ENDACE 160MG contain megestrol which belongs to a group of medicine called progestogens. It is used to treat certain types of cancer known as hormone-dependent cancer (including breast cancer). Cancer is a disease in which abnormal cell divide uncontrollably and destroy body tissue. Hormone-dependent cancer is a type of cancer that is dependents on a hormone for growth and/or survival which include breast cancer, which is dependent on estrogens like estradiol.
Hormones are substances produced naturally in the body and they act as chemical messengers and help control the activity of cells and organs. Hormone therapies interfere with the way hormones are made or formed in the body. Many types of cancer depend on hormones to grow. ENDACE 160MG may stop the cancer growing by changing this hormone balance in the body and slows down the growth of cancer. It can also act directly on cancer cell so that they cannot grow.
The most common side effects are increase in appetite, weight gain, hot flushes, high blood pressure, constipation, increased blood sugar levels. Before taking this medicine tell your doctor if you have ever had kidney disease, heart disease, liver problems. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking this medicine.