MCQ Pharmacology Answer 63

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The correct answer is B.

One of the most common side effects of any antineoplastic therapy is weight loss secondary to decreased appetite and/or nausea and vomiting. Furthermore, weight loss due to decreased food intake tends to occur more frequently in elderly patients receiving antineoplastic therapy. One medication that has consistently helped to increase appetite in such patients is megestrol acetate. This agent is a progestational hormone with antineoplastic properties used in the treatment of advanced carcinoma of the breast and endometrium. Megestrol, when given in relatively high doses, can substantially increase the appetite in most individuals, even those with advanced cancer

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