What is Phentermine-topiramate?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Qsymia

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This product combines the appetite suppressant phentermine with the anti-convulsant topiramate to aid in weight management. This combination is intended to be used in conjunction with a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity for weight management in obese or overweight individuals.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Weight loss 11 7
Migraine headaches 2 0
Tremor(s) 2 2
Fatigue 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 4
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Phentermine-topiramate

Side effect Patients Percentage
Anxiety attacks 1
Erectile dysfunction 1
Fatigue 1
Feeling hot/overheating 1
Fever/chills 1

Why patients stopped taking Phentermine-topiramate

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Side effects too severe 3
Did not seem to work 2
Expense 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped taking Phentermine-topiramate

Duration

Stopped taking Phentermine-topiramate

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 7
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 6
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 1
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 2
< $25 2
Not specified 1

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Phentermine-topiramate after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Lorcaserin (Belviq) 1

Patients stopped taking Phentermine-topiramate and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Liraglutide (Victoza) 1
Lorcaserin (Belviq) 1
Phentermine (Adipex-P) 1
Last updated:

1 patient evaluation for Phentermine-topiramate

Mar 13, 2015 (Started Oct 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for tremor(s))
  • Side effects
    Severe (dizziness with nausea, fever/chills, erectile dysfunction, whole body ache, nausea and vomiting, fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Ramp up the dosage slowly, like 25mg per day each month.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 1, 2014 (Started Oct 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for tremor(s))
  • Side effects
    Severe (dizziness with nausea, fever/chills, erectile dysfunction, whole body ache, nausea and vomiting, fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I slowed down to the extent that a bird landed on my back while I was bending over.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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