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Megace Extra Strength

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AIDS InfoNet

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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using megace

I just recently started my HIV meds. I am on sustiva and Truvada. I am also taking TB drugs that include the notorious Rifampin. I am taking an extra 200mg of Sustiva since rifampin reduces its strength. I am thinking of starting to take megace...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I am unaware of any specific drug interaction issues with Megace and the drugs you are taking. In my experience Megace -related weight gain was mostly water and not associated with an increase Read more »

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 »

Oxandrin & Megace

Will being on oxandrin and megace slow weight gain?I'm on 3000 calories a day and only 3 lbs gained in on month.
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

The Cutting Edge
...can be tailored to your needs.3. Supplement presumably missing enzymes such as lactase (an intestinal enzyme) or prescription-strength pancrelipase (a pancreatic enzyme).4. You can also try including fibers, protein, and a glutamine supplement... Read more »

extreme weakness

My mom is 83 years old and has MAC from raising birds her younger years. She is on a med regiem to address her disease but is having a very difficult time keeping her weight up. She's 5'3" ,75lbs. Her biggest complaint is weakness and can only stay...
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

The Cutting Edge
...that the tube feeding is carefully administered. Take care of yourself while working with your mom. She surely needs your strength! 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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Exercise and HIV

...has many of the same advantages for people with HIV disease as it does for most people. Exercise can: Improve muscle mass, strength and endurance. Improve heart and lung endurance. Improve your energy level so you feel less tired. Reduce... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Alternative and Complementary Therapies

...of contamination of dietary supplements and would require that their labels clearly indicate their identity, purity, quality, strength, and composition. Do They Really Work? It is difficult to find good information on alternative therapies.... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...increased bleeding in hemophiliacs. Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome (IRIS) may occur as the immune system regains strength; signs and symptoms of inflammation from previous infections may occur soon after anti-HIV treatment is... Read more »
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hello everyone...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...seem to be keeping the diahreah in check, so long as I don't stop taking either of them, and we've recently added megace, 20 ml once a day as an appetite stimulant. I am also taking some of the more usual... Read more »

Someone help me, I don't have the strength

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I can not find the answer to my problem. My ex husband, father of my two kids, have hiv. Fine no problem with me. However, he is dating someone who he might marry and has not told her. I have stayed out of it, because felt it was not my business... Read more »

Wasting---help me

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I'm sorry to come on board, but I need help. My husband is wasting away. He's newly on meds, but not gaining. It seems as though his buttcheeks are completely gone. I don't know what to do. I'm afraid. He's down to 120 and losing despite putting... Read more »

Another Dr Bob answer - re CDC guidelines

Posted by Sprite1, 6 Replies
...your lubricant to see if it is indeed water- or silicone-based. As for "more durable" condoms, most major brands have an "extra strength" variety (Durex Extra-Strength, Lifestyles Extra-Strength, etc.). However, in most cases, condom failure... Read more »