What is megestrol?

Megestrol is an artificial version of the natural female sex hormone progesterone. It is used to treat symptoms of advanced breast cancer and endometrial cancer and may also slow cancer growth or kill cancer cells. Megestrol is also used to treat weight loss and loss of appetite in people with AIDS, cancer and other serious conditions. This drug is sold under the brand name Megace.

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