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Varigestrol160mg

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Generic: Megestrol Acetate
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descriptionSafety Advices
AlcoholAlcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Varigestrol. Please consult your doctor.
PregnancyPregnancy
UNSAFE
Varigestrol is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful ... View More
BreastfeedingBreastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Varigestrol is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
DrivingDriving
SAFE
Varigestrol does not usually affect your ability to drive.
KidneyKidney
CAUTION
Varigestrol should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Varigestrol may be needed. Please consult your doctor... View More
LiverLiver
CAUTION
Varigestrol should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Varigestrol may be needed. Please consult your doctor.... View More
descriptionMedical Overview

Introduction

Varigestrol is used to treat breast cancer and endometrial cancer. It specifically helps treat breast and endometrial cancer that are hormone dependent.... View More

Uses of Varigestrol

  • Breast cancer
  • Endometrial cancer

Side effects of Varigestrol

Common
  • Increased appetite
  • Weight gain
  • Hot flashes
  • High blood pressure
  • Constipation
  • Increased glucose level in blood

How to use Varigestrol

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Varigestrol may be taken w... View More

How Varigestrol works

Varigestrol is a progestin (female hormone). It works in patients with breast cancer and endometrial cancer by affecting female hormones involved in can... View More

quick tipsQuick Tips
  • Varigestrol is used to treat women with certain hormone-dependent cancers such as breast cancer and endometrial cancer.
  • It may also be used for treating appetite and weight loss in people with advanced cancer or AIDS.
  • You may have to take it for atleast 2 months before you notice any changes in your appetite.
  • Your doctor might do regular blood tests to check your hormones and blood sugar levels while you are taking this medicine.
  • Do not take Varigestrol if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Inform your doctor immediately if you notice unexplained swelling and pain in your limbs, shortness of breath, chest pain, severe headache, or changes i... View More
  • Do not stop taking the medicine suddenly without talking to your doctor first.
descriptionBrief Description

Indication

Contraception, Breast carcinoma, Endometrial carcinoma, Anorexia and Cachexia

Administration

Should be taken with food.

Adult Dose

Oral Palliative treatment of breast carcinoma Adult: 40 mg 4 times daily or 160 mg once daily. Palliative treatment of endometrial carcinoma Adult... View More

Renal Dose

Renal impairment: Use with caution; in normal renal function, 57-78% is excreted in urine within 10 days

Contraindication

Pregnancy and lactation. Severe hepatic impairment.

Mode of Action

Megestrol is a progestogen used as an antineplastic and appetite stimulant. The mechanism of it's antineoplastic effects is not known but may be due to ... View More

Precaution

History of thrombophlebitis, mild to moderate hepatic impairment, risk of fluid retention, history of depression, diabetes, hypertension, renal or cardi... View More

Side Effect

Common Hypertension,Insomnia, mood swings Rash, sweating,Amenorrhea, breakthrough bleeding, change in menstrual flow, hot sweats, impotence, spotting ... View More

Interaction

Concentrations of indinavir may be reduced. Possible reduced efficacy of cisplatin. Warfarin half life may be increased. Megestrol concentration may be ... View More

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The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More

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