GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
PREPARATIONS: Tablets: 20 and 40 mg. Oral suspension: 40 mg/mL or 125 mg/mL.
STORAGE: Megestrol should be stored in a dry place at room temperature, 15 C-25 C (59 F-77 F).
DOSING: The recommended dose for stimulating appetite is 800 mg per day of the regular megestrol suspension (40 mg/ml) or 625 mg per day of the ES formulation (125 mg/ml). Breast cancer is treated with 40 mg four times daily.
NURSING MOTHERS: Megestrol should not be used while breastfeeding due to potential adverse effects in the infant.
Medically reviewed by Eni Williams, PharmD
Reference: FDA Prescribing Information
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