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Review: taking Megace and Epogen/procrit together

Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Megace and Epogen/procrit together.

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Megace and Epogen/procrit. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 638 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.





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What are the drugs

Megace has active ingredients of megestrol acetate. It is often used in appetite - decreased. (latest outcomes from 6,038 Megace users)

Epogen/procrit has active ingredients of epoetin alfa. It is often used in anemia. (latest outcomes from 71 Epogen/procrit users)

On Jan, 14, 2015: 638 people who take Megace, Epogen/procrit are studied

Megace, Epogen/procrit outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Megace (megestrol acetate)
- Epogen/procrit (epoetin alfa)

Drug effectiveness over time :


Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
DyspnoeaMalignant Neoplasm ProgressionDeathAnti-erythropoietin Antibody PositiveRed Cell AplasiaTherapeutic Response Decreasedn/aAnaemia
ConstipationMetabolic EncephalopathyMalignant Neoplasm ProgressionRed Cell AplasiaDrug IneffectiveDyspnoea
IleusHypercalcaemiaPost Procedural HaemorrhagePost Procedural HaemorrhageBone Disorder
Febrile NeutropeniaPostictal StateSepsis NosAnti-erythropoietin Antibody PositiveAsthenia
FlushingOedema PeripheralTransfusion ReactionStaphylococcal BacteraemiaPain
NervousnessDeep Vein ThrombosisGastrointestinal Angiodysplasia HaemorrhagicTransfusion ReactionNausea
ParaesthesiaHaematocrit IncreasedSepsisOsteomyelitis NosBack Pain
DehydrationGrand Mal ConvulsionOsteonecrosisIron DeficiencyVomiting
AgitationDyspnoeaCutaneous VasculitisSmall Intestinal HaemorrhageOsteonecrosis Of Jaw
Anaphylactic ReactionHaemoglobin IncreasedAplasia Pure Red CellSepsis NosPancytopenia

Drug effectiveness by gender :


Most common drug interactions by gender * :

Bone DisorderPyrexia
VomitingBack Pain
PainBone Disorder
OsteoarthritisWeight Decreased
Impaired HealingHypotension

Drug effectiveness by age :


Most common drug interactions by age * :

n/aHypotensionPainMobility DecreasedVomitingDyspnoeaAnaemiaPancytopenia
MyalgiaOedema PeripheralPainPulmonary OedemaAnaemiaBone DisorderDyspnoea
PeritonitisNephrogenic Systemic FibrosisNephrogenic Systemic FibrosisHypotensionNauseaPain In JawAsthenia
DyspnoeaAphagiaSkin TightnessDehydrationBone DisorderAstheniaAnxiety
FatigueScleral HyperaemiaPeroneal Nerve PalsyNauseaUrinary Tract InfectionBronchitisPain
DizzinessSkin DisorderSkin DepigmentationPalpitationsPyrexiaSwellingRenal Failure Chronic
Malignant Neoplasm ProgressionTrismusExtremity ContractureCardiac Enzymes IncreasedBack PainTooth ExtractionConfusional State
VomitingSkin NoduleDry SkinSeptic ShockVomitingWeight DecreasedBack Pain
Streptococcal InfectionSkin IndurationHyperkeratosisRespiratory DistressPancytopeniaConstipationPneumonia
PancytopeniaSkin ExfoliationSubcutaneous NoduleGastrointestinal HaemorrhageToothacheDiarrhoeaOsteonecrosis Of Jaw

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

  • Can megace be contradictions for defibrillator?
    Meds I'm on are neltrexone, metoprolol, and amiodarone.
  • Are there any benefits of taking t-4 and t-3 meds with megestrol acetate?
    One full year of Interferon treatment for Hep-C 2005-2006, onset of Graves Disease during treatment, R-131 thyroid ablation. post-chemo-musculo-skeletal-myalgia ongoing since 2005. Anemia during treatment addressed with Epogen shots weekly. After successful treatment for Hep-C on set of numerous medical conditions. Daily nausea, daily vomitting, no appetite, unable to forcefeed myself un late evening. Consume 500 calories or less per day and contiue to gain weight. Metabolism seems at standstill, fatigue, brain fog, no energy. Lower Lumber injury from over 20 years ago flaired. Was receiving spinal epidurals until deemed no longer effective treatment 7 months ago since they only lasted 10-14 days, leaving me in severe chronic pain. Quality of life is very poor. Doc just prescribed Magestrol Acetate to hopefully help me regain appetite to begin eating small meals throughout the day to help jumpstart my metabolism so I may get some energy back and loose the 25 extra lbs all gained in my mid section. Have never had weight issues in my life. I want my quality of life to return to similiar level I enjoyed all my life. Some days I can't even crawl out bed. Sit-up or even stand or walk. I'm on SSI with Medicaid so my treatment options are very limited.Any knowledge of thyroid meds taken with Magestrol Acetate. Any help appreciate grately!

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Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Megace (megestrol acetate) is often used to treat appetite - decreased. Epogen/procrit (epoetin alfa) is often used to treat anemia. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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