Clinical EffectsThe clinical effects of Megace ES are expected to be similar to the clinical effects of regular Megace. In clinical studies, Megace was shown to improve appetite, increase the amount of calories consumed, and increase weight in people with AIDS. More specifically, up to 89 percent of people given Megace had an improvement in appetite over 12 weeks of treatment. People given Megace also had an average weight gain of over 10 pounds over the 12-week period.
When and How to Take ItSome general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Megace ES include the following:
- This medication comes in the form of a liquid. It is normally taken by mouth once a day.
- Megace ES can be taken with or without food. Try taking it with food if it seems to bother your stomach.
- Shake the container well before using to make sure the medicine is thoroughly mixed.
- Try to take your Megace ES dose at about the same time every day to keep an even level of the drug in your bloodstream.
- Do not use a standard household spoon to measure your dose. Instead, use an accurately marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, or medicine cup. Your pharmacist can give you an appropriate measuring device if you need one.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.
Dosing InformationThere is one standard recommended dose of Megace ES. As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
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