If you have acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and experience weight loss and malnutrition, your healthcare provider may recommend 400 mg of Megace® (megestrol acetate) oral suspension taken once daily. This prescription medicine can help stimulate appetite and cause weight gain in people with AIDS-related anorexia. Your specific dosage, however, will depend on how you respond to the medication and various other factors.
There is also a tablet version of Megace available, which is approved to help relieve symptoms of breast cancer or endometrial cancer. The average dose of Megace tablets ranges from 40 mg to 320 mg daily, split up into several doses throughout the day.
(Click Megace Dosage for more details on when a healthcare provider may prescribe Megace 400 mg. This Web page also describes more specific dosing guidelines for this medicine, including dosages for other uses and tips on how to properly take it.)
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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