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Megestrol And Hiv

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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, tambiĆ©n conocido como Megace, es un tipo de medicamento llamado anticaquĆ©ctico. Estos productos hacen engordar al... Read more »
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A Clinical Guide to Supportive and Palliative Care for HIV/AIDS

Introduction Constitutional symptoms, reported by more than 50% of people with advanced HIV disease, often significantly compromise both physical functioning and quality of life. 1-3 The most common constitutional symptoms include weight loss,... Read more »
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MEGESTROL AND ANABOLIC STEROIDS

Im a 43 year old man, HIV+ for 12 years, taking combos since 1998 (last 6 months: AZT, 3TC and Abacavir) Lab results: CD4=800,VL=300 and free testostenone=22,5. I'm suffering from lipodystrophy (I've lost fat - in face, arms and legs -...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Megace is a female hormone which will decrease your testosterone level as will the nandrolone or oxandrolone. You can look up the list of side effects elsewhere, but there are many of them. The megace may add fat to your frame and may or may not... Read more »

serostim vs. megestrol

HiMy brother in law has severe wasting. He is in a long term facility at the moment. He has been in a hospital for 6months. He went in not knowing he was HIV. He has had numerous complications, and has managed through all of them. He is in late...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
I agree that Megace is unlikely to be of much use here. But, more importantly is whether your borther-in-law is receiving hospice care or if there is a consideration that he can recover. You did not indicate his CD4 cell count but if indeed he... Read more »

Megestrol + Restoring sexual function

What do you recommend for someone who is experiencing sexual dysfunction (impotence/lack of sensation, etc.) after taking Megace to counteract affects of wasting. Began taking Megace December 20 and it has worked on fat loss, but now need to know...
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

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

The Cutting Edge
One of the potential side-effects of the use of megestrol acetate in treatment for wasting is a reduction in testosterone levels. You can have this checked. If your levels are low, you and your doctor should discuss replacement therapy.Also, if... Read more »

serostim vs. megestrol

HiWanted to just thank you for your advice. I had a meeting with my brother in laws doctors. We have called in an endrocronoligist. His primary care was not familiar with the use of hgh or testosterone for that matter. Its amazing that if you...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
He is fortunate to have you as his advocate. Best of luck.DW... Read more »