Qsymia is an FDA-approved weight loss medication. It is a unique once daily combination of 2 medications (phentermine & topiramate ER). Phentermine starts working immediately and reduces your appetite. Topiramate ER works throughout the day and may help you feel full.
Qsymia was approved for as an addition to a weight-loss program that includes both calorie restriction and exercise. Moreover, the FDA said the drug’s use should be limited to individuals with a body mass index (BMI) of at least 30, or a BMI of 27 with at least one other weight-related comorbidity such as diabetes or hypertension.
Remember, short-term changes in diet are not the answer to losing weight and keeping it off. Lasting weight loss involves lifestyle changes that include:
- Healthy food choices
- Regular physical activity
- Balancing the number of calories you eat with the number of calories your body uses