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Actinex Synthesis Reference

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Actinex Molecular Weight

342.472 g/mol

Actinex Melting Point


Actinex H2O Solubility

2 µg/mL (at 37°C for the acetate salt)

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Actinex Dosage Forms

Oral suspension containing 125 mg of megestrol acetate per mL; Tablet

Actinex Indication

For the treatment of anorexia, cachexia, or an unexplained, significant weight loss in patients with a diagnosis of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Also used to treat breast cancer, endometrial cancer, and prostate cancer in Canada and some other countries.

Actinex Pharmacology

Megestrol is a synthetic progestin and has the same physiologic effects as natural progesterone. The precise mechanism of megestrol’s antianorexic and anticachetic effects is unknown. Initially developed as a contraceptive, it was first evaluated in breast cancer treatment in 1967.

Actinex Absorption

Variable, but well absorbed orally.

Actinex side effects and Toxicity

No serious unexpected side effects have resulted from studies involving megestrol acetate oral suspension administered in dosages as high as 1200 mg/day.

Actinex Patient Information

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Actinex Organisms Affected

Humans and other mammals