About Megestrol Acetate
Megestrol acetate (MA) (brand names: Ovaban®, Megace®) is a synthetic (man-made) progestin.
Some of the most common uses of Megestrol Acetate are:
- To postpone estrus (heat cycle).
- To relieve the effects of a false pregnancy.
- To treat benign prostatic hypertrophy in male dogs
- To treat skin and behavior conditions in cats.
This medication is comes in tablet or liquid form. It may be given with or without food. If vomiting occurs after giving on an empty stomach, give future doses with a meal or a treat.
Pregnant women administering this medication to pets should use caution, wear gloves while handling it, and wash hands thoroughly after administration.
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