Generic Name(s): Phentermine/topiramate extended-release
Drug Class: Sympathomimetic/Anti-epileptic combinations
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.