Up to 8 percent of people taking Megace® (megestrol acetate) developed high blood pressure (hypertension) during clinical trials on the drug. These studies showed that most reactions to this drug tend to be mild and easy to treat. However, potentially serious complications need to be treated right away.
If you are taking Megace and develop anything that "just does not seem right," contact your healthcare provider immediately. Also, if you have high blood pressure while taking Megace, along with a rounder face than usual and weakness, these may be signs of Cushing's syndrome. Your healthcare provider can help make a diagnosis and provide the necessary treatment if you develop problems while taking Megace.
(Click Megace Side Effects for more information on potential problems that may occur while taking this drug. This article lists common side effects, as well as those that are potentially serious and require immediate medical care.)
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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