What are the side effects of megestrol?

Megestrol can cause a number of side effects. Because megestrol is an artificial version of the female sex hormone progesterone, it can cause impotence in men. In women, it can cause decreased sexual desire and vaginal bleeding. For both men and women, megestrol may cause trouble sleeping, gas or a rash. It can also make you feel hungry and thirsty.

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