Megace Side Effects
Generic name: megestrol
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Oct 6, 2021.
Note: This document contains side effect information about megestrol. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Megace.
For the Consumer
Applies to megestrol: oral suspension, oral tablets
Side effects include:
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to megestrol: compounding powder, oral suspension, oral tablet
Very common (10% or more): Thrombophlebitis, hypertension, hot flush
Common (1% to 10%): Cardiac failure, chest pain, cardiomyopathy, palpitation
Common (1% to 10%): Leukopenia[Ref]
Very common (10% or more): Constipation
Common (1% to 10%): Rash, alopecia, moniliasis
Very common (10% or more): Asthenia, pain, edema
Common (1% to 10%): Edema, peripheral edema[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Amblyopia[Ref]
Very common (10% or more): Diabetes mellitus, glucose tolerance impaired, hyperglycemia, increased appetite, weight gain
Common (1% to 10%): LDH increased
Postmarketing reports: Glucose intolerance[Ref]
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Related treatment guides
1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
2. "Product Information. Megestrol Acetate (megestrol)." Par Pharmaceutical Inc, Chestnut Ridge, NY.
3. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
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Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.