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megestrol

Side Effects

List megestrol side effects by likelihood and severity.

The following side effects are associated with megestrol:

Common side effects of megestrol:

  • High Blood PressureSevere
  • RashSevere
  • Chronic Trouble SleepingLess Severe
  • DiarrheaLess Severe
  • Feel Like Throwing UpLess Severe
  • GasLess Severe
  • Inability to have an ErectionLess Severe
  • Throwing UpLess Severe

Infrequent side effects of megestrol:

  • AnemiaSevere
  • Inflammation of the Skin with BlistersSevere
  • Altered Interest in Having Sexual IntercourseLess Severe
  • ConfusedLess Severe
  • Dry MouthLess Severe
  • Feeling WeakLess Severe
  • FeverLess Severe
  • Frequent UrinationLess Severe
  • Head PainLess Severe
  • Incomplete or Infrequent Bowel MovementsLess Severe
  • Increased Production of SalivaLess Severe
  • IndigestionLess Severe
  • InfectionLess Severe
  • Infection due to the Candida FungusLess Severe
  • Urinary Tract InfectionLess Severe

Rare side effects of megestrol:

  • Blood Clot in a Deep VeinSevere
  • Blood Clot in LungSevere
  • Blood Clot in VeinSevere
  • Chest PainSevere
  • Decreased Function of the Adrenal GlandSevere
  • Decreased White Blood CellsSevere
  • DepressionSevere
  • Disease of the Muscle of the Heart with EnlargementSevere
  • Disease of the NervesSevere
  • Enlarged LiverSevere
  • Fluid Retention in the Legs, Feet, Arms or HandsSevere
  • High Blood SugarSevere
  • Mental ImpairmentSevere
  • SeizuresSevere
  • Trouble BreathingSevere
  • Visible Water RetentionSevere
  • Bleeding Not Related to Menstrual PeriodLess Severe
  • CoughLess Severe
  • Enlarged BreastsLess Severe
  • Excessive SweatingLess Severe
  • Hair LossLess Severe
  • Heart Throbbing or PoundingLess Severe
  • ItchingLess Severe
  • Lazy EyeLess Severe
  • PainLess Severe
  • Problems with Bladder ControlLess Severe
  • Stomach CrampsLess Severe
  • Throat IrritationLess Severe

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