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Review: Megace and Epogen/procrit

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

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On Apr, 17, 2014: 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 :

n/a

Drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Dyspnoea
(4 reports)

Constipation
(3 reports)

Ileus
(3 reports)

Febrile Neutropenia
(3 reports)

Flushing
(2 reports)

Nervousness
(2 reports)

Paraesthesia
(2 reports)

Dehydration
(2 reports)

Agitation
(2 reports)

Anaphylactic Reaction
(2 reports)

Malignant Neoplasm Progression
(5 reports)

Metabolic Encephalopathy
(4 reports)

Hypercalcaemia
(4 reports)

Postictal State
(4 reports)

Oedema Peripheral
(3 reports)

Deep Vein Thrombosis
(3 reports)

Haematocrit Increased
(3 reports)

Grand Mal Convulsion
(3 reports)

Dyspnoea
(3 reports)

Haemoglobin Increased
(2 reports)

Death
(1 report)

Malignant Neoplasm Progression
(1 report)

Anti-erythropoietin Antibody Positive
(2 reports)

Red Cell Aplasia
(1 report)

Post Procedural Haemorrhage
(1 report)

Transfusion Reaction
(1 report)

Gastrointestinal Angiodysplasia Haemorrhagic
(1 report)

Sepsis
(1 report)

Osteonecrosis
(1 report)

Cutaneous Vasculitis
(1 report)

Aplasia Pure Red Cell
(1 report)

Malignant Neoplasm Progression
(1 report)

Red Cell Aplasia
(4 reports)

Drug Ineffective
(3 reports)

Post Procedural Haemorrhage
(3 reports)

Anti-erythropoietin Antibody Positive
(2 reports)

Staphylococcal Bacteraemia
(2 reports)

Transfusion Reaction
(2 reports)

Iron Deficiency
(1 report)

Small Intestinal Haemorrhage
(1 report)

Drug Effect Decreased
(1 report)

Gastrointestinal Angiodysplasia Haemorrhagic
(1 report)

Therapeutic Response Decreased
(1 report)

n/aAnaemia
(164 reports)

Bone Disorder
(156 reports)

Pain
(152 reports)

Dyspnoea
(145 reports)

Asthenia
(145 reports)

Osteonecrosis Of Jaw
(136 reports)

Back Pain
(126 reports)

Osteoarthritis
(122 reports)

Anxiety
(118 reports)

Oedema Peripheral
(114 reports)

Drug effectiveness by gender :

n/a

Drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
Anaemia
(116 reports)

Nausea
(98 reports)

Bone Disorder
(96 reports)

Vomiting
(94 reports)

Pain
(93 reports)

Osteoarthritis
(80 reports)

Dyspnoea
(80 reports)

Impaired Healing
(78 reports)

Injury
(78 reports)

Pancytopenia
(77 reports)

Asthenia
(105 reports)

Dyspnoea
(95 reports)

Pyrexia
(86 reports)

Back Pain
(80 reports)

Bone Disorder
(74 reports)

Weight Decreased
(73 reports)

Anaemia
(73 reports)

Hypotension
(70 reports)

Sepsis
(65 reports)

Pain
(65 reports)

Drug effectiveness by age :

n/a

Drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
n/aHypotension
(2 reports)

Myalgia
(2 reports)

Peritonitis
(2 reports)

Dyspnoea
(2 reports)

Fatigue
(2 reports)

Dizziness
(2 reports)

Malignant Neoplasm Progression
(1 report)

Vomiting
(1 report)

Streptococcal Infection
(1 report)

Pancytopenia
(1 report)

Pain
(3 reports)

Oedema Peripheral
(3 reports)

Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis
(3 reports)

Aphagia
(3 reports)

Scleral Hyperaemia
(3 reports)

Skin Disorder
(3 reports)

Trismus
(3 reports)

Skin Nodule
(3 reports)

Skin Induration
(3 reports)

Skin Exfoliation
(3 reports)

Mobility Decreased
(13 reports)

Pain
(13 reports)

Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis
(13 reports)

Skin Tightness
(13 reports)

Peroneal Nerve Palsy
(12 reports)

Skin Depigmentation
(12 reports)

Extremity Contracture
(9 reports)

Dry Skin
(8 reports)

Hyperkeratosis
(8 reports)

Subcutaneous Nodule
(8 reports)

Vomiting
(9 reports)

Pulmonary Oedema
(8 reports)

Hypotension
(8 reports)

Dehydration
(7 reports)

Nausea
(6 reports)

Palpitations
(6 reports)

Cardiac Enzymes Increased
(5 reports)

Septic Shock
(5 reports)

Respiratory Distress
(5 reports)

Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage
(5 reports)

Dyspnoea
(38 reports)

Anaemia
(36 reports)

Nausea
(36 reports)

Bone Disorder
(34 reports)

Urinary Tract Infection
(34 reports)

Pyrexia
(34 reports)

Back Pain
(33 reports)

Vomiting
(33 reports)

Pancytopenia
(31 reports)

Toothache
(30 reports)

Anaemia
(82 reports)

Bone Disorder
(69 reports)

Pain In Jaw
(66 reports)

Asthenia
(52 reports)

Bronchitis
(51 reports)

Swelling
(50 reports)

Tooth Extraction
(50 reports)

Weight Decreased
(48 reports)

Constipation
(48 reports)

Diarrhoea
(47 reports)

Pancytopenia
(72 reports)

Dyspnoea
(70 reports)

Asthenia
(63 reports)

Anxiety
(60 reports)

Pain
(60 reports)

Renal Failure Chronic
(59 reports)

Confusional State
(53 reports)

Back Pain
(53 reports)

Pneumonia
(51 reports)

Osteonecrosis Of Jaw
(50 reports)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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