Review: Megace and Epogen/procrit drug interactions
This review analyzes the interactions between Megace and Epogen/procrit. It is created by eHealthMe based on 638 people who have drug interactions while taking the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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What are the drugs
Megace (latest outcomes from 5,900 users) has active ingredients of megestrol acetate. It is often used in appetite - decreased.
Epogen/procrit (latest outcomes from 66 users) has active ingredients of epoetin alfa. It is often used in anemia.
On Mar, 9, 2014: 638 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|
|Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)||520|
|Anaemia (lack of blood)||265|
|Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (death of bone of jaw)||212|
|Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)||200|
|Pancytopenia (medical condition in which there is a reduction in the number of red and white blood cells, as well as platelets)||196|
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|
|Red Cell Aplasia (a type of anaemia affecting the precursors to red blood cells)||5|
|Anti-erythropoietin Antibody Positive||4|
|Post Procedural Haemorrhage (post procedural bleeding)||4|
|Sepsis Nos (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)||3|
|Transfusion Reaction (a serious problem that occurs after a patient receives a transfusion of blood)||3|
|Osteonecrosis (death of bone)||2|
|Staphylococcal Bacteraemia (a bacterial infection of blood)||2|
|Gastrointestinal Angiodysplasia Haemorrhagic (a small vascular malformation of the gut with bleeding)||2|
|Aplasia Pure Red Cell (type of anaemia affecting the precursors to red blood cells but not to white blood cells)||2|
How effective are the drugs:
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Multiple myeloma
- Breast cancer
- Breast cancer metastatic
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
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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:
Can you answer these questions (what is this?):
- Are there any benefits of taking t-4 and t-3 meds with megestrol acetate?
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