Megestrol for dogs is a progestin (progesterone) hormone used in female dogs to delay estrus (heat) and to reduce the signs of false pregnancy.
In males, this medicine has been used to treat benign prostatic hypertrophy in dogs.
Disposal of Unused Prescription Medications
- Return unwanted or unused medications to Revival Animal Health in person, or visit www.disposemymeds.org to find a pharmacy near you.
- A secondary method of drug disposal is to remove the unwanted medication from any wrappers or containers and place it in a plastic bag with moist coffee grounds or cat litter. This can be disposed of in the regular garbage collection.
- Please do NOT dispose of unwanted meds down the drain or toilet, as this may eventually find its way into the human water supply.
Learn more about disposal of unused prescription medications here
Disposal of Medical Sharps
- When you're finished with the syringe and needle, do not try to recap, remove, bend or break the needle. This is where most injuries occur.
- Dispose the syringe and needle immediately in a nearby sharps container. All sharps must be deposited in a puncture-proof container. Make sure your storage location is child and animal proof.
- As with all product handling, make sure you wash your hands after handling medical sharps.
Disposal of Sharps Container
- When your sharps container is half-full, sift dry Portland Cement throughout the sharps. Fill the container with water, and rotate until the cement is mixed and the sharps have been distributed throughout the cement mixture. Let cement dry for 24 hours.
- Seal the lid of the container tightly and use duct tape to seal. Label the container "Livestock Sharps" to properly identify the contents.
- Dispose of the containers in accordance with your state's regulations.
Our pharmacy hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. − 4:30 p.m. CST.
Side Effects: Common side effects include increased appetite, weight gain, tiredness or lack of energy, mild changes in behavior and changes in hair color.
Contact your veterinarian immediately if you see any of the following signs, mammary gland (breast) enlargement or tumors, uterine or vaginal discharge, and diabetes mellitus (increased thirst and need to urinate).
Precautions:Do not use in dogs that are allergic to Megetsrol, are pregnant, have uterine disease, uterine bleeding, diabetes mellitus or mammary cancer and patients with blood clots.
Use with caution in dogs prior to their first heat cycle and dogs with abnormal cycles when used for anestrus (not going into heat) therapy.
Human Precautions: Pregnant women should use caution when handling this medication.
Warning: Overdoses can be very dangerous. Keep out of reach of children and animals.
Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian. If you have difficulty giving the medication, contact your veterinarian.
If you miss a dose, give it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to the regular schedule. Do not give two doses at once.
This medication should only be given to the pet for whom it was prescribed.
Active Ingredient: Megestrol Acetate
Storage: Store tablets between 59°F to 86°F and protected from light.