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

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Condition: Other
4/20/2012 2:26:52 PM

Reviewer: Mark D, 35-44 Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This stuff did WONDERS helping me gain weight and my appetite was fantastic. WARNING TO MEN TAKING THIS: This stuff will kill your sex drive, cause breast growth, and ... well, shrink your penis. I (and my wife) sincerely hope that discontinuing use will reverse this nasty (and not listed in the meds info) side effect. So if you're a guy, only use if you MUST, and only for as short a time as p ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
10/10/2011 11:40:04 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
After 24 hr the medication causes the patient not to control her urination. She is weak, confused, losing mobility and etc.

Condition: Other
9/1/2011 1:19:19 PM

Reviewer: twins, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This medication was prescribed for post-menopausal bleeding. It was prescribed for 10 days. I've gained 15 pounds in three months. I'm 5'4" and weight 207 pounds. I've lost 3 pounds in one month on a supervised diet. I was rushed to the ER last Saturday with chest pains. I had a cardiac catheterization which showed a mild tear in my artery which, according to the cardiol ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
8/23/2011 4:58:45 PM

Reviewer: Mizz Drake, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have only been on this medication for about 4 days now. My doctors recommended I take it for 1 month prior to my sterilization. So far the only side effect I have is mild to moderate cramps (feels like my period is about to start,but its nowhere near time for it to start. This is some constipation. No biggie. Raw veggies do the trick. I am horrified to hear of the weight gain. I am obese and jus ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
7/17/2011 4:02:58 PM

Reviewer: Billy, 65-74 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

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