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Benzace 40mg Tablet contains the active substance Megestrol. It belongs to a category of medications called progestogens and is used to treat certain hormone-dependent cancers, such as breast cancer. It is a synthetic form of the naturally occurring progesterone hormone. It is also indicated to treat unexplained weight loss, weakness and loss of appetite in patients with weak immune system and cancer.


Progestogen therapy is useful for patients whose disease has progressed with conventional anti-estrogen therapy. Your physician will assess the estrogen status (ER) to ensure that your breast cancer is due to the expression of the estrogen receptor.


Uses of Benzace 40mg Tablet:

Benzace 40mg Tablet is used to treat the following conditions:

  • Hormone-dependent cancer (endometrial cancer, breast cancer)
  • Unexplained weight loss, weakness and loss of appetite in patients with weak immune system and cancer.


How Benzace 40mg Tablet works:

Benzace 40mg Tablet exhibits anticancer properties by interacting with steroidal receptors. It suppresses steroid production by the adrenal glands and androgen secretion by the ovaries in postmenopausal women. It also prevents the breakdown of cytokines and stimulates appetite in chronic disease-induced anorexia and cachexia.


Interaction with other drugs:

Inform your doctor about any medications you are taking or have taken before the treatment.


More Information:

Store at a temperature below 25°C, protected from light and moisture. Keep medicine out of reach of children.



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