Treating malnutrition with megestrol acetate: literature review and review of our experience.

Abstract

Megestrol acetate is a semi-synthetic progestational steroid that was originally used as a therapeutic modality for metastatic breast and endometrial cancers. What was originally considered to be it's most frequent side effect, an increase in appetite and in body weight, has gradually become an established treatment of malnutrition in patients with the… (More)

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