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Megace ES




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OVERDOSE

No serious unexpected side effects have resulted from studies involving megestrol acetate oral suspension administered in dosages as high as 1200 mg/day. In post-marketing experience, limited reports of overdose have been received. Signs and symptoms reported in the context of overdose included diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, shortness of breath, cough, unsteady gait, listlessness, and chest pain. There is no specific antidote for overdose with Megace® ES oral suspension. In case of overdose, appropriate supportive measures should be taken. Megestrol acetate has not been tested for dialyzability; however, due to its low solubility it is postulated that dialysis would not be an effective means of treating overdose.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Hypersensitivity Reaction

History of hypersensitivity to megestrol acetate or any component of the formulation.

Pregnancy

Known or suspected pregnancy.

This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Last reviewed on RxList: 7/19/2016

Overdosage
Contraindications

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