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Megace For Appetite Stimulant

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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
...weakened by AIDS, Megace cannot begin to stack up to anabolic steroids. While some people assert that Megace has a role as an appetite stimulant, there are other substances, like Marinol, that work with far fewer side effects. If your doctor is... 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 »

megesterol acetate & oxandrolone

I've read some recent studies about megesterol acetate & oxandrolone in combination and used... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Wasting Syndrome

...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... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

À la Carte -- 6. Managing Symptoms and Side Effects

...pleasurable (e.g. share a meal with friends or family). Take advantage of offers of help and meal programs. Boosting the Appetite Appetite stimulants may be effective at improving food intake and promoting weight gain. Sometimes a short... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Weighty Matters

...specifically designed for you. Also, talk to your doctor about getting medication to help lower your blood fat, and about getting an appetite stimulant such as Marinol or Megace. You may want to discuss options available with steroid therapy to... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Appetite Loss

...appetite boosters , such as the following: Medicinal marijuana, or its synthetic cousin Marinol (dronabinol), is a powerful appetite stimulant. Smoking marijuana can be hard on your lungs (especially if you have asthma), so some people prefer... Read more »
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hello everyone...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...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 propholaxis, including diflucan, 100 mg/day,... 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 »


Posted by obione_kanobi, 4 Replies
is it true that smoking weed can mess with the medication i have just started takin i dont drink acohol and weed is my only vice i need to know if smoking this will interfear with my meds as i will stop if this is the case can enyone answer this... Read more »

Advice on eating please.

Posted by Billy_G, 9 Replies
My partner has full blown AIDS and is going trough a very tough time at the moment. He's been diagnosed with MAS as well and had to undergo an operation recently leaving him very weak and EXTREMELY wasted away. Our Dr also changed his cocktail and... Read more »