Review: could Megace cause Abdominal Cramps?


Summary

Abdominal cramps is found among people who take Megace, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Zometa, and have Breast cancer metastatic . We study 6,933 people who have side effects while taking Megace from FDA and social media. Among them, 348 have Abdominal cramps. Find out below who they are, when they have Abdominal cramps and more.

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Megace

Megace has active ingredients of megestrol acetate. It is often used in appetite - decreased. (latest outcomes from Megace 7,506 users)

Abdominal Cramps

Abdominal cramps has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, drug ineffective, abdominal pain upper, abdominal pain (latest reports from 122,068 Abdominal cramps patients).

On Sep, 20, 2016

6,933 people reported to have side effects when taking Megace.
Among them, 348 people (5.02%) have Abdominal Cramps


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Megace cause Abdominal cramps?

Time on Megace when people have Abdominal Cramps *:

  • < 1 month: 36.84 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 63.16 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Abdominal Cramps when taking Megace *:

  • female: 56.52 %
  • male: 43.48 %

Age of people who have Abdominal Cramps when taking Megace *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 1.89 %
  • 30-39: 6.04 %
  • 40-49: 11.32 %
  • 50-59: 28.3 %
  • 60+: 52.45 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Breast Cancer Metastatic (50 people, 14.37%)
  • Prophylaxis (38 people, 10.92%)
  • Pain (37 people, 10.63%)
  • Breast Cancer (35 people, 10.06%)
  • Hypertension (32 people, 9.20%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (129 people, 37.07%)
  • Aspirin (100 people, 28.74%)
  • Aredia (88 people, 25.29%)
  • Protonix (83 people, 23.85%)
  • Decadron (83 people, 23.85%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (195 people, 56.03%)
  • Vomiting (182 people, 52.30%)
  • Diarrhoea (118 people, 33.91%)
  • Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (117 people, 33.62%)
  • Dyspnoea (113 people, 32.47%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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