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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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phentermine/topiramate

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Q aka Qsymia Reboot
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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...
Updated 3 minutes ago.
Qsymia Questions
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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...
Updated 3 months ago.
prescribing doctor qsymia Tacoma WA
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Is there a doctor close to me who can prescribe Qsymia and monitor my weight loss? ## Is there a doctor near Murfreesboro TN who can prescribes Qsymia
Updated 3 months ago.
free trial offer refused at Kroger pharmacy
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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...
Updated 4 months ago.
Qsymia not working after brain tumor removal
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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?
Updated 5 months ago.
qsymia not working
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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?
Updated 6 months ago.
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. ## 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?
Updated 8 months ago.
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.
Updated 10 months ago.
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 1 year 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 ...
Updated 1 year 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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