Message Number: YG4614 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Russell Prater
Date: 2001-06-16 15:14:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] MEGACE

M D wrote:
> I had recently gotten some information about Megace in connection with an
> adrenal gland problem with our ferret. Our ferret has had the left gland
> removed, but is again displaying signs of adrenal disease. The research I've
> done relating to ferrets has only had information on appetite stimulation,
> nothing about Adrenal gland disease. On the internet in general there is
> practically nothing ferret-related at all. Is Megace safe?
> Should it be used on ferrets, and how much? Where can it be obtained? Are
> there any side effects? We really don't want to put her through surgery
> again, and we are looking for any possible alternatives - Thank You for
> whatever help you can give.

Megace is megasterol acetate, a synthetic progesteron that is used to
stimulate appetite in HIV patients. I can't see giving it to a ferret.
If you want drug alternatives to adrenal surgery, go to and read up on what Dr. Weiss has to say.

Russ, Booger, Bonnie & Clyde

URA Redneck if your wife ever burned out an electric razor.