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Megestrol Acetate (Borea) Summary

Description: Megestrol acetate is a progestogen with actions and uses similar to those of the progestogens in general. It also has anti-androgenic properties. It is given by mouth in the palliative treatment or as an adjunct to other therapy in endometrial carcinoma and in breast cancer. Megestrol acetate has been approved to treat anorexia and cachexia. (From Reynolds JEF(Ed): Martindale: The Extra Pharmacopoeia (electronic version). Micromedex, Inc, Englewood, CO, 1995)

Also Known As: Borea; Megace; Apo-Megestrol; Apotex Brand of Megestrol Acetate; Bristol-Myers Brand of Megestrol Acetate; Bristol-Myers Squibb Brand of Megestrol Acetate; Lemery Brand of Megestrol Acetate; Lin-Megestrol; Linson Pharma Brand of Megestrol Acetate; Madaus Brand of Megestrol Acetate; Maygace; Megefren; Megestat; Megostat; Mestrel; Nu-Megestrol; Nu-Pharm Brand of Megestrol Acetate; Prasfarma Brand of Megestrol Acetate; Squibb Brand of Megestrol Acetate; Acetate, Megestrol; Apo Megestrol; ApoMegestrol; Bristol Myers Brand of Megestrol Acetate; Bristol Myers Squibb Brand of Megestrol Acetate; Lin Megestrol; LinMegestrol; Nu Megestrol; Nu Pharm Brand of Megestrol Acetate; NuMegestrol

Networked: 583 relevant articles (74 outcomes, 190 trials/studies) for this Drug

Key Diseases for which Megestrol Acetate is Relevant

  1. Breast Neoplasms (Breast Cancer) : 22 outcomes 65 studies in 170 results
  2. Neoplasms (Cancer) : 16 outcomes 56 studies in 150 results
  3. Anorexia : 10 outcomes 30 studies in 87 results
  4. Cachexia : 10 outcomes 23 studies in 106 results
  5. Weight Gain : 10 outcomes 19 studies in 77 results
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Drugs Related to Megestrol Acetate

  1. Tamoxifen
  2. Hormones
  3. letrozole (Femara)
  4. Medroxyprogesterone Acetate (Depo-Provera)
  5. Progestins (Progestagens)
  6. anastrozole (Arimidex)
  7. exemestane (Aromasin)
  8. Aromatase Inhibitors
  9. Megestrol Acetate (Borea)
  10. Aminoglutethimide (Cytadren)
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Therapies Related to Megestrol Acetate

  1. Palliative Care (Palliative Medicine)
  2. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)
  3. Aftercare (After-Treatment)
  4. Radiotherapy
  5. Home Nursing (Nursing, Home)
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