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Megestrol ES Side Effects

It can be difficult to predict whether you will develop side effects while taking megestrol ES. However, clinical trials have shown that diarrhea, gas, and weakness are some of the most commonly reported problems. It is important to know which reactions are potentially serious, such as changes in vision or frequent urination. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you develop these or other serious problems.

An Introduction to Side Effects of Megestrol ES

As with any medicine, megestrol ES (Megace® ES) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with megestrol ES. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Serious Megestrol ES Side Effects

Some megestrol ES side effects are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
  • Signs of a blood clot, such as:
    • Changes in vision or speech
    • Pain, redness, swelling, or weakness in one or both arms or legs
    • A sudden, severe headache
    • Shortness of breath
    • Sudden chest pain
    • Coughing up blood
  • Signs of high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) levels, such as:
    • Increased thirst
    • Frequent urination
    • Blurred vision
  • Weight gain in the midsection or upper back
  • Rounding of the face
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Extreme tiredness
  • High or low blood pressure
  • Easily bruising
  • Persistent nausea or vomiting
  • An irregular, fast, or forcefully beating heart
  • Swelling of the body, especially the arms, hands, legs, ankles, or feet
  • Tingling, burning, pricking, or numbness of the skin
  • Changes in mood, such as depression
  • Seizure
  • Signs of infection, such as:
    • Fever
    • Aches and pains
    • Painful urination
    • Cough
    • Sore throat
  • Signs or symptoms of an allergic reaction, such as:
    • A rash or hives
    • Itching
    • Unusual swelling, especially of the mouth or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing.

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