Drugs containing an active ingredient phentermine hydrochloride help many people get rid of extra pounds. Topiramate is an active ingredient of antiepileptic drugs. Qsymia extended-release capsules contain a combination of Phentermine and Topiramate, which has proven incredibly effective in combating obesity.
The use of Topiramate and Phentermine shows good results in fighting obesity, when medication is combined with a low-calorie diet and exercise.
Before starting a drug therapy of obesity using the drug with Topiramate and Phentermine, make sure that this is the best option for you. To do this, tell your doctor about your health state, as well as what medicines you are taking.
Patients with such diagnosed disease as hyperthyroidism should not use the combination of Phentermine and Topiramate to treat obesity.
Qsymia containing Phentermine and Topiramate is an effective obesity treatment, but some patients prefer to use each drug separately. You can find out which dose of each medicine is right for you during a consultation with your doctor or pharmacist.
The doses of Phentermine and Topiramate drugs may differ, so the doctor determines it for every patient individually and the prescribed dose should not be changed on his own. Different reasons can lead to adjustment of the drug dosage, including certain diseases, so inform your doctor if you suffer from:
- cardiovascular diseases;
- bone mineral density;
- depression or other mental illness;
- liver or kidney diseases.
If a pregnant woman is obese and wants to get rid of excess weight, she should not use the combination pharmacotherapy with Phentermine and Topiramate, since this may harm her future child. It is necessary to consult a health care provider who will tell about the methods of effective obesity management depending on the duration of gestation and the woman’s individual characteristics.
Sometimes, women make a pregnancy test before to start using the drug with Phentermine and Topiramate to make the right decision.
When the doctor prescribes you this weight loss drug, use it only once a day and better in the morning to prevent insomnia problems. Swallow these extended-release weight loss capsules whole with a large amount of liquid.
- Use as much liquid as possible during the day because Phentermine and Topiramate often cause dry mouth.
If the patient forgets to take his usual dose of the drug with Phentermine and Topiramate, then he should do this as soon as possible. Try not to break your schedule of taking this anti-obesity drug, since you can accidentally use a double dose of the drug, so unpleasant symptoms may occur.
- Obese patients often report that they have less pleasure of food consumption after using the combination of Topiramate with Phentermine.
A sharp discontinuation of using the drug with Phentermine and Topiramate combination may cause a withdrawal syndrome, especially if this drug is used for a long time. If the patient has already achieved the desired result or wants to stop using this weight loss drug for other reasons, then the drug dose should be reduced gradually.