Megestrol is a medication used to treat advanced breast cancer and endometrial (lining of the womb) cancer.
It may also be used to improve appetite in certain patients facing significant weight loss.
Megestrol is usually well tolerated and serious side effects are rare.
Inform your doctor if any of the following occurs:
It is a tablet taken by mouth, with or without food. Take exactly as instructed by your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Megestrol, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is too near to your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your usual dosing time. Do not double dose.
If you overdose on this medication, inform your doctor immediately.