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Megestrol Acetate Tablets

OVERDOSE

No serious unexpected side effects have resulted from studies involving megestrol acetate administered in dosages as high as 1600 mg/day. Oral administration of large, single doses of megestrol acetate (5 g/kg) did not produce toxic effects in mice. Megestrol acetate has not been tested for dialyzability;however, due to its low solubility it is postulated that this would not be an effective means of treating overdose.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

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

Last reviewed on RxList: 6/3/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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