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


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

Uses of Apetiz

  • Breast cancer
  • Endometrial cancer

Side effects of Apetiz

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

How to use Apetiz

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. Apetiz may be taken with o... View More

How Apetiz works

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

quick tipsQuick Tips
  • Apetiz 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 Apetiz 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


Contraception, Breast carcinoma, Endometrial carcinoma, Anorexia and Cachexia


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


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


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


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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