Phentermine is an appetite suppressant similar to an amphetamine. Topiramate is a seizure medication, also called an anticonvulsant. The combination of phentermine and topiramate is used together with diet and exercise to treat obesity. This medication is sometimes used to treat obesity that may be related to diabetes, high cholesterol, or high blood pressure. Phentermine and topiramate will not treat any underlying condition you have (such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure). Keep taking any other medications your doctor has prescribed to treat these conditions. Phentermine and topiramate may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Qsymia is a medicine used in the treatment of obesity. It belongs to a class of drugs known as anorexiants, and it has two active ingredients: phentermine and topiramate. Topiramate is usually used to treat seizures, but in the case of Qsymia, it's used to increase feelings of fullness after food.
Qsymia is a combination of topiramate and phentermine in an extended-release capsule. Phentermine is similar to amphetamine in that they are both appetite suppressants. Topiramate is a seizure also referred to as an anticonvulsant and is a seizure medication.
Qsymia is used to treat obesity when used together with exercise, behavior change and a reduced-calorie diet. Sometimes, this medication will be used to treat obesity that may be related to high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes.
Qsymia helps to lose weight by increasing the amount of energy used by your body, decreasing your appetite, or by affecting certain parts of the brain.