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What should I know about megestrol before I take it?

Megestrol is an artificial version of the natural female sex hormone progesterone. This drug can interact with antidiabetic medications and the drug indinavir (Crixivan), used to treat AIDS. If you are pregnant, megestrol can harm your unborn baby; if you are breastfeeding, megestrol can harm your child. Megestrol can also change or stop your monthly menstrual cycle. However, you can still become pregnant while taking megestrol, so it is important to use reliable birth control.

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