What Are Some Retailers of Qsymia?


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Qsymia is available from select pharmacies, such as Walgreens, CVS and Rite Aid, and patients can find a participating pharmacist by entering a ZIP code into the website FindQsymia.com. To purchase Qsymia, the patient must have a prescription from a doctor.

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Qsymia is a medication made of topiramate and phentermine that may help people lose weight. There are many side effects, including mood changes, trouble sleeping, loss of concentration, difficulty with speech and loss of appetite. Doctors recommend that patients only use Qsymia with a healthy diet. Qsymia may change a person's risk of heart problems, may not be safe for children under the age of 18, and may not be effective when taken with other medications, such as herbal weight loss products.

Patients who take Qsymia should reduce caloric intake by about 500 calories, and should exercise in addition to dieting. There are different dosing options, and the patient should not take more Qsymia than a doctor recommends. Patients should take Qsymia one time each day, in the morning, and may take the medication with or without food.

Most patients take Qsymia for 12 weeks before a doctor evaluates the results. If the patient does not have success, the doctor either increases the dose or advises the patient to cease taking the medication.

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