Megace is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) megestrol. On this page you will find out more about Megace, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: megestrol
Over 65 years of age?
If you are over 65 years of age, there may be specific risks and recommendations for use of this medicine. Please discuss your individual circumstances with your pharmacist, doctor or health professional. For more information read our page on medication safety for older people.
Information for medicine and pack size:
Megace 160 mg uncoated tablet, 30
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.
What this medicine is for
Palliative treatment of recurrent inoperable or metastatic carcinoma of the breast (see DOSAGE). It should not be used in lieu of currently accepted procedures such as surgery, radiation or chemotherapy.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||White, oval bicovex tablet 17mm x 8 mm embossed 160 on 1 side, scored other side|
|Dosage Form||Tablet, uncoated|
|Route of administration||Oral|
30 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 30 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||No information available|
|Life time||3 Years|
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
Check if you can use your medicine whilst playing sport. Search the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) database that provides information about the prohibited status of specific medications and/or the active ingredient based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.
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