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Megace Dosages

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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 »


I am having a real problem with weight loss and bloating belly and no LBM. What is a better combo? Sustiva, Viread and Ziagen or Sustiva, Ziagen and Epivir? And which combo would work best with Megace? Megace you to fill me out all over, but now...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
...for the first time it may not need additional supplements to help you regain any weight loss.One of the challenges of using Megace is that tends to cause fat again, and the fat tends to go to wherever that goes at your age! Megace also tends to... Read more »

riboflavin, carnitine etc. what's the dosage, docs??

thanks for your good work, I've got a question on the dosage of the riboflavin...carnitine...coQ...and thiamineyou mentioned to possibly help with facial wasting. I'mcurrently on zerit and epivir; completely healthy, muscular and with great...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
you could talk to your MD about changing antiretroviral. It is possible that coming off d4t and adding a different nucleoside (I don't know what you have been on before) as well as either a nonnucleoside or a PI might help with the facial wasting. ... Read more »


Im a 43 year old man, HIV+ for 12 years, taking combos since 1998 (last 6 months: AZT, 3TC and Abacavir) Lab results: CD4=800,VL=300 and free testostenone=22,5. I'm suffering from lipodystrophy (I've lost fat - in face, arms and legs - and muscle...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...Megace is a female hormone which will decrease your testosterone level as will the nandrolone or oxandrolone. You can look up the list Read more »

An Overview of Megestrol Acetate (Megace)

...medicine does not cure or prevent HIV infection or AIDS and does not reduce the risk of passing the virus to other people. Dosage Form/Administration Megestrol acetate comes in tablet and oral suspension form and is taken by mouth. ... Read more »
The Well Project

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

An Overview of Ziagen (Abacavir) 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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Maraviroc (Selzentry, Celsentri)

...drugs in older classes. How Is Maraviroc Taken? Maraviroc is provided as 150 mg or 300 mg film-coated tablets. The adult dosage of maraviroc can be 150 mg, 300 mg, or 600 mg twice daily. The dosage depends on which other drugs are being... Read more »
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