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Generic name: megestrol acetate


What it does:
Treats appetite loss, severe malnutrition, or unexplained, significant weight loss

Traditional dosage:
625 mg (one teaspoon), once daily

Drug interactions, precautions, & recommendations:
May decrease effectiveness of Crixivan. If you have a history of blood clots, check with your doctor before taking.

Side effects:
Most serious: Cushing’s syndrome, development or worsening of diabetes Other: decreased sexual desire or performance, flatulence, rash, high blood pressure, insomnia, upset stomach, increased blood sugar, between-period bleeding
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