Megestrol is a progesterone derivative with antineoplastic properties used in the treatment of advanced carcinoma of the breast and endometrium. When given in relatively high doses, Megestrol can substantially increase appetite in most individuals, even those with advanced cancer.
Megestrol Acetate Oral Suspension (a form of Megestrol) is used primarily as an appetite enhancer. The method of appetite enhancement is not known, but it can cause high blood sugar Currently, it is manufactured under the trade name Megace
Safety and efficacy of two preparations of megestrol acetate in HIV-infected individuals with weight loss in Africa, India, and the United States.(Clinical report)
Sep 01, 2007; ABSTRACT Objective: To compare the safety and efficacy of a concentrated megestrol acetate oral suspension and traditional...
Researchers Submit Patent Application, "Use of Megestrol Acetate for Improving Heart Function and the Treatment of Heart Insufficiency", for Approval
Jun 30, 2013; By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Heart Disease Weekly -- From Washington, D.C., NewsRx journalists report that a patent...