When prescribing Megace® (megestrol acetate), the specific dosing guidelines will vary, depending on several factors. Some of the factors that may affect your dosage may include the reason you are taking the medicine, how you respond to it, and which product you will be using.
This prescription medication comes as a tablet or an oral suspension. The tablets are usually taken several times a day, while the oral suspension is usually taken once daily. Megace is approved to help stimulate appetite and cause weight gain in people with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). It is also licensed to help relieve symptoms of breast cancer or endometrial cancer.
(For more specific dosing guidelines, click Megace Dosage. This full-length article provides more details on how your individual dosage is determined and offers some helpful tips on how to properly take this medicine.)
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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