I have been taking megace 40mg twice a day for 15 days now to increase my appetite. It has barely worked for that and I am having side effects such as chest pain, major gas/bloating, fatigue, and heart palpation. I need to stop taking it but i don't want to risk my life doing it wrong
Serious side effects, how do I stop taking megace?
Question posted by stuff102 on 23 March 2013
Last updated on 23 March 2013 by kaismama
Megace does not cause dependence and can just be stopped, but you do need to make your Dr aware of the problem.
Please inform your doctor immediately about the side effects you are experiencing. Then Follow your Doctor's recommendations on how to decrease or stop Megace & perhaps replace it with another medication.
Please do not attempt to treat yourself without your Doctor's supervision.
Madhup Joshi, MD
- Megace uses and safety info
- Megace information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side effects of Megace (detailed)
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