Endace 40 (Megestrol Acetate IP)
What is Endace 40 (Megestrol Acetate IP) used for?
Endace 40 (Megestrol Acetate IP) is used to treat advanced breast cancer, endometrial cancer, prostate cancer and other conditions such as endometriosis. It is also used to treat appetite loss and malnutrition in patients suffering from AIDS. This drug is a man made chemical that is similar to the hormone progesterone. It helps to treat cancer by affecting hormones that are involved in the growth of cancer, and it helps to increase appetite in AIDS patients.
How should I use Endace 40 (Megestrol Acetate IP)?
Endace 40 (Megestrol Acetate IP) comes in the form of tablets, which are taken orally. The dosage prescribed depends on the condition being treated, and the patient's response to treatment. In order for the correct dose to be prescribed, it is essential that you consult your physician prior to commencing treatment with this medication, and never exceed the amount prescribed to you.
What are the side effects of Endace 40 (Megestrol Acetate IP)?
Some side effects which have been reported by patients taking Endace 40 (Megestrol Acetate IP) include:
Patients should be aware that this drug may also cause more serious side effects to occur. Consult your physician immediately if you notice a rapid pounding heartbeat, swollen limbs, tiredness, chest pain, changes in mood, breathlessness or changes in vision.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Endace 40 (Megestrol Acetate IP). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
This medication should not be used if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.