Megace Side Effects

Serious Side Effects

Some side effects of Megace are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
 
    • Vision or speech changes
    • Weakness or numbness in an arm or leg
    • A severe headache
 
  • Pain, redness, or swelling of one or both arms or legs
  • Signs of a blood clot in the lung, such as:
 
    • Shortness of breath
    • Sudden chest pain
    • Coughing up blood
 
  • High blood sugar levels
  • Dizziness, weakness, or extreme tiredness
  • Frequent urination
  • Feeling thirstier than usual
  • Persistent nausea or vomiting
  • An irregular or forcefully beating heart
  • Changes in mood, such as depression
  • Weight gain in the midsection or upper back, or rounding of the face
  • Signs of infection, such as:
 
 
  • Seizure
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
 
    • A rash or hives
    • Itching
    • Unusual swelling, especially of the mouth or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing.
 

Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the Megace side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
 
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking Megace or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to the medication, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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