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Why is phentermine prescribed with topiramate?

Topiramate is sometimes prescribed with phentermine to strengthen the weight loss medication’s effects.

In 2012 the FDA approved a single pill containing a combination of these two medications: Qsymia. Still, generic versions of the two medications are sometimes prescribed together off-label to make the treatment cheaper.

This is what Qsymia looks like:

4 qsymia doses

→ Click here to read more about Qsymia.

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