Side effects of megestrol may include:
- Weight gain.
- Fluid collection in the feet and ankles (edema).
- Vaginal bleeding.
Megestrol may raise your risk for dangerous Reference blood clots (deep vein thrombosis) Opens New Window. This risk is even higher if you are a woman who smokes or if you have had blood clots in the past.
See Drug Reference for a full list of side effects. (Drug Reference is not available in all systems.)
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: August 11, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Douglas A. Stewart, MD - Medical Oncology