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Composition for MEGAHENZ

Megestrol(40 mg)

food interaction for MEGAHENZ

alcohol interaction for MEGAHENZ

pregnancy interaction for MEGAHENZ

lactation interaction for MEGAHENZ

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Megahenz tablet at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Megahenz tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE
Megahenz tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for MEGAHENZ

Megestrol(40 mg)

Uses

Megahenz tablet is used in contraception.

How it works

Megahenz tablet is a progestational agent or a synthetic form of the female sex hormone progesterone. It works by decreasing the estrogen secretion and to some extent by direct cytotoxic effect on tumor cells.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Pain in extremity, Excessive thirst, Frequent urge to urinate, Abnormal vaginal bleeding, Acne-like rash, Blurred vision, Decreased sexual function, Dizziness, Shortness of breath, Flatulence, Impotence, Feeling thirsty, Increased appetite, Insomnia, Slow speech, Difficult speech, Weakness, Numbness of extremity, Chest discomfort, Heart rate irregular, Chest pain

SUBSTITUTES for MEGAHENZ

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  • ENDACE 40 MG TABLET
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    Samarth Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
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  • MEGEETRON 40 MG TABLET
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    Alkem Laboratories Ltd
    Rs. 21.43/tablet
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    Rs. 214.28
    save 7% more per tablet

Expert advice for MEGAHENZ

  • Inform the doctor before taking megestrol if you have a history of thrombophlebitis (blood clots) or a suffering from liver or kidney disease, diabetes or adrenal gland disorder.
  • You should use megestrol with caution if you are an elderly patient as it may cause decreased liver, renal or heart functions.
  • Take precautions as megestrol may interfere with the normal menstrual cycle (period) in women.
  • Seek medical emergency if you develop any allergic reaction like swelling of lips, face and tongue, skin rash, difficulty breathing while taking megestrol.

Frequently asked questions for MEGAHENZ

Megestrol

Q.Is megestrol safe?
Megestrol is safe if it is taken at a particular dose, duration and indication as prescribed by the doctor

Q.Is megestrol a steroid/ chemo drug?
Megestrol is a steroid and also used in chemotherapy of breast cance

Q.Is megestrol acetate a controlled substance?
Megestrol is not a controlled substance

Q.Is megestrol cytotoxic?
Megestrol is a progestational agent or a synthetic form of the female sex hormone progesterone. Its anti-neoplastic effect against breast cancer is exerted by inhibition of pituitary gonadotrophin production (type of hormone released from the pituitary gland) and resultant decrease in estrogen secretion, and to some extent by direct cytotoxic effect on tumor cells

Q.Does megestrol stop bleeding?
Megestrol stops unusual heavy bleeding from the uterus (dysfunctional uterine bleeding).

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Content on this page was last updated on 25 March, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)