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Although most people tolerate Megace® (megestrol acetate) well, side effects are possible. Extensive clinical trials have shown that some of the most commonly reported reactions of this drug include:
 
 
In most cases, side effects of Megace are minor and easy to treat. However, there are some potentially serious problems that require immediate medical care. Contact your healthcare provider right away if you are taking this medicine and start coughing up blood, have difficulty breathing, or develop other potentially serious problems.
 
(For a more detailed list of possible side effects, click Megace Side Effects. This article provides results of reactions that occurred during clinical trials on this medicine and explains which problems require medical treatment.)
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