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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of megestrol Oral.

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Condition: Other
10/21/2013 3:02:30 PM

Reviewer: 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
After one week on Megastrol I have gained three pounds and feel more energetic, my weight went from 98Lbs to 86Lbs over the last year, unexplained. No cancer or HIV diagnosed. So far, I am very happy, no adverse reaction to medication.

Condition: Other
9/24/2013 11:13:29 PM

Reviewer: skeeter, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
ive been under weight 4 many years. so tried of people say eat cheese burgers. so i started taking it every day. i have went from 97 to 118 in 2 months. i can tell am filling out in legs and places i havent had weight on 4 long time. i went from size 1 to size 3. i havent weighed this much in years and 4 once i am eating again the way i should. before i would just eat handfuls of chips and that ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
9/24/2013 11:15:20 AM

Reviewer: RBrown108, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I was prescribed this medicine for prolonged menstrual bleeding. It stopped it effectively. I was also under weight with no appetite, it solved that too, I am actually hungry again and have a taste for things I normally wouldn't eat.. But I experience a tightness in my thighs and calves. Is this a side effect? Or maybe its the positive weight gain and I am not used to it. 95lbs to 110 in about ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
12/1/2012 9:32:55 AM

Reviewer: ginny31937, 75 or over Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
My husband is 90 yrs old with a loss of appetite. The Dr. prescribed Megastrol. It helped his appetite He has been put on hospice, not for end of life care, but his Dr was not a gerentologist. That Dr. took him off it because if negatively affects the liver. He now doesn't eat & has lost 6 pounds over 3 wks. Do, my question is how much damage can it do to the liver, and which is worse, dyi ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
4/21/2012 2:07:10 AM

Reviewer: VEIVIPHINZ, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
VERY EFFECTIVE FOR ME.. I AM 5'2" IN HEIGHT AND HAVING HARD TIME TO GAIN WEIGHT.... WORKED LIKE MIRACLE, FROM 90 LBS TO 98 LBS IN JUST 2 WEEKS..... I AM TAKING THE LIQUID FORM, IT'S MUCH EASIER FOR ME... THE TASTE IS FINE... MY TARGET WEIGHT IS 115 LBS, THEN WHEN I REACH MY GOAL I WILL SLOWLY AND GRADUALLY STOP.... I DO HAVE SOMETIMES HAVE SHORTNESS OF BREATH BUT I THINK IT IS FROM EA ... Show Full Comment

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