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Composition : Megestrol Acetate 40mg
Manufacturer : Natco Pharma Limited
Packing : Pack of 10 Tablets
WHAT IS MEGESTROL?
Megestrol is a progestational agent or a synthetic form of the female sex hormone progesterone. It works by decreasing the estrogen secretion and to some extent by direct cytotoxic effect on tumor cells.
Megestrol is used to treat loss of appetite and weight loss in people with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Megestrol is also used in the treatment of advanced breast cancer and endometrial cancer.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS:
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have any of these side effects during or after your treatment with megestrol:
weight gain (especially in your waist and upper back), stretch marks; thinning skin, easy bruising, increased acne or facial hair; menstrual problems
high blood sugar (increased thirst, increased urination, hunger, dry mouth, fruity breath odor, drowsiness, dry skin, blurred vision, weight loss);
pain, swelling, warmth, or redness (especially in one or both legs); or chest pain, sudden cough, wheezing, rapid breathing, coughing up blood.
Common side effects may include:
nausea, gas, diarrhea; unusual vaginal bleeding; mild skin rash; or weakness.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
Store Megestrol acetate oral suspension between 20º to 25º C (68º to 77º F) and dispense in a tight container. Protect from heat.