What is Qsymia?
Qsymia capsules contain the active ingredients phentermine hydrochloride and topiramate extended-release. Both ingredients work to reduce weight issues by suppressing appetite and reducing food consumption.
Who can take it?
Qsymia will only be prescribed to people who have a BMI of 30 or greater. Or BMI of 27 and over who has a weight related condition such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia or diabetes mellitus.
Who can not take Qsymia?
Qsymia is not recommended for women who are pregnant or looking to become pregnant. The manufactures recommend women use contraception whilst taking Qsymia.
How do I take Qsymia?
Qsymia is taken once a day with or without food. Your doctor should advise you to start a diet and exercise program in conjunction with taking a course of Qsymia. If you forget or miss a dose of Qsymia continue to take the medication the very next morning. If you take Qsymia for 12 weeks and see no visible results, it is recommended you speak to your doctor about increasing the dose for a further 12 weeks.
What strengths are available?
Qsymia is available in four strengths: 3.75 mg/23 mg, 7.5 mg/46 mg, 11.25 mg/69 mg and 15 mg/92 mg capsules.
What are the side effects from taking Qsymia?
Like any prescription medication there are always side effects. However not everyone will experience side effects. The most common side effects from taking Qsymia include:
- Tingling/numbness feeling in hands, feet, face and arms
- Insomnia and restlessness
- Stomach aches
- Increase heart rate
- Dry mouth & taste buds altered
- Eye issues (glaucoma)
The FDA approved this medication with special consideration for people that are suffering from obesity. There can be many complications and conditions associated by being obese and for some people the side effects caused by this new weight loss medication may not be as serious as the underlying health issues caused by obesity.
Women who are thinking of becoming pregnant need to be aware that there is concern that Qsymia may cause birth defects. These include increased risk of the newborn having cleft lip & cleft palete. It is recommended you speak to your doctor before considering this medication.
For more information on Qsymia and side effects see the manufactures medication guide.
How do I buy Qsymia online?
To buy Qsymia online you must have a prescription from a doctor. Currently there are only a handful of licensed pharmacists in the USA that are currently selling the medication online. The medication is currently unavailable in the UK and Europe and expected release is early 2013. Loxdoc currently sells Xenical medication and is an alternative to Qsymia. Xenical is an effective weight loss medication helping people managing their weight better.