Review: Megace and Epogen/procrit
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.
What are the drugs
Megace (latest outcomes from 6,038 users) has active ingredients of megestrol acetate. It is often used in appetite - decreased.
Epogen/procrit (latest outcomes from 71 users) has active ingredients of epoetin alfa. It is often used in anemia.
On Oct, 31, 2014: 638 people who take Megace, Epogen/procrit are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Megace (megestrol acetate)
- Epogen/procrit (epoetin alfa)
Drug effectiveness over time :
Most common drug interactions over time * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified|
|Dyspnoea||Malignant Neoplasm Progression||Death||Anti-erythropoietin Antibody Positive||Red Cell Aplasia||Therapeutic Response Decreased||n/a||Anaemia|
|Constipation||Metabolic Encephalopathy||Malignant Neoplasm Progression||Red Cell Aplasia||Drug Ineffective||Dyspnoea|
|Ileus||Hypercalcaemia||Post Procedural Haemorrhage||Post Procedural Haemorrhage||Bone Disorder|
|Febrile Neutropenia||Postictal State||Sepsis Nos||Anti-erythropoietin Antibody Positive||Asthenia|
|Flushing||Oedema Peripheral||Transfusion Reaction||Staphylococcal Bacteraemia||Pain|
|Nervousness||Deep Vein Thrombosis||Gastrointestinal Angiodysplasia Haemorrhagic||Transfusion Reaction||Nausea|
|Paraesthesia||Haematocrit Increased||Sepsis||Osteomyelitis Nos||Back Pain|
|Dehydration||Grand Mal Convulsion||Osteonecrosis||Iron Deficiency||Vomiting|
|Agitation||Dyspnoea||Cutaneous Vasculitis||Small Intestinal Haemorrhage||Osteonecrosis Of Jaw|
|Anaphylactic Reaction||Haemoglobin Increased||Aplasia Pure Red Cell||Sepsis Nos||Pancytopenia|
Drug effectiveness by gender :
Most common drug interactions by gender * :
Drug effectiveness by age :
Most common drug interactions by age * :
|Myalgia||Oedema Peripheral||Pain||Pulmonary Oedema||Anaemia||Bone Disorder||Dyspnoea|
|Peritonitis||Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis||Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis||Hypotension||Nausea||Pain In Jaw||Asthenia|
|Dyspnoea||Aphagia||Skin Tightness||Dehydration||Bone Disorder||Asthenia||Anxiety|
|Fatigue||Scleral Hyperaemia||Peroneal Nerve Palsy||Nausea||Urinary Tract Infection||Bronchitis||Pain|
|Dizziness||Skin Disorder||Skin Depigmentation||Palpitations||Pyrexia||Swelling||Renal Failure Chronic|
|Malignant Neoplasm Progression||Trismus||Extremity Contracture||Cardiac Enzymes Increased||Back Pain||Tooth Extraction||Confusional State|
|Vomiting||Skin Nodule||Dry Skin||Septic Shock||Vomiting||Weight Decreased||Back Pain|
|Streptococcal Infection||Skin Induration||Hyperkeratosis||Respiratory Distress||Pancytopenia||Constipation||Pneumonia|
|Pancytopenia||Skin Exfoliation||Subcutaneous Nodule||Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage||Toothache||Diarrhoea||Osteonecrosis 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?
(Asked by a 43 year old man who has CHF With A Defibrillator, No Appetite, and takes Megace)
Meds I'm on are neltrexone, metoprolol, and amiodarone.
- Are there any benefits of taking t-4 and t-3 meds with megestrol acetate?
(Asked by 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 ...
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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:
- Megace is used in:
- Epogen/procrit is used in:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
- Megace alternatives:
- Epogen/procrit alternatives:
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