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Phentermine/topiramate review summary

7.2/10 Average Rating

151 Ratings with 130 User Reviews

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Review by Anne87 (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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9.0

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): My experience with Qysmia has been okay. Thankfully, no side effects except sometimes tingling in my hands and feet. I started at 225 in November 2014 and now six months later, I am 204. I thought I would have lost a lot more faster like everyone else but I haven't. My appetite is definitely less than it used to be but I do still treat myself to chocolate. Gave up potato chips and french fries!! Although, I'm not exercising as much as I should. My BMI went from 38 to 35. I think it's good to take it off slowly anyway. 3/4 lb. to 1 lb. a week is fine for me. My goal is 140. It may take me over a year to get there, but slow and steady wins the race!!

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April 30, 2015 9:35 PM

Review by Ravendove:

My doctor prescribed Phentermine37.5 AND Topiramate 25 MG for me. It is the same as the Qsymia but much much less expensive. And I have had the same results as the ones that have posted above. I thought I should let ones know about this, as the Qsymia is very expensive, and as myself, I would not be able to afford that, as I am disabled and on disability, but still need the medication, which is not covered by Medicaid, but the Topiramate is, and the Phentermine is only $10 at Sams club. I hope this is helpful to someone. :) Oh I did forget to say, that I have lost 22 lbs in a month and a half :D

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April 29, 2015 3:10 PM

Review by blanonymous12:

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5.0

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): I started Qsymia on Saturday, April 25th. I felt fine the first couple days but the last two days I've got a weird feeling in my head and I feel a bit full, like I've eaten too much but I haven't, leg cramps, slight tingling in my feet and itching in my hands (none of which are pleasant). It doesn't make me not want eat entirely but it definitely helps me make better choices. I've had a touch of insomnia and some weird dreams and the weird feeling in my head kind of makes me want to give up but I hopped on the scale before I started typing this and I've also lost 4 lbs so far (I'm 41 years old, 5'4" and started at 206) I'm going to call my doc tomorrow to be on the safe side. It appears to work but I'm not sure I can continue on like this.

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April 28, 2015 9:56 PM

Review by carrie v:

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2.0

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): I realize I'm only in this for 3 days now but, oh gosh, the first day I took the medicine I ate an entire Mexican feast, the second day, did a little better only ate one meal, the third day, I'm sitting here eating a little debbie oatmeal pie. I pray the next level after the 2 week trial, is more effective. I refuse to pay 223 dollars for something that may or may not work.

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April 26, 2015 5:19 PM

Review by It's a blessing (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

I starteding taking this medicine on Febuary 26,2015 weighing in at 279 pounds as of today I April 19,2015 I weigh 247 pounds. I truly think my Dr. For caring enough for me and wanting me to lose weight. Some of the side effects can be bothersome like the cold fingers and toes and the loud urinne smell, and the pain in my lower back. I am not complaining because when I look at my self I look like a total different person with the weight loss.

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April 19, 2015 11:32 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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9.0

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): I started taking the medication five months ago at a starting weight of about 325 and have lost a little over 70 pounds since then. Only significant side effects have been dry mouth and increased thirst which I count as beneficial because they have caused me to significantly increase my water intake. Weight loss was very rapid at first (probably water weight) and then leveled off to 2-3.5 pounds per week. Qsymia definitely helps control hunger, but it does not eliminate your ability to eat a lot if you chose to. It just gives you the choice. So you have to do your part by making diet changes (limiting portion sizes, eliminating sodas, limiting sweets and fast foods, etc.) and exercising to the extent you are able to get results.

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April 17, 2015 12:04 PM

Review by Nana1960 (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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10

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): At 220 pounds and 5' 0" I was out of control with my eating. My BMI was 43. I had to do something. I tried every over the counter diet pill there was. Finally my Dr prescribed Qsymia. I have been on it since August 2014 and have lost 89 pounds. My goal is to lose a total of 110 pounds. Dry mouth and constipation are the worst side effects, but I can deal with those. I have gone from a size 22 pants to a size 12....bust size has gone from 40DD to 36C. I now know how to eat and what not to eat to keep the weight off. I will continue on Qsymia until August. 21 more pounds to go to reach my goal of 110!

