Medication Series: How Does Qsymia Work?

While weight-loss drugs and injectables can be an effective short-term strategy, the long-term success and tolerance for side effects of these medications is still being researched.

Qsymia is an FDA-approved prescription medication designed for weight management. Qsymia is primarily meant for people with obesity and overweight adults with weight-related medical problems, including diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure. New York Bariatric Group’s medical weight loss program uses Qsymia to help patients achieve healthier weights when used alongside a balanced diet and exercise.

Combination of Medications

Qsymia comes in the form of an extended-release capsule, and is made with a combination of the medications phentermine and topiramate. Phentermine is an appetite suppressant, which effectively decreases your appetite to encourage reduced caloric intake. Topiramate is typically used as an anticonvulsant medication for people suffering from seizures. In addition to decreasing the appetite, Qsymia can work by increasing the amount of energy used by the body or affecting certain parts of the brain.

Weight Loss With Qsymia 

According to clinical studies, patients taking Qsymia for 56 weeks have lost an average of between 24 and 32 lbs. The specific amount of weight you lose will depend on your dosage, your starting weight, and for how long you take the medication.

New York Bariatric Group: Weight Loss Leader 

New York Bariatric Group’s doctor-supervised medical weight loss program is committed to patient safety and well-being. Patients benefit from regular monitoring and follow-up appointments. This ongoing supervision allows doctors to make necessary adjustments to a patient’s treatment plan based on their progress and any changes in their health status. It ensures that the weight loss journey is personalized and optimized for each individual, leading to more effective outcomes.

New York Bariatric Group is a leader in long-term weight-loss solutions. Their bariatric practice is the best around and they have the numbers to prove it:

  • Over 30 surgeons who are leaders in bariatrics, plastic surgery, veins, and medical weight loss.
  • 36,000 successful procedures performed with more every day
  • The #1 gastric balloon practice by volume – most balloons placed in the United States
  • Access to online seminars, support groups, cooking demos, and Q-and-A sessions
  • 100s of videos for patients explaining procedures, answering common questions, and showcasing previous patients
  • Multiple offices located in three states; NY, NJ, CT
  • Since 2000, we boast over 23 years of success!

All of our hospitals are Metabolic Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) accredited facilities, which is a prestigious designation bestowed upon only the top-quality bariatric programs.

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Medication Series: How Does Qsymia Work?

Thomas

Lost 145lbs

Thomas' success story

I went in for surgery. An hour later, I came out a new man.

Everybody treated me like a king. The day of surgery, I was excited. The hospital couldn’t be any nicer. I went in for surgery. An hour later, I came out a new man. My recovery was awesome. I was out of bed that day. My wife and kids were my motivation on getting this surgery. They are my whole life. I’m happy I’m going to be around for them.

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Nicole

Lost 76lbs

Nicole's success story

I hit my goal weight ... and I feel fabulous

I had the gastric bypass. I am Type 2 Diabetic and I wanted to gain control of my sugar. I hit my goal weight in about 5 and half months and I feel fabulous. The procedure has completely changed my life for the better because it has empowered me as a middle aged woman that I can really do everything and anything that I want to do. I don't put an age on anything. I don't say I'm too old for something.

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Robert

Lost 76lbs