What is Phentermine / Topiramate (Qsymia)?
Phentermine and Topiramate is an FDA approved, prescription weight loss medication available in the United States and some other countries under the trade name Qsymia and also the individual components of Phentermine and Topiramate also available.
What is Phentermine / Topiramate (Qsymia) approved for?
Adults to lose weight
How does Phentermine / Topiramate (Qsymia) work for weight loss?
It is a combination medication:phentermine, which lessens your appetite, and topiramate is supposed to help with cravings. May make you less hungry or feel full sooner.
What are the common side effects of Phentermine / Topiramate (Qsymia)?
- dry mouth
- taste changes, especially with carbonated beverages
- tingling of your hands and feet
- trouble sleeping
What precautions are advised while taking Phentermine / Topiramate (Qsymia)?
Don’t use if you have glaucoma or hyperthyroidism. Tell your doctor if you have had a heart attack or stroke, abnormal heart rhythm, kidney disease, or mood problems.
What precautions should women of child bearing age take while taking this medication?
MAY LEAD TO BIRTH DEFECTS. DO NOT TAKE QSYMIA IF YOU ARE PREGNANT OR PLANNING A PREGNANCY.
Can I breast feed while on Phentermine / Topiramate (Qsymia)?
Do not take if you are breastfeeding.