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Megestrol acetate

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MedDRA Preferred Term Side effect Data for drug Placebo Labels
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Adrenal insufficiency Adrenal insufficiency x
Alopecia Alopecia x x x
Asthenia Asthenia x x x
Neoplasm malignant Neoplasm malignant x
Carpal tunnel syndrome Carpal tunnel syndrome x x x
Infection Infection x
Constipation Constipation x x
Cushing's syndrome Cushing's syndrome x x
Diabetes mellitus Diabetes mellitus x x
Diarrhoea Diarrhoea x x
Dizziness Dizziness x
Dyspnoea Dyspnoea x x x
Oedema Oedema x x x
Dermatitis Rash x x x
Rash Rash x x x
Flatulence Flatulence x x
Gynaecomastia Gynaecomastia x
Cardiac failure Cardiac failure x x x
Hypercalcaemia Hypercalcaemia x x x
Hyperglycaemia Hyperglycaemia x x x
Hypertension Hypertension x x x
Hypotension Hypotension x
Lethargy Lethargy x x x
Metrorrhagia Metrorrhagia x
Nausea Nausea x x x
Pain Pain x x
Pulmonary embolism Pulmonary embolism x x x
Stress Stress x
Hyperhidrosis Sweating x x
Thrombophlebitis Thrombophlebitis x x x
Pollakiuria Pollakiuria x x
Urticaria Urticaria x
Uterine haemorrhage Uterine haemorrhage x x
Vomiting Vomiting x x x
Weight increased Weight increased x x x
Mood swings Mood swings x x x
Affect lability Mood swings x x x
Glucose tolerance decreased Glucose tolerance decreased x
Malaise Malaise x x
Discomfort Malaise x x
Feeling abnormal Malaise x x
Ill-defined disorder Malaise x x
Increased appetite Increased appetite x x x
Erectile dysfunction Erectile dysfunction x x
Fluid retention Fluid retention x
Glucose tolerance impaired Glucose tolerance impaired x x x
Secondary adrenocortical insufficiency Secondary adrenocortical insufficiency x
Cushingoid Cushingoid x x
Endometrial cancer Endometrial cancer x
Menopausal symptoms Hot flush x x x
Hot flush Hot flush x x x
Tumour flare Tumour flare x x x


Information about indications was extracted from the indications and usage sections of the labels.

megestrol acetate tablets / Megace

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Side effects:35
Source:Health Canada

Megestrol acetate tablets / Megace, Tablet

Side effects:40

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