Review: Megace and Epogen/procrit
This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions when people take Megace and Epogen/procrit. It is created by eHealthMe based on 627 reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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What are the drugs
Megace (latest outcomes) has active ingredients of megestrol acetate. It is often used in appetite - decreased.
Epogen/procrit (latest outcomes) has active ingredients of epoetin alfa. It is often used in anemia.
On Oct, 15, 2013: 627 people who reported to have interactions when taking Megace, Epogen/procrit are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Megace (megestrol acetate)
- Epogen/procrit (epoetin alfa)
Most common interactions experienced by people in the use of Megace, Epogen/procrit:(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
Most common interactions experienced by people in long term use of Megace, Epogen/procrit:(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|1||Red Cell Aplasia||5|
|2||Anti-erythropoietin Antibody Positive||4|
|3||Post Procedural Haemorrhage||4|
|7||Gastrointestinal Angiodysplasia Haemorrhagic||2|
|9||Aplasia Pure Red Cell||2|
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Multiple myeloma
- Breast cancer
- Breast cancer metastatic
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
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- By birdin paradise: Are there any benefits of taking t-4 and t-3 meds with megestrol acetate?
(for a 57 year old woman who has Thyroid Diseases, Musculoskeletal Pain, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, Depression, Anxiety, Apprehension, Feeling Uptight, Jitters, Stress, Stress And Anxiety, Tension, Dry Eye, Dry Mouth, Cramps - Leg, Charley Horse, Weight Gain - Unintentional, Brittle Nails, Hair Growth Abnormal, Vocal Cord Disorder, Mood Swings, and takes Levothyroxine Thyroid, Liothyronine Sodium, Phenergan, Aldactone, Clonazepam, Baclofen, Atenolol, Aspirin, Cymbalta, Hydroxyzine Pamoate, Vicodin, Fluocinolone Acetonide, Combivent, Singulair, Ambien, Megestrol Acetate, Restasis)
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 med ...
(Number of patients like birdin paradise: 19,389)
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:
- Megace is used in:
- Epogen/procrit is used in:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
- Megace alternatives:
- Epogen/procrit alternatives:
NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.
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