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April 17, 2015 6:55 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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7.0

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): I have been using the product for 2 1/2 months I weighed 267 and now I weigh 242 losing a total of 25 lbs so far. This product helped to lower my blood pressure and give me a boost. Some side affects were insomnia the first week but that went away and dry mouth. My doctor advised me reduce my calorie intake to 1200 ( don't stay consistently below or your hair will fall out) and exercise 5 days a week ... I hope to lose at least 67lbs total

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April 16, 2015 1:48 PM

Review by qwispy (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): 49 YO Male. Starting weight 280 lbs on Jan 6 2015. Current weight 244 on April 6 2015. Goal weight = 170. Weight loss = 36 lbs in 3 months. Experience - entirely positive and successful. Have not been under 250 in 9 years, despite diet and exercise with many periods of not trying. First two weeks on half dose were most intense for side effects - dry mouth, light-headedness, unusual thoughts and dreams. All passed quickly when I normalized on standard 7.5 mg doze after 2 weeks. What has remained is a decreased appetite, no more unconscious or binge eating, and ability to just eat the foods I want to eat - healthy green veg and protein. Exercise 6 days/week. Friends will notice the difference at 30 lbs so hang in there.

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April 7, 2015 11:58 AM

Review by ukfan__:

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10

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): I started Qsymia in mid-December at 309 pounds and have lost a total of 30 pounds so far. I am now on the 7.5 mg dosage and it's working great! Personally, I've never experienced any of the side effects that some have, other than maybe a slight headache the first day or two when first starting the medication, and again when upping the dose. It's been a life-changer for me! On Qsymia, I can eat normally. I no longer have the cravings in between meals and especially for sweets. I can actually pass up cake and donuts! It's true that you'll no longer like the taste of soda - diet or regular. I drink only water now, with an occasional tea. I count my calories and eat normal meals. I just stop eating now when I'm full.

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March 31, 2015 1:01 PM

Review by JaSonPGH (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): Qsymia has definitely worked for me. I started in December 2014, at 255 lbs and about 5'11". It is now the end of March and I weigh close to 200 lbs. the medication has really helped curb my appetite and reduce the appeal of food. I maintain 1500-1800cal/d diet, exercising when I can. Some days I'm over my count, but for the most part I'm in target. I know that Qsymia made the difference in my success. I didn't really have any significant side effects.

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March 30, 2015 9:58 PM

Review by Sports mom:

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8.0

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): I started qsymia Dec 31 2015 with my two week trial then went to 7.5 dose for 2 months. Last week I stopped taking it. I weighed in at 186 in December and as of right now, march 2015 I'm at 161. I feel it's extremely important that you learn how to eat the right way while taking this, because when you stop taking it, you will gain the weight back if you don't continue to watch what u eat. I have about 13 lbs to go to be at my goal which I probably could have stayed on qsymia for another month but the tiredness I got while taking this was a big deciding factor for me. The only side effects i got were the dry mouth, occasional tingling in my fingers and the tiredness, no energy feeling. Diet pop was awful tasting too,but did curb my appetite.

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March 18, 2015 8:20 AM

Review by Laiza lee:

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10

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): I started Qsymia on the 24th of February 2015, I'm 5"2 and was weighing 192. I weighed myself Thursday March 5th and lost 10lbs. The only side effect I get is dry mouth so I drink lots of water. I totally cut carbs, sugars, and soda. I'm excited to start the 7.5 mg tomorrow I will keep you posted. I was at borderline for diabetes and sure don't want to be diabetic. I'm total loving this medication.

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March 8, 2015 7:06 PM

Review by lioness223:

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8.0

I lost 11 pounds in one week. I did experience dry mouth and did stop taking them for a few days. I lost an additional three pounds the second week.

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February 5, 2015 4:16 AM

Review by BeckyIrons (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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9.0

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): I have been using this medication for 1 month and have lost 15 lbs. I have been very fortunate and the only side effect I have experienced is a bit of a dry mouth. That has not been bothersome it has only encouraged me to drink more water. I have continued exercising 4-5 days/week. What has been a real blessing is I have not been obsessed with food and I cannot recall a time when food was a main focus of my thoughts.

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January 26, 2015 4:12 PM

Review by Juicyjan:

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8.0

Been taking for two month and have lost 20 pounds. I take 400mg of magnesium daily which stops any constipation. Drink plenty of water eat healthy low carb diet, walk daily. Hope to lose 50 more lbs. side effects are minimal for me.

