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Phentermine And Topiramate For Weight Loss

phentermine and topiramate for weight loss

Description

Phentermine and topiramate extended-release (long-acting) capsules are used to help adults who are obese or who are overweight and have weight-related medical problems to lose weight and to keep from gaining back that weight. Phentermine and topiramate extended-release capsules must be used along with a reduced calorie diet and exercise plan. Phentermine is in a class of medications called anorectics. It works by decreasing appetite. Topiramate is in a class of medications called anticonvulsants. It works by decreasing appetite and by causing feelings of fullness to last longer after eating.

What does topiramate do for weight loss?

Consequently there is particular interest in topiramate (Topamax and generic), a drug approved to treat certain types of seizures and prevent migraine headaches, but is used off-label to control binging and purging, and to promote weight loss in people with eating disorders.

Should I eat with phentermine?

Some brands of phentermine should be taken on an empty stomach before breakfast or within 2 hours after breakfast. Suprenza disintegrating tablets can be taken with or without food. ... Do not swallow the tablet whole.

Why is topiramate used with phentermine?

Uses. This medication is used with a doctor-approved exercise, behavior change, and reduced-calorie diet program to help you lose weight. ... Phentermine is an appetite suppressant and belongs to a class of drugs called sympathomimetic amines. Topiramate is known as an anticonvulsant or antiepileptic drug.

How to Use?

Phentermine and topiramate may be habit forming. Do not take a larger dose, take it more often, or take it for a longer period of time than prescribed by your doctor.Phentermine and topiramate will help control your weight only as long as you continue to take the medication. Do not stop taking phentermine and topiramate without talking to your doctor. If you suddenly stop taking phentermine and topiramate, you may experience seizures. Your doctor will tell you how to decrease your dose gradually.

What other information should I know?

  • Keep all appointments with your doctor and the laboratory. Your doctor will order certain lab tests to check your body's response to phentermine and topiramate.
  • Do not let anyone else take your medication. Giving or selling phentermine and topiramate to others may harm them and is against the law. Phentermine and topiramate is a controlled substance. Prescriptions may be refilled only a limited number of times; ask your pharmacist if you have any questions.
  • It is important for you to keep a written list of all of the prescription and nonprescription (over-the-counter) medicines you are taking, as well as any products such as vitamins, minerals, or other dietary supplements. You should bring this list with you each time you visit a doctor or if you are admitted to a hospital. It is also important information to carry with you in case of emergencies.

Side Effect

  • racing or pounding heartbeat that lasts several minutes
  • sudden decrease in vision
  • eye pain or redness
  • fast, shallow breathing
  • severe pain in the pack or side
  • blood in urine
  • rash or blisters, especially if you also have fever
  • hives

Storage

Store phentermine and topiramate in a safe place so that no one else can take it accidentally or on purpose. Keep track of how many capsules are left so you will know if any are missing.

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