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Megace Megestrol Acetate

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magace for weight gain?

hiya i was on the forums of aidsmeds & a lot of poeple on there are using megace for weight gain, i was wondering what you think of this as i have been losing weight again since being on meds. & do you know if they prescribe it n the uk? thanks
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

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AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Megace (megestrol acetate) does stimulate appetite and weight gain, although the composition of the extra weight is mostly fat and fluid 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... Read more »

Megace? Good/Bad?

I was reading a question that was asked on your panel. About Megace and weight gain. I am a... Read more »

An Overview of Megestrol Acetate (Megace)

... me-JES-trole Brand Name: Megace ES, Megace Oral Suspension Other Name(s): Acetato de megestrol, Megestrol Drug Class: Opportunistic Infection and Other Drugs Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Appetite Loss

...CATIE's Positive Side magazine, available at 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 »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Treatment Issues for Women

...postmenopausal women. In addition to HIV, certain drugs used to treat HIV-related conditions -- such as Cytovene (ganciclovir), Megace (megestrol acetate), Nizoral (ketoconazole) and possibly others -- can also lower testosterone levels. ... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Cancer Drug for Male Breast Enlargement?

...stavudine) efavirenz (Sustiva) Six months after he began using this combination, doctors prescribed the appetite booster Megace (megestrol acetate, a female hormone). A further six months later he developed a painful lump in his left nipple... Read more »
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...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 »

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