Qsymia

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/topiramate, sold under the brand name Qsymia, is a combination drug of phentermine and topiramate used to treat obesity.[1] It is used together with dietary changes and exercise.[2] If less than 3% weight loss is seen after 3 months it is recommended the medication be stopped.[2] The weight loss is modest.[3] Effects on heart related health problems or death is unclear.[2] Common side effects include t...

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Doctor who will prescribe Qsymia near Portland, OR

I am trying to find a doctor near Portland, OR that will prescribe Qsymia for me. I am severely overweight and struggle with CFS so energy is a major problem when trying to lose weight on my own. ## Hello, Christina! How are you? Unfortunately, there's no directory of doctors that I can refer to for you according to what they will or will not prescribe. The only thing you can really do is see a doctor, discuss your problem with them and ask them about trying it. Do you currently have a PCP that you see regularly? If so, they may prescribe it, or refer you to someone that can help. Qysimia is an extended release medication that's used to aid in weight loss. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, irritability and anorexia. ## Let me know if you found a Doc!

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Qsymia starting dosage

My Dr started me on the 7.5 mg dosage. Is this normal? ## No, the normal starting dose of Qysmia is the lowest, 3.75/23mg for 14 days, then stepping up to the 7.5/46mg dosage. Did you ask them why they prescribed this dosage? Ref: Medscape Qysmia Have you started taking it, yet? The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dry mouth, diarrhea, GERD, and dry eye.

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Qsymia side effects after break

I was on Qsymia for about 16 months with no side effects. I lost 40 pounds at that time. I took a break for about a year and recently in the last 3 months I gained 18 pounds back. I came back to Qsymia but I had terrible side effects. Headaches, ear noise, dizziness. I have been taking it for six weeks and I only have lost 2 pounds during the first two weeks. Right now, I am not losing or gaining any weight. I still feel a dizzy and a little ear fullness. What do you think has changed? Why Qsymia is not working any more and why do I have side effects that I did not have before? ## Time changes everything, including our reactions to medications, sometimes people even discover that they've suddenly developed an allergy to a medication that they had no problem taking for many years. Ho...

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No difference after first day & dose of Qsymia

Today was the first day (and first dose) of taking Qsymia. I feel no different and was still starving all day. Is this a bad sign? ## It could take a few days of use for it to start having its desired effect. The FDA lists typical side effects of Qysmia as possibly including constipation, insomnia, blurred vision, headache, dizziness, and fatigue. How are you doing, now? Has there been any change? Are you on any other medications? ## I'm still exhausted and still starving all the time. I began a new job last week and don't eat while at work but am starved by the time I come home. So, I'm pretty disappointed.

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Qsymia and Prozac

Hi all. I am about to start low dose Qsymia but also take Prozac, been on for years. Anyone on both medications and any side effects or concerns? ## Yes, there is a warning about combining them, according to the FDA, taking both has been known to cause Serotonin Syndrome, a potentially fatal condition. If you have been instructed to take them both, your doctor should be monitoring you frequently, and you should know to watch for any possible symptoms of it, such as confusion, twitching muscles, heavy sweating, diarrhea, muscle rigidity, high fever, and seizures. If you experience any of them, you must seek immediate medical attention. Are they both being prescribed by the same doctor?

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need a dr in the orlando FL area who will prescribe qsymia

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. ## Anyone find a doctor in or around Orlando area that prescribes Qsymia? ## I need the same as well. I just moved to Florida from NY and need a doctor as well that prescribes qysmia. My doctor in NY gave it to me and it works great for me. If you find a doctor can you let me know? I will do the same.

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Qsymia not working after brain tumor removal

I was on qsymia, it worked great. I lost 45lbs. I had a tumor that was noncancerous and started back taking it because I gained some weight from the steroids. However the qsymia stopped working. What else can I take or do to jump-start my weight loss? ## Hello, Tracy! How are you doing? Has there been any change? Are you on any other medications? While medical science has made great strides recently, and our knowledge of the workings of the human body is always growing, unfortunately, we don't, and maybe will never, know everything. That said, any type of brain surgery is iffy, when it comes to the possible effects it might have on someone, there's just no way to know the precise outcome with any real certainty. My sister had a benign tumor that was causing seizures, things went...

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Qsymia Questions

When does it stop working as well as an appetite suppressant and why does your weight loss slow down? ## Hello, Lauren! How are you? Our bodies eventually get used to any medication that we take regularly for a long period of time, which causes them to stop working as well for us. There's no precise time frame that can be given though, because it can vary from person to person. Regardless of the method used to lose weight, there is almost always a plateau that you hit, at some point. Your body also gets used to whatever you're doing to spur it, such as a medication, or exercise and weight loss can slow down, unless you change something to ramp it back up, such as changing your exercise routine, your diet, or the medication that you're taking. The FDA lists Qysmia's typic...

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Qsymia has quit working

I am going to a clinic who is prescribing me a combination of phentermine and topamax. Initially I went to them about 2 years ago and this combination allowed me to lose about 30 pounds like magic. The weight just fell off! I went on maintenance and maintained the weight well. I weaned myself off the medication and was increasing my exercise because I was concerned about gaining the weight back. Then I hurt my hip and had to set a lot, plus as a Realtor the market was as such that required me to do a lot of prospecting to get business so I was on the phone and computer a lot...so a lot of sitting. I ended up putting on 10 lbs before I knew it. I gained it so fast! So I went back to my Diet Clinic and the Phentermine and Topamax isn't working now??? What do you think has changed? Do ...

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Doctor to prescribe Qsymia in the Dunn NC area

Need a DR in the Dunn, North Carolina area to prescribe QSYMIA. BCBS insured, meet all BMI requirements. My family physician will not prescribe diet meds. ## The only thing you can really do is set up an appointment with a new doctor and see if they will prescribe it for you. Usually if you call them and ask over the phone, they are reticent to say whether they will, or will not prescribe anything, because they are afraid they might be dealing with a drug seeker. I know that's not what you're doing, I am just letting you know about the reaction you might get, if you ask for a specific medication, and aren't a current patient. You can, however, ask if they accept your insurance. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, loss of appetite, ...

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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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