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Laura Ann

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I posted this on "Ask The Experts", but would like to know of others experiences with Megestrol.


Could you please tell me the usual dosage of Megestrol when prescribed as an appetite stimulent. The patient is female 65 years of age, stage 4 NSCLC. Height is 5'4, weight 114. Is there certain criteria regarding the patient that would be considered in determing the dosage?



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Hello Laura

My Dad was also prescribed Megace to increase his appetite. The initial dose was one teaspoon twice a day. The doctor told us that if that dose was ineffective that we could increase it to as much as four teaspoons twice a day. My Dad is a very small framed man. He is about 5'7" and 130 pounds. Hope this helps you a bit.

In my thoughts and prayers~~~


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