Review: could Megace cause Abdominal cramps?
Summary: Abdominal cramps could be caused by Megace, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Zometa, and have Breast cancer metastatic.
We study 5,985 people who have side effects while taking Megace from FDA and social media. Among them, 296 have Abdominal cramps. Find out below who they are, when they have Abdominal cramps and more.
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On Apr, 9, 2014: 5,977 people reported to have side effects when taking Megace. Among them, 296 people (4.95%) have Abdominal Cramps. They amount to 0.05% of all the 614,671 people who have Abdominal Cramps on eHealthMe.
Time on Megace when people have Abdominal cramps * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Abdominal cramps||22.73%||72.73%||4.55%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Abdominal cramps when taking Megace * :
|Abdominal cramps||57.28%||42.72% |
Age of people who have Abdominal cramps when taking Megace * :
|Abdominal cramps||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||2.13%||4.68%||11.91%||29.36%||51.91% |
Severity of Abdominal cramps when taking Megace ** :
How people recovered from Abdominal cramps ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Breast cancer metastatic (46 people, 15.54%)
- Prophylaxis (33 people, 11.15%)
- Breast cancer (32 people, 10.81%)
- Pain (29 people, 9.80%)
- Hypertension (28 people, 9.46%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zometa (119 people, 40.20%)
- Aspirin (99 people, 33.45%)
- Protonix (80 people, 27.03%)
- Decadron (79 people, 26.69%)
- Aredia (77 people, 26.01%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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