Skip to Content

User Reviews for Phentermine / topiramate

Also known as: Qsymia

The following information is NOT intended to endorse drugs or recommend therapy. While these reviews might be helpful, they are not a substitute for the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgement of healthcare practitioners in patient care.

Learn more about Phentermine/topiramate.

Filter by:

User Ratings

10
   
35%(124)
9
   
20%(68)
8
   
14%(48)
7
   
5%(15)
6
   
4%(12)
5
   
4%(13)
4
   
3%(9)
3
   
3%(8)
2
   
4%(13)
1
   
14%(47)

Phentermine/topiramate Rating Summary

7.3/10 Average Rating

357 Ratings with 360 User Reviews

What next?Compare all 48 medications used in the treatment of Weight Loss.

Reviews for Phentermine/topiramate to treat Weight Loss

Sort by:

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): "It has now been 40 days and I am down 22lbs. I love never feeling hungry or having cravings anymore. Qysmia is wonderful and I have no side effects."

Boymom321 (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 20, 2017

5 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No
Report as inappropriate

"I'm a 27 year old mother of two, and I weighed 171 & stand at 5'3. I've been taking 1/2 Phentermine 37.5mg with Topiramate 25mg every morning starting March of 2017, along with my synthyroid medication. When I went for my one month visit with my doctor, I had lost a total of 5 pounds. The only side effects I've encountered were the tingling in my hands and dry mouth. I took the medication as directed by my doctor with little change of routine (no diet/ minimal exercise). I am down a total of 20lbs in 3 months. My doctor prescribed the 2 meds separate bc it cost way less than Qsymia alone (both meds combined in one pill). My insurance covered Topiramate & I had to come out of pocket $17.21 for phentermine 37.5mg. I'm very happy!"

   
9.0

Veemala May 12, 2017

1 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No
Report as inappropriate

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): "I just began my 2 week trial today. I have Hashimoto's Disease and for the past 4 years, all dieting and exercise has done was add about 80 lbs to my 5'4" frame. My endocrinologist told me that until my thyroid meds got me into the right range for a functioning thyroid, I would be endlessly frustrated with the scale and that no matter what I did (and boy did I DO!!!) I would put on weight. Yesterday, Doctor told me I am now in range, and said that this med would help my metabolism get a bit of a jumpstart that I need. I eat well. I don't do sugar at all, and only a few grams of carbs a week. But now, I think I might see something happen that's a positive sign. Right now, I am 222. Will let you know."

ChefLydia May 12, 2017

5 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No
Report as inappropriate

"I started Phentermine and toprimate back in November 2016, I am down 46lbs. At first I didn't think it was going to work , I was suffering from mild headaches and some dizziness but after a month all those side effects went away. I was doing nutrisystem 1200 calories along with the medication and the weight was just melting off. I can't rave enough about it...good luck to anyone who tries it!"

   
10

Beths63 May 10, 2017

4 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No
Report as inappropriate

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): "Ok so this is the one month update as promised....I've now lost 16.4lbs!!! Still only side affects are dry mouth! I'm a 33yr old female with 4 children ages 14 years to 10months. I started April 6th 2017 at 324.6lbs and 7 days later I'm down exactly 4lbs! Side affects? I've been really scared to weigh because food has tasted so wonderful to me this past week! But I've gotten fuller faster and I'm drinking at least 100oz of water every day. This makes me so thirsty it is insane and I'm urinating a lot more frequently but that's par for the course. I'm using the app MyFitnessPal combined with with Qsymia and I know it has only been a week but I will update after my month of the 7.5 dosage!"

   
10

Darev22 (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 6, 2017

24 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No
Report as inappropriate

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): "So I just found this medication (Qysmia) searching the web. I am going to the pharmacy in the morning to start my two week trial. I am beyond excited! I have tried everything else in the book including exercise and eating healthier....I have a slow metabolism so it takes a while for anything to change with me. I'm hoping for a little push using Qysmia. I am 196 now and my regular weight is 115-125. I am 24 with a 3 year old now and the weight just does not want to come off no matter what I have tried. Hopefully this works. I will definitely update in the next few days or so and tell y'all how it's going."

Kalie Nicole May 4, 2017

2 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No
Report as inappropriate

"I started the combination of 1/2 Phentermine in the morning and Topiramate 50mg at bedtime on April 20, 2017, my weight was 203lbs I am 5'2 and I weighed myself yesterday April 29, 2017 I am 196lbs. Yes I have dry mouth. But It works, also go online to print the coupon it saves money! Good luck to you all."

