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Megestrol acetate

Contributor(s): Rosanna Marsella

Introduction

Name

  • Megestrol acetate.

Class of drug

  • Oral progestagen.

Uses

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Indications

Administration

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Precautions

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Church D B, Watson A D, Emslie D R, Middleton D J, Tan K & Wong D (1994)Effects of proligestone and megestrol on plasma adrenocorticotrophic hormone, insulin and insulin-like growth factor-1 concentrations in cats.Res Vet Sci56(2), 175-178.
  • Cooper L & Hart B L (1992)Comparison of diazepam with progestin for effectiveness in suppression of urine spraying behavior in cats.JAVMA200(6), 797-801.
  • Concannon P W & Meyers-Wallen V N (1991)Current and proposed methods for contraception and termination of pregnancy in dogs and cats.JAVMA198(7), 1214-1225.
  • Watson A D, Church D B, Emslie D R & Middleton D J (1989)Comparative effects of proligestone and megestrol acetate on basal plasma glucose concentrations and cortisol responses to exogenous adrenocorticotrophic hormone in cats.Res Vet Sci47(3), 374-376.
  • Romatowski J (1989)Use of megestrol acetate in cats.JAVMA194(5), 700-702.
  • Hayden D W, Barnes D M & Johnson K H (1989)Morphologic changes in the mammary gland of megestrol acetate-treated and untreated cats - a retrospective study.Vet Pathol26(2), 104-113.

Other sources of information

  • Based onSmall Animal Formulary.Tennant, Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA. ISBN: 0 9052 1452 8.

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