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January 16, 2015 1:03 AM

Review by M. Moore (taken for less than 1 month):

Well a friend told me about the medication but I needed to go through my doctor because I am a diabetic with several other health issues and I wanted to make sure that these meds would not clash with medications I was already on. I went to my doctor on 1/8/15 weighed in at 303lbs. I had already lost 70 lbs naturally by working out but just could not seem to get under 300lbs. So Saturday 1/10/15 I started taking them when I weighed myself yesterday I weighed at 295lbs. I do not have an appetite at all I have to force myself to eat a little something and I was taking the phentermine whole and started 1/2 in the morning and 1/2 after I get off of work otherwise I start feeling really loopy(spacy). Only worked out 1 day this week.

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January 15, 2015 8:51 AM

Review by Dee6459:

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5.0

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): I am losing quite a bit of weight 65 pounds, but I do not want to lose my hair in the process of it. It is really falling out and I don't know what to do. I went to a dermatologist and after a few treatments and a biopsy she told me there was nothing she could do.

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January 10, 2015 12:56 AM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): I started Qysmia in October 2014 with the free two week starter pack lowest dosage and then moved to the next dosage level . It Immeadiately began to work. I did experience dry mouth, a very slight tingle in my fingers and confused thinking for the first month. Those side effects where all temporary and did pass. As for my appetite it has changed considerably. It is under control, I eat what I decide to eat! Im not hungry, not thinking about food & not overeating. I am 53, had not been excercising and have lost 14lbs in 2 1/2 months. However I am starting my excercise program today because I do want the full benefit of both the weight loss and to be in good physical health. My goal is to reach 127lbs by May of this year, good luck to all!!

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January 1, 2015 10:35 AM

Review by Kobe's mom (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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8.0

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): I started at 199lbs. (Barely at the 30 BMI required to take this medication) After 3 months, I'm down to 175 and still going strong. For my height, I should weigh around 160. I've had problems with weight loss since I hit my 40s plus it's hard for me to workout at times due to arthritis. This medication isn't a cure all but it does help when you are ready for a life change. My insurance does not pay for this yet even with a prior authorization but I'm willing to pay the monthly price.

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January 1, 2015 9:13 AM

Review by ckhallmark2000 (taken for less than 1 month):

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): Well I took my first pill this morning 12/13/2014 from the 2 week free trial package. Will keep you posted. Am supposed to eat a vegetarian diet and walk 45 minutes to an hour 5 to 6 days a week. No alcohol (I don't drink so no problem there) but not sure how difficult the vegetarian diet will be. No meat at all including fish.

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December 13, 2014 8:57 AM

Review by f.tatum:

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10

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): My weight in April was 279lbs I've have lost 85 pounds so far. Still losing weight about 2 pounds a week, this weight loss is done without any exercise whatsoever thanks to taking Qysmia.

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December 12, 2014 8:14 AM

Review by Girlonamisson (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): I started on the lower dose on 11/4/14. My starting weight was 301. 2 weeks later I went up a dose. On 12/4/14 my weight was 261 and I am still on the 7.5mg dosage. My doctor was so shocked when she saw me. She said the average person loses 1-2lbs a week and I've managed to lose about 10lbs a week. I also told her I cut out carbs and sugars. I no longer look at food as if I have to have it. I now look at food as a necessary nutrient my body needs to live. It is the best decision I've ever made.

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December 6, 2014 8:59 PM

Review by missbee:

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10

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): I started taking Qsymia one year ago in October and I have lost a total of 80 lbs. (29 lbs. to goal). I'm a 28 year old female, 5'6 with a starting weight of 269 lbs. I suffer from polycystic ovarian syndrome so weight loss has been a difficult journey for me and my doctor and I decided to try this medication. I have to say that I am thrilled with the results. This allows me to stick to a strict 1500 calorie a day meal plan (set by my doctor for my specific needs). I also workout for 30-45 minutes a day for 4 to 5 days a week. I add that, to say that you do have to put in some work in order to get the best benefits from this medicine. I haven't experienced any negative side effects. I see my doctor for monthly weigh-ins and vital checks just to make sure.

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November 20, 2014 4:28 AM

Review by KD32 (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): I've been on it for 11 days so far and I've lost 22lbs. I started out at 301lbs and now I'm 279lbs. That's just with the free starter dose. I completely cut out carbs, sweets and soda. I went for a weigh in today and my doctor almost didn't recognize me. Most people lose an average of 5-7lbs their first 2 weeks but my 2 weeks isn't up until Monday. I haven't exercised at all due to my 10-15 hour work days. I told my doctor I think I lost it this fast because I have no desire to eat. All I do is drink water. I try and force myself to eat but all I get in is a few bites of a protein bar all day. I have severe dry mouth. I'm going to try the next strength up next week and see how that goes. My goal is 199lbs.

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