but you have a wonderfully caring and humanistic side to you that not...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...including testicular dysfunction (damaged testicles, possibly due to an opportunistic infection), drug side effects (especially Megace, ketoconazole, and ganciclovir), and elevations of the adrenal hormone cortisol. If the underlying problem is... 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 weight. I am and have always been a petite woman(even after the births of 3 children)I have tried Megace and it seems to work well in terms of assisting...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
...even growth hormone. The former is safe in women (it is derived from testosterone); the latter is quite expensive and requires daily injections. There are strong advocates for all of these approaches. Talk with your doctor.Good luck.AF Read more »
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Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...wasting (unintentional weight loss). You have diarrhea if you have watery stools or if you have three or more bowel movements each day. If your diarrhea lasts for more than a few days, contains blood, or if you have a high fever or stomach pain... Read more »
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An Overview of Lexiva (Fosamprenavir, Telzir)

...soluble in water than amprenavir, individuals can take fewer pills and still achieve the same results as with amprenavir. Dosage Form/Administration Fosamprenavir comes in tablet and suspension form and is taken by mouth. Recommended Daily... Read more »
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An Overview of Ziagen (Abacavir)

...in a single tablet called Epzicom. Abacavir, lamivudine, and zidovudine are available in a single tablet called Trizivir. Dosage Form/Administration Abacavir sulfate comes in tablet and liquid form and is taken by mouth. Recommended Daily... Read more »
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An Overview of Tesamorelin

...lipodystrophy may develop excess fat most notably around the liver, stomach, and other abdominal organs (visceral body fat). Dosage Form/Administration Always take this medicine as your doctor instructs. Dosage Forms and Strengths ... Read more »
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