MEGEETRON 40MG TABLET
ALKEM LABS LTD
MEGEETRON 40MG TABLET belongs to a class of medications called ‘Progestogens’ used as a symptomatic treatment in patients with breast cancer and endometrial cancer. Breast cancer develops in cells of the breast cells characterized by a lump in the breast, a change in the shape of the nipple or breast, and bloody discharge from the nipples. Endometrial cancer is the cancer of the womb's lining (uterus), characterized by pelvic pain, bleeding between periods, and pain during sex.
MEGEETRON 40MG TABLET contains ‘Megestrol’, which belongs to the class of ‘Progestogens’. It works similarly to the female hormone ‘progesterone’. It interferes with the production or action of hormones involved in cancer growth. This effect helps to slow down the progression of cancer and reduce the symptoms associated with cancer.
MEGEETRON 40MG TABLET is available in the form of a tablet and oral suspension. You should take this medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor. The common side-effects of MEGEETRON 40MG TABLET are an increase in appetite, weight gain, shortness of breath, hot flushes (reddening of the face and neck), high blood pressure, increased blood sugar levels, rounded face, constipation, and swelling of a vein due to a blood clot. If any of these side effects persist or get worse, inform your doctor immediately.
Do not take MEGEETRON 40MG TABLET if allergic to Megestrol or any contents. Before taking MEGEETRON 40MG TABLET, inform your doctor if you have severe liver problems, a history of thrombophlebitis (blood clots), stroke, adrenal gland disorder, and diabetes. MEGEETRON 40MG TABLET should be used with caution in elderly patients. MEGEETRON 40MG TABLET is not recommended for children, pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers. Do not consume alcohol, as it may increase the risk of side effects. MEGEETRON 40MG TABLET may not affect your ability to drive.
Breast cancer, Endometrial cancer
MEGEETRON 40MG TABLET contains ‘Megestrol’, which is used in the treatment of breast cancer and endometrial cancer. It acts by interfering with the production of hormones that cause the development of cancer. It helps to reduce the symptoms of cancer effectively. It can also be used to treat loss of appetite in patients with HIV/AIDS.
MEGEETRON 40MG TABLET increases the risk of blood clots, so it should be used cautiously in patients with a history of thrombophlebitis. Also, if you notice impaired coordination, difficulty speaking, pain in the groin, pain in the arm or leg (especially in the calf of the leg), shortness of breath, general weakness, headache, and dizziness, inform your doctor immediately as it may be a sign of blood clot. MEGEETRON 40MG TABLET is not recommended for use in pregnancy. Use a reliable contraceptive method to prevent pregnancy while using this medicine. You may also need to take a pregnancy test before using this medicine. MEGEETRON 40MG TABLET contains lactose, so inform your doctor if you have an intolerance to any sugars.
Drug-Drug Interactions: MEGEETRON 40MG TABLET may interact with a medicine used to treat heart rhythm disorders (dofetilide) and an anticoagulant (warfarin).
Drug-Food Interactions: No interactions found.
Drug-Disease Interactions: MEGEETRON 40MG TABLET should be used with caution in patients with severe liver problems, a history of thrombophlebitis (blood clots), stroke, adrenal gland disorder, and diabetes.
Alcohol consumption may increase the risk of side effects and worsen the disease. So, avoid alcohol consumption while using this medicine.
MEGEETRON 40MG TABLET should not be used in pregnant women as it may cause birth defects in the unborn baby. Women who are of childbearing potential should obtain a negative pregnancy test before using this medicine.
MEGEETRON 40MG TABLET is not recommended for use in breastfeeding as it may pass into breastmilk and harm your infant.
MEGEETRON 40MG TABLET may not affect your ability to drive.
MEGEETRON 40MG TABLET should be used with caution if you have liver disease. Your doctor may adjust the dose or prescribe a suitable alternative based on your condition.
MEGEETRON 40MG TABLET should be used with caution if you have kidney disease. Your doctor may adjust the dose or prescribe a suitable alternative based on your condition.
MEGEETRON 40MG TABLET is not recommended for use in children below 12 years of age.
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Breast cancer: It is a type of cancer that develops in breast cells. Breast cancer may form in lobules (glands that produce milk), ducts of the breast (the pathway that brings milk from glands to the nipple), fatty tissue, or the fibrous connective tissue within the breast. Symptoms include a lump in the breast or tissue thickening which feels different than the normal surrounding tissues, breast pain, redness, swelling, nipple discharge other than breast milk, bloody discharge, unexplained change in shape, size, or appearance of the breast, peeling, flaking or scaling of the skin, and a lump or swelling under the arm. The risk factors of breast cancer are increasing age, family history of breast cancer, and obesity.
Endometrial cancer: It is a type of cancer in which the endometrium (lining of the womb or uterus) is affected. It is usually seen in women above the age of 55 years. Symptoms include bleeding between periods, pelvic pain, and pain during sexual intercourse. Endometrial cancer risk factors are increasing age, obesity, never been pregnant, family history of cancer, and diabetes. This condition is not life-threatening when it is diagnosed and treated in the early stages.
MEGEETRON 40MG TABLET
Alkem Laboratories Limited, Devashish Building, Alkem House, Senapati Bapat Road, Lower Parel, Mumbai - 400 013.
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