Megestrol Acetate

Megahenz (Megestrol acetate) is the acetate salt form of megestrol, a synthetic derivative of the naturally occurring steroid hormone, progesterone with potential anti-estrogenic and antineoplastic activity. Megestrol acetate was approved to treat anorexia and cachexia. MGA is used mainly as an appetite stimulant to promote weight gain in a variety of situations

Therapy Area: Renal Medicine
Form: Tablet
Packaging: 1X10


Megestrol acetate 160mg/ 40mg


The precise mechanism by which Megahenz (Megestrol acetate) produces effects in anorexia and cachexia is unknown at the present time. May stimulate appetite by antagonizing the metabolic effects of catabolic cytokines.


  • For the treatment of anorexia, cachexia, or an unexplained significant weight loss in immunocompromised patients
  • Malnourished dialysis patients
  • AIDS-Related Cachexia
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer-Related Cachexia


160mg OD/ 40 mg 4 times a day


This information is for registered medical practitioner only. Anyone other than medical practitioner should consult medical practitioner before using this product.

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