   
10

It Works!!! (taken for less than 1 month) April 30, 2017

3 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No
Report as inappropriate

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): "I took the 2 week trial and it worked great, no side effects, and I felt great, I went from 185-180 in the 2 weeks, I felt full right away, dehydrated so I was drinking ton's of water, craved no sweets, small portions filled me up fast, now I'm on the 7.5 dosage and I feel hungry all the time, don't feel as dehydrated and the cravings are starting to creep back up. I hope it's a minor set back and it will go away once my system get's used to the higher dosage; insurance didn't cover this so I just shelled out $145.00 for 30 days worth of pills so I hope they work."

   
9.0

scasao (taken for less than 1 month) April 29, 2017

6 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No
Report as inappropriate

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): "I previously posted at 3 days in and now it has been 15 days since I started Qysmia and I am down 8 lbs. I am very pleased I literally have no appetite or interest in food and have to remind myself to eat. I am always thirsty and drink about a gallon of water a day."

   
10

Boymom321 (taken for less than 1 month) April 26, 2017

7 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No
Report as inappropriate

"I have been taking a combination of the two ingredient drugs in Qysimia for 69 days (to be exact). Started at 336.4. Am now at 307.6 and steadily declining! Have faithfully and completely changed my diet. I use MyFitnessPal daily. I cut out breads, my love, about 90% and most sugars, and I attribute that ability to do so to the medicine. It helped cut the cravings so now I can't even fathom eating any. I tried drinking a soda the other day and it tasted like carbonated metal water. Yuck! Only side effect I have is dry mouth so I keep a steady supply of life savers around and pack water like a camel in the Sahara Desert! The first few weeks were tough though. Some face tingling. Difficulty sleeping. Lots of urination. Don't give up!"

   
10

Sassyandslimmingdown (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 24, 2017

5 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No
Report as inappropriate

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): "I'm 28 year old female. 5'8". I started Qsymia three weeks ago at 353 lbs. Today, I am at 344.9. This is with little to no change in my diet. I'd say the "little" change I spoke of was that I drink a lot of water now. I did notice dry mouth, occasional tingling, and a suppressed appetite. Now that I know what the drug can do mostly on its own I'm curious to see what it will do if I make the necessary changes."

   
8.0

Th3Struggl3IsR3al (taken for less than 1 month) April 20, 2017

9 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No
Report as inappropriate

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): "I took the free 2 week period and started on 3/21/17 at 283. I switched over to the 7.5 and now weigh 279 (4 lb total weight loss in 4 weeks). My RX is $144. I never had much of an appetite to start out with and now with Qsymia, I have even less. If it wasn't for my boyfriend reminding me it is breakfast, lunch or dinner, I believe I would forget to eat (which I know it is not good). I have a desk job and have always had walking in my daily routine. I have not changed that routine as of yet. I hope to see significant results in the next few months. The only side affects I experienced is the craving for water and restless nights (although I never slept well to begin with). Keep you all posted."

   
6.0

Nikki604 (taken for less than 1 month) April 17, 2017

13 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No
Report as inappropriate

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): "I posted previously after 2 days on the component drugs that make up Qsymia. I am 61 and had reported no side effects. It has now been 6 weeks. I have had side effects but only minor - some dry mouth, difficulty sleeping if I don't have a glass of wine before bed ;), some numbness a few times in my face and that's it. I'm down 14 pounds. I have made a very conscious effort to take off weight and sometimes question whether the Rx works but I do know that I simply have no cravings. I have no pull to buy junk food. I have gone to a whole food diet, have had no sugar for 6 weeks, low carbs, just added a work out program 2 weeks ago and continue to drink 100 oz of water daily. Because it has been fairly easy, I do credit the drug. "

   
10

IWTR (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 16, 2017

16 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No
Report as inappropriate

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): "I started Qysmia 3 days ago and I am down 3.2 lbs. The only side effect I have is dry mouth which is great because it makes me drink water all day long. I am not exercising just using my fitness pal and following a 1200 calorie diet."

