Megestrol 40 Mg

Megestrol acetate (Megace®) is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), breast cancer, or endometrial cancer (cancer of the lining of the uterus). It comes in the form of tablets or an oral suspension. Your dosage will depend on how you respond to the medication, the particular product you are using, and various other factors.
 
The tablets come in 20-mg and 40-mg strengths. Megestrol tablets are only available in generic form and are usually taken several times a day. They are specifically approved to relieve symptoms of breast cancer or endometrial cancer.
 
Megestrol oral suspension comes as a 40-mg-per-mL liquid, and is usually taken once daily. It is prescribed to stimulate appetite and cause weight gain in people with AIDS.
 
(To learn more, click Megestrol Dosage. This full-length article covers more specific dosage guidelines, including how your dose is determined and tips for taking this medication safely and effectively.)
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