Active Ingredient(s): Phentermine + Topiramate
FDA Approved: * July 17, 2012
Pharm Company: * VIVUS
Category: Diet / Weight Loss

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".

Qsymia Overview

Phentermine and topiramate, sold under the trade name Qsymia, is a combination medication used for weight loss. Phentermine and topiramate is associated with modest weight loss when compared with placebo.[1] This weight loss was associated with improvements in weight-related comorbidities such as improved blood sugar, decreased blood pressure, and improved cholesterol.[1] Phentermine and topiramate was developed by Vivus, a California pharmaceutical company.[2] Phentermine is a sympathomimeti...

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Help finding a doctor in the Philadelphia area that prescribes qsymia
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Looking for a doctor in the Philadelphia area. I have had little success on my own and really want to find someone local.
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Qsymia anxiety
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My wife was on phentermine, and then qsymia. She came off qsymia and is now full of anxiety and anger. Please help.
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need a dr in the orlando FL area who will prescribe qsymia
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Does anyone know of a Dr in the Orlando FL are who will prescribe the diet pill qsymia? Please send me a name, I'm having difficulty finding someone b ## do you know of any doctor in the orlando florida area that prescribes qsymia.
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Help paying for it
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I sm afrsid to take my prescription of qsymia after reading reviews ## Hello, Christina! How are you? What exactly did you read that makes you afraid to take it? Perhaps that can be addressed for you. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, mood swings and anorexia. Can anyone that's taken it chime in with their experiences?
Updated 7 months ago.
Drinking Alcohol
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I am currently on my first week of Qsymia. I need someone's honest opinion and I will ask my doctor too once I see her again. I am not a big drinker at all but when I go on vacation I do get a couple of drinks here and then or maybe once a day. It's my vacation and I want to enjoy it. Am I going to die if I have a drink or 2 or would you recommend stopping the medication for the week and half I am on vacation? ## Hi Steph, According to umm.edu's drug interaction tool, drinking alcohol while taking Qysmia is not recommended as it may increase or decrease blood levels of topiramate (one of the active ingredients in Qysmia) potentially resulting in more side effects and/or a less effective dose. They also goes on to note that the combination of alcohol and topiramate may cause ...
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been on 3 weeks and having anxiety
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Been on 3 weeks only lost 4lbs but feel like I am losing my mind. Racing heart, anxious, constipated, awful taste in my mouth and horrible insomnia. I want to stick it out but I am scared this will cause long term side effects or really mess me up. My endo only wants me to take it for 3 months but don't know If I should stick it out. Will these side effects go away? Any thoughts? Help? Can this med cause u to have a heart attack? ## Hello, Brenda! How are you? Actually, under the FDA warnings, you should see your doctor immediately, if you experience the pounding or racing heart beats as it may not be a safe medication for you to take. The constipation, insomnia, taste changes and dizziness can be normal side effects. Are you on any other medications?
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Qsymia Worked for me
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I have done very well on the medication. I have had to increase the dosage to the full amount as had been advised by the manufacturer and the FDA and after almost a full year it seems to have stopped working, which happens with most medications like this (and pain meds too). My doctor has suggested weekly "drug" holidays (i.e. I don't take it on the weekends) to stimulate it's efficacy when I resume the next weekday. Also, on those weekdays when I simply forget to take it at the early time of day, I just don't take it at all. However, as I reach the full year period in June, I am looking at loosing the monthly $75 discount. So I wrote the manuf. Vivus and asked if they would extend the discount so that I can safely taper down to get off the medication as is the recom...
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weight loss medicines for women
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Hi this is Indu 30 yrs old my weight is 85 kg how to reduce. ## Hii can I loss my weight with ebexid ## I believe you are describing the European equivalent of America's " Qsymia" brand medication ? And the manufacturer is Vivus ? It comes in 4 dosages 3.5, 7., 11. and 15 phentermine w/higher dosages of topomax included as the other ingredient , correct ? If so, what is your question, perhaps I may be of some help as I've been using it , myself.
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Qsymia for weight loss cost
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I read that the makers of Qsymia have an exclusive deal with SAMs Club to provide it at a lower cost for SAMs Plus members. It is supposed to be lower than the discount currently offered through the company. I was wondering did anyone know the cost? ## Hi Masey, I did some investigating on this and found that the wholesale price which pharmacies are paying for Qsymia is around $120-$135 depending on the dosage. With the use of an RX Savings Card, people reportedly pay anywhere from $194-$264. As far as Sam's Club is concerned, I would encourage you to contact them directly in order to receive an accurate answer regarding the cost of Qsymia. However, I would probably anticipate the price range to be somewhere in the ballpark of what it might cost with the use of a savings card. If yo...
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qsymia causing prolong period
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Has anyone experienced heavier or prolonged periods? Im 47 not sure if hornonal or if its a side effect. So far Ive had great success with 22lb loss in 5 weeks. Dont want to stop. ## Hello, LadybugJ! How are you? It has been known to cause painful periods, but not prolonged or heavier, from what I'm finding. It could be hormonal, due to your age. Have you had this checked out by your doctor? Other side effects may include palpitations, anorexia, headache and dizziness. ## I'm way late to the party here but I'm finding this. I'm 35. I was on for a month and basically had my period 3 times. Did you ever find anything out? ## Late to the party but I'm 35 with the same issue. Did it stop? Could you do anything to prevent / help it? Thanks.
Updated 9 months ago.

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Phentermine + Topiramate
  • Capsule, Extended Release: 11.25mg + 69mg, 11.25mg/69mg, 15mg + 92mg, 15mg/92mg, 3.75mg + 23mg, 3.75mg/23mg, 7.5mg + 46mg, 7.5mg/46mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Qsymia: (4 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 62541-201 Qsymia 3.75/23 24 Hr Extended Release Capsule by Vivus, Inc.
  • 62541-202 Qsymia 7.5/46 24 Hr Extended Release Capsule by Vivus, Inc.
  • 62541-203 Qsymia 11.25/69 24 Hr Extended Release Capsule by Vivus, Inc.
  • 62541-204 Qsymia 15/92 24 Hr Extended Release Capsule by Vivus, Inc.

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