my doctor has precesribed this because of irregular periods but I don't want to take something that prevents ovulation. Does anyone know?
This med carries a warning which is:
"Megestrol acetate may cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman. Fertility and reproduction studies with high doses of megestrol acetate have shown a reversible feminizing effect on some male rat fetuses. There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. If this drug is used during pregnancy, or if the patient becomes pregnant while taking (receiving) this drug, the patient should be apprised of the potential hazard to the fetus. Women of childbearing potential should be advised to avoid becoming pregnant."
Would recommend that you seek a second opinion from a gynecologist to be doubly sure & informed, hope this helps? Be well & safe, best of luck!
- Megestrol Information for Consumers
- Megestrol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Megestrol (detailed)
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