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Be Cautious Taking Megace To Treat Hormone Therapy Hot Flashes

When taking hormone therapy (ADT) each of us experiences different side effects and each of us experiences them differently.  Anyone experiencing hot flashes, probably the most commonly reported side effect of ADT during hormone therapy (ADT) knows how difficult, embarrassing and uncomfortable they can become as you go through your life. Some men, who find that the hot flashes are so burdensome, will go to their oncologist for assistance. One of the more commonly prescribed remedies is a drug called Megace (megestrol acetate). Historically, it was used as a hormone therapy itself at a dose of 120 mg daily in combination [...]

Nationwide Recall of Gabapentin for the Treatment of Hot Flashes Resulting from Hormone Therapy (ADT)

The drug Gabapentin is occasionally prescribed to help control hot flashes resulting from hormone deprivation therapy (ADT). Today, Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc. issued a voluntary nationwide recall of their Northstar Labeled Gabapentin Capsules, USP 300 mg 100 count bottle. The recall was issued on complaints about empty capsules in prescriptions received by patients. There is no indication that the drug is in any way contaminated or dangerous to anyone taking it as prescribed. The concern is that unknowingly taking empty capsules will mean that you will not be receiving the prescribed amount of medication. If you have any of the [...]

By | November 24th, 2014|ADT, Drug Recalls, Drugs & Treatments, FDA, Gabapentin, Hot Flashes|0 Comments

The Well Reviewed Guide to Advanced Prostate Cancer (A Survivor Perspective) Has Been Updated and is Now Available for a free Download

Somehow I have been negligent and not let people know that I have written and posted a major update of my “Guide to Advanced Prostate Cancer.” As in the past, it is available as a free download from the Malecare web site. Helping me to update the book was prostate cancer survivor Craig Pynn and my own caretaker, Wendy Lebowitz. Anyone reading the first edition will be surprised when you see how many changes and updates this edition has included. It now has a very extensive conversation about living in the world as a cancer survivor as well as more [...]

Hot Flash Treatments Used for Women Don’t Work in Men with Advanced Prostate Cancer on ADT

Those of us with advanced prostate cancer who have used hormone therapy (ADT) often find that we are plagued with hot flashes that are detrimental to our quality of life (QOL). I believe that hot flashes are the most common side effect complained about by men who are on ADT, in the scheme of seriousness they are low down, but in their effect on our QOL they are way up on the top of most of our lists. It's often been thought that treatments that can help women who have hot flashes because of their hormone therapy to treat their [...]

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