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Megestrol Acetate (Generic) Tablets for Dogs

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Description

Megestrol is an oral prescription tablet used in female dogs to help alleviate false pregnancies and help regulate female heat cycles. Megestrol is a synthetic chemical similar to the female hormone progesterone. It comes in a tablet form, so you can easily hide it in a pill pocket or crush and disguise it in your dog's favorite wet food. Customers may receive this drug under the names Ovaban, Megace.

Uses

The drug is used in female dogs for the alleviation of false pregnancy and for the postponement of estrus.

Possible Side Effects

Weight gain is a frequent side effect of megestrol and is often due to increased appetite and is not necessarily associated with fluid retention. Other possible side effects may also occur including heart failure, nausea and vomiting, edema, breakthrough menstrual bleeding, dyspnea, tumor flare (with or without hypercalcemia), hyperglycemia, glucose intolerance, alopecia, hypertension, carpal tunnel syndrome, mood changes, hot flashes, malaise, asthenia, lethargy, sweating and rash.

Drug & Food Interactions

Dogs with a history of hypersensitivity to megestrol acetate or any component of the formulation should get approval by their veterinarian before taking this medication.

Precautions

Megestrol should not be given to dogs prior to or during their first estrus cycle, or to pregnant dogs. Megestrol is for use in dogs only. Do not give to cats. Allow pet to drink plenty of water while taking Megestrol.

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  1. Prescribing Information

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  • Item Number
    146775
  • Generic Name
    Magestral Acetate
  • Common Brand Name(s)
    Ovaban, Megace
  • For Use With
    Dogs
  • Administration Form
    Oral
  • Product Form
    Tablet
  • Health Condition
    Estrus Postponement
  • Drug Type
    Hormone
Ingredients
Ingredients

Magestral Acetate.

Instructions
Recommended Dosage

Give this megestrol exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand the directions, ask your pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Megestrol tablets may be given whole or crushed and mixed in food.

Storage Instructions

Store at or below 77°F.

FAQ

What is Megestrol Acetate Tablets?

Megestrol is a synthetic chemical similar to the female hormone progesterone and is used to postpone estrus (female's heat cycle) and help end a false pregnancy. Megestrol requires a prescription from your veterinarian, and is sold per tablet.

What are the benefits of Megestrol Acetate Tablets?

  • Easy to administer .
  • FDA approved for dogs .

How is this medication given?

Give this megestrol exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand the directions, ask your pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Allow pet to drink plenty of water. Megestrol tablets may be given whole or crushed and mixed in food. Store megestrol at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.

How does this medication work?

Megestrol is a female hormone that through its actions regulates the female heat cycle and can be used to alleviate false pregnancy.

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