MEGESTROL ACETATE Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • high blood pressure
  • a skin rash

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • the inability to have an erection
  • difficulty sleeping
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • gas
  • diarrhea

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • anemia
  • inflammation of the skin with blisters

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • an infection due to the fungus Candida
  • an infection
  • confusion
  • altered interest in having sexual intercourse
  • excessive saliva production
  • dry mouth
  • indigestion
  • constipation
  • urinary tract infection
  • fever
  • headache
  • an increased need to urinate often
  • generalized weakness

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • diabetes
  • decreased function of the adrenal gland
  • low levels of white blood cells
  • depression
  • a clot in the lung
  • cardiomyopathy, a disease of the heart muscle
  • thrombophlebitis, an inflamed vein due to a blood clot
  • blood clot in a deep vein of the extremities
  • mental status changes
  • seizures
  • visible water retention
  • fluid retention in the legs, feet, arms or hands
  • trouble breathing
  • chest pain
  • an enlarged liver
  • abnormal glucose tolerance test results
  • high blood sugar

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • lazy eye
  • throat irritation
  • enlarged breasts
  • itching
  • hair loss
  • excessive sweating
  • pain
  • numbness
  • heart throbbing or pounding
  • cough
  • involuntary leakage of urine
  • a feeling of pins and needles on skin
  • intense abdominal pain
  • problems thinking clearly
  • peripheral sensory nerve disorder
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