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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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On Mar, 1, 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 :


Drug effectiveness by gender :


Drug effectiveness by age :


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

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

Bone DisorderPyrexia
VomitingBack Pain
PainBone Disorder
OsteoarthritisWeight Decreased
Impaired HealingHypotension

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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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.

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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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