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Megestrol Acetate

Popular Brands: : Megace, Megestrol Acetate, Megace Es, Borea, Maygace
Official FDA Reports41,807
Social Media Events327
Total Posts378
Avg. Review Score3.61/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Megestrol Acetate
Manufacturers
  • Bristol Myers Squibb
  • Par Pharmaceutical Inc
  • Stat Rx Usa Llc
  • Usl Pharma Inc

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The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Megestrol Acetate Side Effects

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* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Megestrol Acetate

Irritability

Side Effects: Terrible moodiness and irritably .

I have Major Depression Disorder. This drug shouldn't be prescribed to psychiatric patients.


Source: MEGACE: Side effects, ratings, and pat...

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Major Depression

Side Effects: Terrible moodiness and irritably.

I have Major Depression Disorder. This drug shouldn't be prescribed to psychiatric patients.


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Mood Altered

Side Effects: Terrible moodiness and irritably.

I have Major Depression Disorder. This drug shouldn't be prescribed to psychiatric patients.


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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Irritability, Mood altered, Major depression

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on June 17, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Terrible moodiness and irritably. I have Major Depression Disorder. This drug shouldn't be prescribed to psychiatric patients.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Confusional state, Dyspepsia, Insomnia, Somnolence

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on December 3, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Severe tiredness, insomnia, confusion, indigestion, heartburn 6 months of daily bleeding..This medicine stopped the bleeding by day 3. I started this medicine 2 weeks after ha...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Feeling jittery, Nervousness

Posted By marie in fdb.rxlist.com on August 4, 2014 @ 12:00 am

put on 10ml. twice a day to increase appetite and gain weight. Gained weight and felt marvelous with much energy and pep. I am 79 years old. After 5 days on it the second time I went on it I got ve...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Dysgeusia

Posted By Judy in fdb.rxlist.com on July 31, 2014 @ 12:00 am

It has a nasty taste! Even after brushing teeth.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Polyuria, Hunger, Thirst, Dyspnoea

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on July 17, 2014 @ 12:00 am

... even when my belly can't take anymore and thats a Good thing! I've went from 97lbs to 111 in 3 weeks and it feels amazing. The downfalls for me are Night sweats, constant peeing at night. Constantly t...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Chest pain, Headache, Pain in extremity, Hot flush

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on June 26, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Leg pain, chest pain, headache , hot flashes

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Memory impairment, Amnesia, Feeling drunk, Insomnia, Weight increased

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on June 12, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Insomnia, missed period. Also, the first dose I took made me feel drunk and I had short term memory issues for about 3 hours, but it faded away. I gained about 3 pounds (if no...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Overweight, Weight increased, Psychotic disorder

Posted By smudge in fdb.rxlist.com on February 24, 2014 @ 12:00 am

i just started this medication and am now petrified to continue taking it. I am almost 60 yrs old.. significantly overweight and a smoker. My GOD... everyone gains 20 lbs or more is my doctor crazy...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in everydayhealth.com on December 29, 2013 @ 12:00 am

My wife started taking megase liquid and gained from 98lbs to 120,felt better than she had in years.For some reason her Dr.took her off.Her appitite left and she is loosing weight again.Guess we need ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Polyuria, Pain, Night sweats, Sleep disorder, Anxiety

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on December 25, 2013 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Night sweats, interrupted sleep and frequently urinating at night I was 109lbs and looked gaunt and lacked womanly curves. I'm now 120 which is perfect for my 5'4 height my butt looks g...


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* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.