Anorexia/cachexia:

Indications for Megestrol Oral Suspension:

Anorexia, cachexia, or unexplained significant weight loss in patients diagnosed with AIDS.

Adult Dosage:

Initially 800mg/day.

Children Dosage:

Not established.

Megestrol Oral Suspension Contraindications:

Pregnancy.

Megestrol Oral Suspension Warnings/Precautions:

Do not substitute with other megestrol suspensions (not interchangeable). History of thromboembolic disease. Monitor for signs/symptoms of adrenal insufficiency; consider empiric therapy if occurs. Diabetes. Renal impairment. Elderly. Fetal toxicity. Obtain (–) pregnancy test prior to initiation. Advise females of reproductive potential to use effective contraception during therapy. Nursing mothers: not recommended.

Megestrol Oral Suspension Classification:

Progestin.

Megestrol Oral Suspension Interactions:

May increase insulin requirements. Monitor INR closely with warfarin.

Adverse Reactions:

GI upset, impotence, flatulence, rash, hypertension, fever, decreased libido, breakthrough bleeding, hyperglycemia, insomnia.

How Supplied:

Contact supplier.