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Megestrol ES Dosage

Megestrol ES comes in the form of a liquid. The standard dosage of megestrol ES is one teaspoonful (5 mL) of the liquid taken once a day. To ensure you are receiving the right amount, use an appropriate measuring device, rather than a standard household spoon. Try to take your doses at the same time each day.

An Introduction to Your Dosage of Megestrol ES

There is one standard recommended dosage of megestrol ES (Megace® ES). As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.

Recommended Megestrol ES Dosing Guidelines

The usual recommended megestrol ES dosage for improving appetite is 625 mg per day, which is equal to 5 mL or 1 teaspoonful a day. It is important to note that the dosing for megestrol ES is different than the dosing for regular megestrol (see Megestrol Dosage). Therefore, make sure you know which particular megestrol product you are taking. Regular megestrol comes in a 40 mg per mL liquid, while megestrol ES comes in a 125 mg per mL liquid.

General Information on Taking Megestrol ES

Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with megestrol ES include the following:
  • This medication comes in the form of a liquid. It is normally taken by mouth once a day.
  • Megestrol ES can be taken with or without food. Try taking it with food if it seems to bother your stomach.
  • Shake the container well before using to make sure the medicine is thoroughly mixed.
  • Try to take your dose at about the same time every day to keep an even level of the drug in your bloodstream.
  • Do not use a standard household spoon to measure your dose. Instead, use an accurately marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, or medicine cup. Your pharmacist can give you an appropriate measuring device if you need one.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or megestrol ES dosing in general, please talk with your healthcare provider or pharmacist.

Megestrol ES Medication Information

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