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Megace Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is megestrol (Megace)?
- What are the possible side effects of megestrol (Megace)?
- What is the most important information I should know about megestrol (Megace)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking megestrol (Megace)?
- How should I take megestrol (Megace)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Megace)?
- What happens if I overdose (Megace)?
- What should I avoid while taking megestrol (Megace)?
- What other drugs will affect megestrol (Megace)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Megace)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Megace)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking megestrol (Megace)?
Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.
What other drugs will affect megestrol (Megace)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- indinavir (Crixivan); or
- insulin or oral diabetes medications.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with megestrol. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about megestrol.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Megace Information
- Megace Drug Interactions Center: megestrol oral
- Megace Side Effects Center
- Megace FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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