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Megestrol Acetate Tablets

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Megestrol Acetate Tablets

Side Effects


Weight Gain

Weight gain is a frequent side effect of megestrol. This gain has been associated with increased appetite and is not necessarily associated with fluid retention.

Thromboembolic Phenomena

Thromboembolic phenomena including thrombophlebitis and pulmonary embolism (in some cases fatal) have been reported.

Glucocorticoid Effects

(See WARNINGS section.)

Heart failure, nausea and vomiting, edema, breakthrough menstrual bleeding, dyspnea, tumor flare (with or without hypercalcemia), hyperglycemia, glucose intolerance, alopecia, hypertension, carpal tunnel syndrome, mood changes, hot flashes, malaise, asthenia, lethargy, sweating and rash.

Read the Megestrol Acetate Tablets (megestrol acetate tablets) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects


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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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