Phentermine + Topiramate
Phentermine + Topiramate (Generic for Qsymia)
What is Qsymia?
Qsymia is a prescription medication used for weight management in adults who are either obese or overweight with at least one weight-related medical condition. It contains a combination of two drugs, phentermine and topiramate, that work together to reduce appetite and increase feelings of fullness. Qsymia is not suitable for everyone and should only be taken under the guidance of a healthcare professional. It is important to note that Qsymia may have side effects and should not be used as a substitute for a healthy diet and exercise.
Who should not take Qsymia?
Individuals who have glaucoma, hyperthyroidism, or who have recently used MAO inhibitors should not take Qsymia. Additionally, pregnant women and individuals with a history of kidney stones should avoid this medication. It is important to consult with a healthcare provider before taking Qsymia to ensure it is safe and appropriate for your individual health needs.
How does Qsymia work?
Qsymia works by suppressing appetite and reducing food intake. It contains two active ingredients, phentermine and topiramate, which work together to target different areas of the brain that control hunger and satiety. Phentermine stimulates the release of neurotransmitters that suppress appetite, while topiramate reduces food cravings and increases feelings of fullness. Together, these two ingredients help to promote weight loss by reducing calorie intake and increasing energy expenditure.
How is Qsymia dosed?
Qsymia is dosed based on the patient’s weight and their response to the medication. The starting dose is usually 3.75 mg/23 mg once daily for 14 days, followed by an increase to 7.5 mg/46 mg once daily. If the patient does not achieve a 3% weight loss after 12 weeks on the higher dose, the medication should be discontinued.
What are the side effects of Qsymia?
Qsymia is a medication used to treat obesity. It may cause side effects such as tingling in the hands and feet, dizziness, constipation, dry mouth, and altered taste. It may also increase heart rate and blood pressure. In rare cases, it may cause mood changes, suicidal thoughts, or vision problems. It is important to discuss any concerns with a healthcare provider before taking Qsymia.
How do I know if Qsymia is working?
You can determine if Qsymia is working by monitoring your weight loss progress. Qsymia is a weight loss medication that helps reduce your appetite and increase your metabolism. If you are consistently losing weight while taking Qsymia, then it is likely working for you.
What is the best time to take Qsymia?
The best time to take Qsymia is in the morning, with or without food. It is important to take the medication at the same time every day to maintain consistent blood levels. Avoid taking Qsymia in the evening as it may cause insomnia. It is also important to follow the dosage instructions provided by your healthcare provider.
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