megestrol acetate

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Noun1.megestrol acetate - a synthetic progestational compound used to treat endometrial carcinoma
progestin, progestogen - any of a group of steroid hormones that have the effect of progesterone
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According to the company, Megace ES (megestrol acetate) is a concentrated suspension indicated for the treatment of anorexia (loss of appetite), cachexia (severe malnutrition), or an unexplained, significant weight loss in people with a diagnosis of AIDS.
In March 2013, Par Pharmaceutical entered into a $45 million settlement regarding its off label promotion of Megace ES and pled guilty to one misdemeanor count under the FDCA.
A new oral formulation of megestrol acetate has recently become commercially available, known as Megace ES.
Megace ES (megestrol acetate) oral suspension is indicated for anorexia (loss of appetite), cachexia (severe malnutrition), and/or an unexplained, significant weight loss in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).