Megestrol Acetate

Known as: 6-Methyl-delta-4,6-pregnadien-17 alpha-ol-3,20-dione Acetate, 17alpha-Hydroxy-6-methylpregna-4,6-diene-3,20-dione acetate, 17?-Hydroxy-6-methylpregna-4,6-diene-3,20-dione acetate 
The acetate salt form of megestrol, a synthetic derivative of the naturally occurring female sex hormone progesterone with potential anti-estrogenic… (More)
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2004
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2004
PURPOSE Studies suggest eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), an omega-3 fatty acid, augments weight, appetite, and survival in cancer… (More)
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2002
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2002
PURPOSE To determine whether dronabinol administered alone or with megestrol acetate was more, less, or equal in efficacy to… (More)
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2001
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2001
PURPOSE To compare two doses of letrozole (0.5 mg and 2.5 mg every day) and megestrol acetate (40 mg qid) as endocrine therapy in… (More)
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2000
Highly Cited
2000
PURPOSE This phase III, double-blind, randomized, multicenter study evaluated the efficacy, pharmacodynamics, and safety of the… (More)
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1999
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1999
PURPOSE Previous double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trials have demonstrated that both corticosteroids and… (More)
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1999
1999
BACKGROUND Adrenal suppression has been noted in patients who are receiving medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA). Megestrol acetate… (More)
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1999
Highly Cited
1999
SummaryThe use of megestrol acetate in the treatment of weight loss in gastrointestinal cancer patients has been disappointing… (More)
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Highly Cited
1998
Highly Cited
1998
PURPOSE To compare two doses of letrozole and megestrol acetate (MA) as second-line therapy in postmenopausal women with advanced… (More)
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1993
Highly Cited
1993
PURPOSE Randomized placebo-controlled clinical trials have now established that megestrol acetate causes appetite stimulation and… (More)
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1990
Highly Cited
1990
Preliminary information has suggested that megestrol acetate leads to appetite stimulation and nonfluid weight gain in patients… (More)
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