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Megace For Appetite

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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 »

using megace

I just recently started my HIV meds. I am on sustiva and Truvada. I am also taking TB drugs that... 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... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Wasting Syndrome

...start with a loss of fat. What Causes AIDS Wasting? Several factors contribute to AIDS wasting: Low food intake : Low appetite is common with HIV. Also, some AIDS drugs have to be taken with an empty stomach, or with a meal. It can be... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Appetite Loss

...CATIE's Positive Side magazine, available at www.catie.ca/positive.nsf or by calling 1.800.263.1638 [if you're in Canada]. Megace (megestrol acetate), a female sex hormone, was prescribed in the past for appetite stimulation but it has... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

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

...help. Try acidophilus supplements or commercial over-the-counter products that contain simethicone (e.g. GAS-X). Lack of Appetite Not eating enough due to a lack of appetite is often the driving force behind weight loss and wasting in HIV... Read more »
The Well Project

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

...you 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 »
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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 »

LOss of appetite

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I have an extreme loss of appetite but my counts are good. I HAve no energy and am depressed! Any suggestions? Thanks! Read more »

marinol

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Since my appetite has decreased my Doctor has given me a script for Marinol. It does increase my appetite but I can't control Read more »