Megace Es Oral Suspension 625Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Megace ES: Oral suspension (625mg)

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Megace ES 625mg/5ml Susp

What is this Medicine?

MEGESTROL (me JES trol) suspension improves appetite and helps cause weight gain. It is used in conditions that cause significant loss of appetite and weight, such as AIDS.

Similar Brand Name Drugs : Megace: Oral suspension (40mg)
Similar Generic Drugs : Megestrol Acetate: Oral suspension (40mg)
CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Megace ES: Oral suspension(625mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage By Strength
In-Depth Information

Megace ES 625mg/5ml Suspension

NDC: 498840949
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Cachexia, Anorexia

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Hot Flashes, Prostate Cancer, Endometriosis

Storage Information
Protect from extreme heat
Store between 59 to 77 degrees F
Megace ES 625mg/5ml Suspension

Reported Side Effects for Megace ES 625mg/5ml Suspension

High Blood Pressure Incidence:
<8.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
<6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Increased Blood Sugar Incidence:
<6.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Vomiting Incidence:
<6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Decreased Sexual Desire Incidence:
<5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
<5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Confusion Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Diaphoresis Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Extra Saliva Production Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Gynecomastia Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Enlarged Liver Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Hypoesthesia Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Decreased Thinking Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Increased Urination Incidence:
1.0-2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Cough Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Constipation Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Heart Muscle Disease Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Paresthesias Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Yeast Infection Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Lazy Eye Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Vesicular Rash Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Hair Loss Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Gas Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Sore Throat Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Itching Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Uncontrolled Urination Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Dry Mouth Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Stomach Pain Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Swelling Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Shortness Of Breath Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Infection Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Low White Blood Cell Counts Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Fluid Retention Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Nerve Pain Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Convulsions Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Headache Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Depression Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Chest Pain Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Skin Rash Incidence:
2.0-12.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Fever Incidence:
2.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
3.0-4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Anemia Incidence:
3.0-5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Weakness Incidence:
3.0-6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Impotence (erectile Dysfunction) Incidence:
4.0-14.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Loose Stools Incidence:
6.0-15.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Weight Gain Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class X - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in animals or pregnant women have demonstrated positive evidence of fetal abnormalities or risks. The use of the product is contraindicated in women who are or may become pregnant.

SECOND Trimester

Class X - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in animals or pregnant women have demonstrated positive evidence of fetal abnormalities or risks. The use of the product is contraindicated in women who are or may become pregnant.

THIRD Trimester

Class X - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in animals or pregnant women have demonstrated positive evidence of fetal abnormalities or risks. The use of the product is contraindicated in women who are or may become pregnant.

Lactation

Avoid - This drug is known to cause harm to infants when taken by nursing mothers.


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