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Megon Tablet

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Megon Tablet is used to treat breast cancer and endometrial cancer. It specifically helps treat breast and endometrial cancer that are hormone dependent. It may also be used for treating low appetite and weight loss in patients with advanced cancer or HIV.


Megon Tablet should be taken with or without food, preferably at a fixed time each day to ensure consistent levels of medicine in the body. This medicine is not used for pregnant or breastfeeding women. It may cause side effects like high blood pressure and increased blood sugar levels but they are temporary. However, if these persist, consult with the doctor.

Benefits of Megon Tablet

In Breast cancer

Megon Tablet relieves the symptoms of breast cancer such as breast lumps, bloody discharge from nipples, or changes in the shape or texture of the breast. It works by altering the production of those hormones in the body that are essential for the growth and spread of breast cancer. It may also interact with other hormones or have a direct effect on the cancer to stop its growth.

In Endometrial cancer

Megon Tablet is a synthetic hormone which replicates the effect of a natural female hormone called progesterone. It relieves the symptoms of endometrial cancer (a type of cancer that develops in the lining of the womb) such as, abnormal vaginal bleeding, lower back pain, pain during sex, etc. It interferes with the production and working of those hormones in the body that are essential for the growth and spread of endometrial cancer. It may also interact with other hormones or have a direct effect on the cancer to stop its growth.

Side effects of Megon Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Megon

  • Increased appetite
  • Weight gain
  • Hot flashes
  • High blood pressure
  • Constipation
  • Increased glucose level in blood

How to use Megon Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Megon Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Megon Tablet works

Megon Tablet is a progestin (female hormone). It works in patients with breast cancer and endometrial cancer by affecting female hormones involved in cancer growth. It causes weight gain by increasing appetite.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Megon Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Megon Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Megon Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Megon Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Megon Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Megon Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Megon Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Megon Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Megon Tablet is used to treat women with certain hormone-dependent cancers such as breast cancer and endometrial cancer.
  • It may also be used for treating appetite and weight loss in people with advanced cancer or AIDS.
  • You may have to take it for atleast 2 months before you notice any changes in your appetite.
  • Your doctor might do regular blood tests to check your hormones and blood sugar levels while you are taking this medicine.
  • Do not take Megon Tablet if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Inform your doctor immediately if you notice unexplained swelling and pain in your limbs, shortness of breath, chest pain, severe headache, or changes in vision. These could be symptoms of a blood clot in a vein.
  • Do not stop taking the medicine suddenly without talking to your doctor first.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Progesterone Congeners
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI NEOPLASTICS

Patient Concerns

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If any symtom of brest cancer if have whats the cure
Dr. Sanjay Singh Rai
Medical Oncology and Hematology
First is confirmation of breast cancerChance of cure depends on stage of cancer
BREAST CANCER , PET REPORT SAYS INFECTION IN SKELETON.
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Medical Oncology and Hematology
Metastatic breast cancer, send me previous treatment details
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FAQs

Q. What is Megon Tablet and what is it used for?

Megon Tablet contains a medicine called Megestrol which is similar to the hormone progesterone, that naturally occurs in your body. It is used in hormone-dependent cancers of breast and endometrium (lining of the uterus). It may also be used to promote appetite and weight gain in AIDS patients.

Q. Does Megon Tablet make you gain weight?

Yes, Megon Tablet may cause weight gain as a very common side effect. Weight gain could be due to an increase in appetite which leads to an overall increase in fat and body cell mass. Consult your doctor if you experience excessive weight gain. It is commonly used to treat malnutrition, loss of appetite and severe weight loss in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). However, it is not intended for preventive use to avoid weight loss.

Q. When should I take Megon Tablet?

You can take Megon Tablet at any time of the day. However, you should take it exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Swallow it whole with a glass of water. It can be taken with or without food, preferably at the same time each day since this helps you to remember taking it. Check with your doctor if you are not sure.

Q. Does Megon Tablet stop periods?

No, Megon Tablet does not stop periods. However, it may interfere with your normal menstrual cycle. It may cause break-through bleeding and therefore has limited use in HIV infected women. Consult your doctor in case you experience breakthrough bleeding during the treatment with Megon Tablet.

Q. Is Megon Tablet a chemo medicine?

No, Megon Tablet is not a chemo medicine. It is a man-made version of the progesterone hormone. It is helpful in the treatment of breast cancer and endometrial cancer (cancer of the uterus). It works by modifying the female hormones involved in cancer growth.

Q. Is Megon Tablet acetate safe to be taken during pregnancy?

No, you should not take Megon Tablet if you are pregnant or are planning a pregnancy. However, if you become pregnant while taking Megon Tablet, immediately contact your doctor as Megon Tablet may cause harm to your unborn baby. It is important to inform the doctor because it may cause abnormalities of sex organs in male and female babies if it is taken during first 3 months of pregnancy. Usually, the doctor may suggest a pregnancy test before starting your treatment with Megon Tablet.

Q. Does Megon Tablet prevent pregnancy?

No, Megon Tablet does not prevent pregnancy. It may disrupt your normal menstrual cycle but does not prevent pregnancy. Hence, you should use a reliable method of birth control to prevent pregnancy. Check with your doctor in case you are not sure or have any doubts.

Q. What is Megon Tablet? What is it used for?

Megon Tablet contains Megestrol, which is similar to the naturally produced hormone progesterone. The medicine is used in treatment hormone-dependent cancers of breast and endometrium (lining of the uterus). It may also be used to promote appetite and weight gain in AIDS patients.

Q. Does Megon Tablet need to be refrigerated?

No, there is no need to refrigerate Megon Tablet. However, this medicine should not be stored above 25°C. It should be stored in original packaging to protect from moisture.

Q. Is Megon Tablet used for hot flashes?

Use of Megon Tablet in hot flashes is not approved. Always consult your doctor before using Megon Tablet. Usually, estrogen in women and androgen in men are used for the treatment of hot flashes but these hormones cannot be used in females with breast cancer and males with prostate cancer.

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