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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 Megestrol acetate, also known as Megace, is a type of medicine called an... Read more »
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Acetato de Megestrol

Brand Name: Megace ES, Megace Oral Suspension Clase de medicamento: Infecciones oportunistas y otros El acetato de megestrol, también conocido como Megace, es un tipo de medicamento llamado anticaquéctico. Estos productos hacen engordar al... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

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

Symptoms and side effects are common with HIV. They can be due to HIV infection itself, to co-infection or opportunistic infection, or to HAART. It is important to discuss with your doctor any symptoms you are experiencing, as they may indicate an... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Megace, androgel, and testosterone levels

Hello..I have been taking Megace to help bolster my appetite, but recently I read that Megace can actually lower one's testosterone level.Having been dealing with loss of libido and what seems like genital shrinkage, I am concerned about the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
That is possible. Megace often leads to weight gain that is of marginal significance. My own use of Megace these days is very minimal due to a variety of concerns about side effects and efficacy. KH... Read more »

Will Megace help bring back needed fat?

Everyone I know of dogs Megace as only bringing back fat. As a lipoatophy sufferer would Megace help fill arms and face back in?...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
We don't know. It's not a bad idea to try it but make sure you also exercise.Alvan Fisher, M.D.... Read more »

Megace and Fat Gain

Would taking Megace help to replace some of the subcutanial fat that I have lost? If so, could a low enough dose be taken that it wouldn't effect my sex drive? If not, is there anything I can do to make it look better?...
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

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

The Cutting Edge
While that seems to make sense, I have not seen interest in such research. Perhaps the reason why is the potential for negative effects at the high level of therapeutic doses: such as loss of lean tissues, osteonecrosis, and additional hormonal... Read more »

Megace

What are the side effects of long term use of Megace?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Megace can trigger diabets, adrneal supprssin, blood clots, sexual dysfunction, gut problems and other issues. The weight gain from Megace seen in setting of HIV infection is at least partly water weight and not clearly proven to result in an... Read more »
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hello everyone...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies

Hello everyone, I am a photographer who is also a PWA and living
in Chicago Illinois. UIIp until June of this year, I have been
positive and asymptomatic for close to 19 years - taking no
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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 »

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 the
effects it has on me. I take 2.5 mg three times a day before meals.
... Read more »