Qsymia User Reviews for Weight Loss [2020]

Qsymia is a combined diet pill that contains both phentermine and topiramate. This relatively-new medication produces impressive results, but it’s expensive and the package insert warns of severe side effects. Keep scrolling to read patients’ honest Qsymia reviews.

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Pros
  • Qsymia combines the effects of phentermine HCl and topiramate-ER to make weight loss easier.
  • This medication comes in four progressive doses, allowing doctors and patients to customize treatment to each individual’s needs.
  • Qsymia can be used for long-term obesity management, unlike phentermine which should only be take for three months at a time.
Cons
  • Qsymia is significantly more expensive than phentermine-only pills, costing about $200 per month without insurance.
  • The combined pill has a long list of potential side effects, including severe birth defects if taken while pregnant.
  • This is a newer medication (FDA approval in 2012), so long-term side effects remain relatively unknown.
Summary
Overall, users give this pill 4 out of 5 stars. Patients report that the medication helps them lose weight, but many find the cost and side effects overwhelming.
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References
  1. VIVUS, Inc. (2014, September). Medication Guide: Qsymia® (Kyoo sim ee’ uh) (phentermine and topiramate extended-release) Capsules CIV.
  2. VIVUS, Inc. (2018). Lose weight and keep it off with Qsymia.
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