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Megace ES




PATIENT INFORMATION

The prescriber should inform the patient about the product differences to avoid overdosing or underdosing of megestrol acetate. The recommended adult dosage of Megace® ES is one teaspoon (5 mL) once a day [see table in DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION].

Patients using Megace® ES should receive the following instructions:

  • This medication is to be used as directed by the physician.
  • Megace® ES (625 mg/5 mL) does not contain the same amount of megestrol acetate as Megace® oral suspension or any of the other megestrol acetate oral suspensions. Megace® ES contains 625 mg of megestrol acetate per 5 mL (125mg/mL) whereas Megace® oral suspension and other megestrol acetate oral suspensions contain 800 mg per 20 mL (40 mg/mL).
  • Report any adverse reaction experiences while taking this medication.
  • Use contraception while taking this medication if you are a woman capable of becoming pregnant.
  • Notify your physician if you become pregnant while taking this medication.

Last reviewed on RxList: 7/19/2016
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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