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 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.&am...

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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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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?

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Q aka Qsymia Reboot

Is there a way, after an extended use of Qsymia to somehow reboot its effects? It worked real well for me in the beginning and I've seen where some have said they skip a dose and also where advise was given that our bodies get used to the meds. So i was wonder if maybe taking a week or two off from using could somehow assist in helping? ## Yes, sometimes it does help to take some time off. How long have you been taking it? The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, and mood changes. How much weight have you lost, so far? You can read more about this medication here: ## Thank you for the reply. I’ve been on it for a few years as it’s more for maintenance now. Lost over 150 lbs and need to lose another 40-45. The si...

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free trial offer refused at Kroger pharmacy

registered on the internet, printed paperwork, took rx from my dr and left it at Kroger pharmacy. They ordered the med. I went to pick it up and they asked for my insurance, told me I would have to do copay which will not be possible as I have a huge deductible not met yet, so I didn't get my free trial offer. ## Hello, Reeda! How are you? I'm very sorry about what happened. Did your doctor write the prescription for just the 14 day trial offer? If not, then that may explain the problem. If he wrote it for a one month supply, they'd give you the 14 days free and then want your insurance and co-pay for the rest of the month. You could also ask them for your prescription back and try a different pharmacy. Qsymia is approved by the FDA to aid in weight loss. Its typical side ef...

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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?

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qsymia not working

I've been on Qsymia high dosage for over a year, exercise and watch my diet carefully. I haven't lost weight in fact I've gained 10 pounds. I'm a thyroid cancer survivor taking Synthroid daily and my thyroid blood tests are fine. This is frustrating. I too skip the dosage on weekends. I've been on qsymia for three years now. Maybe I should switch to another brand. ## Weight gain can be a side effect of Synthroid and it isn't likely to change, while you are taking it. The FDA lists its other typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, and hair loss. Which medication do you skip on the weekends and why do you skip it?

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Qsymia anxiety

My wife was on phentermine, and then qsymia. She came off qsymia and is now full of anxiety and anger. Please help. ## Withdrawal effects can be normal, if someone abruptly stops a medication, she may also experience nausea, diarrhea and headache. Why did she stop taking it? These symptoms should go away after a few weeks, once her body gets used to no longer having the medication added. Is she on any other medications?

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Help paying for it

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?

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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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