   
10

Boymom321 April 15, 2017

13 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No
Report as inappropriate

"Folks- don't even think about using Qsymia- just have your doc prescribe the phenteramine and topamax separately. It's dead simple. It is so much cheaper for a month for both drugs"

msadesign (taken for less than 1 month) April 14, 2017

19 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No
Report as inappropriate

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): "I'm a middle aged woman. Along with my first hot flash about 10 years ago, came the weight gain. Since 2008 I had gained about 50 lbs. Then, in the summer of 2016, I was in a clinical trial for Dasotraline. By the time Phase 1 had ended, I had gained 30 lbs, now weighed 225. I've tried every combo of diet and exercise through the years, I threw in the towel and was basically waiting to die. About 3 weeks ago, my head popped out of my butt and I decided I deserved to be happy and healthy. Back in the gym, clean eating, and no diet soda. The scale did not move. I had my physical. Doc prescribed Qsymia. Insurance did not cover. My 1st weeks was reduced to $60 not free!! I've been on for 3 days. No changes yet I'l keep you posted"

   
5.0

Laurgol April 9, 2017

15 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No
Report as inappropriate

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): "I started my first dose at 37.5 mg today. I have felt 0 change is this normal?"

   
1.0

Plwqsymia April 5, 2017

0 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No
Report as inappropriate

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): "I started Qysmia in December 2016 and had the finger and toe numbness, trouble sleeping and anxiety but that only lasted the first 10 days or so. In the past year I've lost 50 lbs and that's without a ton of changes. I noticed a huge change in my appetite. I wasn't someone that overate to begin with which was why my weight was frustrating but now I notice I have to make an effort to eat meals because I'm rarely hungry. I have plenty of energy to do everything I need to do. I am at my initial goal weight but now looking to go an extra 10lbs lighter. If I add moderate exercise, the weight comes off quick which was impossible before Qysmia. I highly recommend this! It's tough the first 2 weeks but past that, it's been super easy for me."

   
10

Phoenixrisn April 4, 2017

51 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No
Report as inappropriate

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): "I've just started on the 7.5 XR 7 days ago after 2 weeks of the trial dosage. Thankfully no side effects but also no weight loss at all. I feel as though I'm eating less and not quite as hungry as usual and I have started walking 2 1/2-3 miles 6 days a week so I'm really puzzled why no weight loss. I am hoping I'm just off to a slow start and will keep doing what I'm doing and try to cut out my carbs a little better. I will update at the end of my month but any thoughts or suggestions will be welcomed!"

   
5.0

Vic2017 (taken for less than 1 month) April 1, 2017

3 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No
Report as inappropriate

"Just started this medication and I already see results! It's only been 2 days and I've lost 10 lbs!!! Most of its water I'm sure because I've been a frequent flyer in my bathroom! I must admit I do feel a little loopy most of the time but my appetite is non exesitant. Loving this so far. Will keep you posted. 215-205! My goal is 165!"

   
10

Happy (taken for less than 1 month) March 31, 2017

13 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No
Report as inappropriate

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): "I love it. No carbs and I work out. If you are not willing to change your life and just take the meds when you stop taking the meds you will gain twice as much back. Its a life style change not a magic pill...."

   
9.0

loppy123 March 27, 2017

24 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No
Report as inappropriate

"I have lost 50 lbs. since May, 2016....I do not take the combined drug. Some people are complaining about the cost has anyone ever looked into Good Rx coupons? Even the Good Rx is high - close to or over $200 for a month but by taking 2 separate pills I only pay about $20 per month so why take the comb. pill... I really don't understand. Is it better?"

   
10

Tommythom March 26, 2017

6 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No
Report as inappropriate

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): "I start Qsymia five days ago and am down one pound. I agree with other users that you do still want to eat, just the constant cravings are not there. I am most concerned about the drowsiness. It is the only side effect I have had and I wonder how long it will last. "

   
8.0

Ab33 March 26, 2017

14 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No
Report as inappropriate

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): "Gives me some energy, but causes unwanted anxiety at uncomfortable times. I've been on it since the 2/7/17 and haven't lost any weight. Although I do eat less. I wake up several times during the night now as well. If I take it first thing in the morning it gives me horrible stomach issues, if I wait til lunch I'm up all night. I take it with a snack around 10:00am. It's been almost a month and a half, we'll see."

   
2.0

Accepted13 (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 25, 2017

12 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No
Report as inappropriate

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): "Just took it this morning about 6 hours now I have jitters anxiety a little, just a little off right now hope it gets better soon. I am on the 2 week free dose right now and I bought the 30 day . It was $98.50. Really hoping this works and these side effct go away."

   
4.0

Jousma5 March 23, 2017

8 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No
Report as inappropriate
Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ...Next
Hide