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MEGAHENZ 40MG TABLET contains Megestrol which belongs to the group of medicines called Progestogens. MEGAHENZ 40MG TABLET is used for hormone dependent cancer which includes breast and endometrial cancer in affected individuals. MEGAHENZ 40MG TABLET is also used for reduced appetite and weight-loss in patients passing through an advanced stage of cancer/HIV. MEGAHENZ 40MG TABLET is not recommended for use in patients allergic to Megestrol.

Before taking MEGAHENZ 40MG TABLET, inform your doctor if you have diabetes, thrombophlebitis (blood clot due to inflammatory process), intolerance to certain sugars (such as lactose), kidney problems (such as chronic kidney disease), and/or severe liver problems. MEGAHENZ 40MG TABLET is not recommended for use during pregnancy and in women planning for pregnancy. It is also not recommended for use in breastfeeding women. MEGAHENZ 40MG TABLET is not generally recommended for use in children and adolescents (aged below 18 years) and is advised to be used with caution in elderly patients (aged 65 years and above) after consulting the doctor.

The most common side effects of taking MEGAHENZ 40MG TABLET are increase in appetite, shortness of breath, high blood pressure, hot flushes, nausea, vomiting, passing wind, and/or constipation. Consult your doctor if any of these side effects worsens.

Active Ingredient (Generic Name):Megestrol Acetate
Indication:Breast cancer, Endometrial cancer
Manufacturer:Alniche Life Sciences
Packaging:10 tablets in 1 strip
Strength:40mg
Delivery Time:6 To 15 days

 

USES OF MEGAHENZ 40MG TABLET

It is used for:

  • Hormone dependent cancer which includes breast and endometrial cancer
  • Reduced appetite and weight-loss in patients passing through an advanced stage of cancer or HIV

 

HOW MEGAHENZ 40MG TABLET WORKS

MEGAHENZ 40MG TABLET works by changing the hormone balance in the body which results in interference of growth in hormone dependent cancer cells which leads to inhibition of growth and spread of cancer cells.

 

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Take MEGAHENZ 40MG TABLET as advised by your physician. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.

 

SIDE EFFECTS OF MEGAHENZ 40MG TABLET

COMMON

  • Increase in appetite
  • Weight gain
  • Shortness of breath
  • High blood pressure
  • Hot flushes, reddening of the face/neck, round face (moon face)
  • Increased blood sugar
  • Tiredness, feeling weak, nausea, vomiting, passing wind, constipation, diarrhea
  • Swelling of a vein (due to blood clot)
  • Changes in mood, numbness, pain, and/or tingling sensation in fingers/thumb
  • Hair loss
  • Impotence
  • Needing to urinate often
  • Changes in vaginal bleeding (breakthrough bleeding/spotting)
  • Buildup of fluid which causes swelling (especially in ankles)
  • Pain, rash, red itchy welts

Stop taking MEGAHENZ 40MG TABLET and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:

  • Signs of blood clot such as loss of coordination, slurred speech, pain in groin, pain/ numbness in arm/leg, shortness of breath, weakness, headache, and/or fainting
  • Signs of allergic reaction such as swelling of face/lips/tongue, skin rash, and/or difficulty in breathing

 

 

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Constipation

Eat fiber rich foods such as fresh fruits, vegetables, cereals and drink enough water. Exercise more regularly. Consult your doctor if the symptom does not improve.

Diarrhea

Drink lot of fluids such as water/fruit juice to keep yourself hydrated. Do not take any medicine on your own for treating diarrhea. Consult your doctor if the symptom does not improve.

Nausea And Vomiting

Stick to simple meals and avoid eating oily or spicy food. Do not perform any strenuous activity immediately after eating. If the symptom does not improve, contact your doctor.

Tiredness

Drink plenty of fluids and eat balanced diet and frequent meals. Do regular minimal exercise and follow regular sleep schedule. If the symptom does not improve, contact your doctor.

 

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

CONTRAINDICATED

MEGAHENZ 40MG TABLET is generally not recommended for use during pregnancy and in women planning for pregnancy. Consult your doctor before taking the medicine.

BREASTFEEDING

CONTRAINDICATED

MEGAHENZ 40MG TABLET is not generally recommended for use in breastfeeding women. Consult your doctor before taking the medicine.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

USE WITH CAUTION

MEGAHENZ 40MG TABLET is unlikely to affect your ability to drive/operate machines. Consult your doctor before taking MEGAHENZ 40MG TABLET.

KIDNEY

USE WITH CAUTION

MEGAHENZ 40MG TABLET should be used with caution in patients with kidney problems such as chronic kidney disease. Consult your doctor before taking MEGAHENZ 40MG TABLET.

LIVER

USE WITH CAUTION

MEGAHENZ 40MG TABLET should be used with caution in patients with severe liver problems. Consult your doctor before taking MEGAHENZ 40MG TABLET.

ALLERGY

CONTRAINDICATED

Do not take MEGAHENZ 40MG TABLET if you are allergic to Megestrol, and/or any other ingredients of this medicine.

USE IN PEDIATRICS

CONTRAINDICATED

MEGAHENZ 40MG TABLET is not recommended for use in children and adolescents (aged below 18 years). Consult your doctor for advice.

USE IN GERIATRICS

USE WITH CAUTION

MEGAHENZ 40MG TABLET should be used with caution in elderly patients (aged 65 years/above). Consult your doctor before taking MEGAHENZ 40MG TABLET.

OTHERS

Before taking MEGAHENZ 40MG TABLET, inform your doctor if you:

  • Have diabetes
  • Are currently suffer/have a history of thrombophlebitis (blood clot due to inflammatory process)
  • Are intolerance to certain sugars such as lactose

 

 

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug-Drug interactions:

Inform your doctor if you are taking any medicines including prescription, non-prescription, over the counter medicines, vitamins, and/or herbal supplements before taking this medicine.

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally take too much of MEGAHENZ 40MG TABLET, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital to manage overdose symptoms.

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  • Q: What is MEGAHENZ 40MG TABLET used for?

    A: MEGAHENZ 40MG TABLET is used for hormone dependent cancer which includes breast and endometrial cancer in affected individuals. It is also used for reduced appetite and weight-loss in patients passing through an advanced stage of cancer/HIV.

    Q: What are the side effects of MEGAHENZ 40MG TABLET?

    A: The most common side effects of taking MEGAHENZ 40MG TABLET are increase in appetite, shortness of breath, high blood pressure, hot flushes, nausea, vomiting, passing wind, and/or constipation. Consult your doctor if any of these side effects worsens.

    Q: Can MEGAHENZ 40MG TABLET be used in pregnant and breastfeeding women?

    A: No, MEGAHENZ 40MG TABLET is not recommended for use during pregnancy and in women planning for pregnancy. It is also not recommended for use in breastfeeding women. Consult your doctor before taking the medicine.

    Q: How MEGAHENZ 40MG TABLET works?

    A: MEGAHENZ 40MG TABLET works by changing the hormone balance in the body which results in interference of growth in hormone dependent cancer cells which leads to inhibition of growth and spread of cancer cells.

    Q: What happens if MEGAHENZ 40MG TABLET is taken more than its required dosage?

    A: If you or anyone else accidentally take too much of MEGAHENZ 40MG TABLET, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital to manage overdose symptoms.

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