Palliative treatment of cancer anorexia with oral suspension of megestrol acetate.

@article{Tomka2003PalliativeTO,
  title={Palliative treatment of cancer anorexia with oral suspension of megestrol acetate.},
  author={Miroslav Tom{\'i}{\vs}ka and Marcela Tomiskova and Franti{\vs}ek Salajka and Zdeněk Adam and Jir{\'i} Vorl{\'i}cek},
  journal={Neoplasma},
  year={2003},
  volume={50 3},
  pages={227-33}
}
Megestrol acetate (MA) is a progestational agent, currently known as one of the most effective appetite stimulants in patients suffering from cancer anorexia/cachexia syndrome. Oral suspension of this drug may be particularly useful in patients with far advanced disease, where taking larger amount of pills may lead to the decrease of patient compliance. The influence of oral MA suspension on quality of life and nutritional status was evaluated in 22 patients with far advanced cancer suffering… CONTINUE READING

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