What is Qsymia?

The combination of the drugs phentermine and topiramate extended-release (ER) (trade name Qsymia) is a medication used for weight loss. In clinical trials, phentermine/topiramate ER was associated with modest but statistically significant weight loss when compared with placebo.

Phentermine/topiramate ER was developed by Vivus, Inc., a California pharmaceutical company. Topiramate is an anticonvulsant that has weight loss side effects. The exact mechanism of action for both drugs is unknown.

In 2012 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved phentermine/topiramate ER as an adjunct to a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity for chronic weight management in adults with an initial body mass index (BMI) of at least 30 kg/m², or at least 27 kg/m² (overweight) in the presence of at least one weight-related comorbidity such as hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus, or dyslipidemia. Phentermine/topiramate ER is available in certified retail pharmacies nationwide and also available through a certified mail-order pharmacy network. Approval was denied by European regulatory authorities, who cited potential risk to the heart and blood vessels, psychiatric side effects, and cognitive side effects in explaining their decision.

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my doctor prescribe amitriptyline ccl 50 mg but I forgot to tell him I just stopped taking qsymia . can I still take this new drug?...

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You can take them together!

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Just had an EKG and the reading said moderate left-precordial repolarization disturbance , but the doctor didn t address that, he focused on long...

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thanks for writing us..
Qsymia is the combination of phentermine+ Topiramate, recently approved for morbid obese patients.

As far as...

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Hi, I am a 21 year old female, height of 5'2 & weighing around 260 pounds. I have struggled with weight loss. I have done good dieting, I exercise...

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Dear sir

I dont think taking qsymia will lead to diabetes, as there is no associated side effects related to that drug.

You can continue doing...

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