Megace ES is an effective treatment for your AIDS patients experiencing anorexia, cachexia, or an unexplained, significant weight loss.1 Help your patients gain weight and enhance their sense of well-being.1
Weight Gain Evaluated in the Pilot Study18
The weight gain associated with Megace ES and Megace®* was evaluated in patients with HIV-associated unintended weight loss.
• This trial was conducted as a pilot study using a concentrated suspension of 575 mg/5mL megestrol acetate. Megace ES is available as megestrol acetate 125 mg per mL oral suspension. The initial recommended dose of Megace ES is 625 mg/5 mL
• Randomized, open-label, multicenter pilot study that enrolled 63 AIDS patients. Patients received either Megace ES (575 mg/5 mL) or Megace (800 mg/20 mL) once daily in the morning for 12 weeks
• Those patients receiving megestrol acetate oral suspension 800 mg/20 mL gained an average of 6% of their baseline weight over 12 weeks (7.7lbs)18
• Safety was similar for each arm of the trial
*Megestrol acetate oral suspension.