the package insert of the medicine Qsymia. Therapeutic class of the Appetite Suppressants. Active principlestopiramate and Hydrochloride Phentermine.
Qsymia is indicated for obesity and overweight, in the treatment of patients with medical problems that hinder or prevent the weight loss, in adults.
How to use?
The quantities of Qsymia the use and duration of treatment should be given by your doctor since they depend on the problem to be treated, the state of the disease and the individual response of each patient to treatment. In addition, when you start treatment with Qsymia, your doctor should also tell you a diet program and physical exercise, which should be strictly enforced during your treatment with Qsymia.
Generally, it is recommended the administration of 1 tablet, the recommended dose per day, preferably in the morning.
The tablets of Qsymia should be swallowed whole along with a glass of water, without breaking or chewing.
What are the evils that can cause me?
Some of the side effects of Qsymia include mood changes or trouble sleeping, difficulties in concentration, memory and speech, the increase of the concentration of acid in the bloodstream with symptoms such as tiredness, loss of appetite, changes in heartbeat, difficulty thinking clearly, low blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes, kidney stones, decreased sweating and increased body temperature, numbness, or tingling in the hands, feet, arms, or face, dizziness, loss of taste, constipation, or dry mouth.
When should I not use?
Qsymia is contraindicated for women who are pregnant or intending to become pregnant, children and adolescents under 18 years of age, patients with a history of heart problems, glaucoma, thyroid problems, patients under treatment with monoamine oxidase inhibitors and for patients with an allergy to any of the components of the formula Qsymia.
How it works?
Phentermine is an amine simpaticomimética, with pharmacological activity similar to the drugs of this class used in the treatment of obesity, commonly known as “reducing appetite” or “anorexígenos.” The effect of Phentermine on weight control chronic, is mediated by release of catecholamines in the hypothalamus, which results in a reduction of appetite and consequent decreased food consumption. The effect of Topiramate on weight control chronic is due to its effects on satiety and appetite suppression.
Warnings and Precautions
what should I know before using?
Before using Qsymia, you should talk with your doctor if you are pregnant or nursing, have a history of heart attack or stroke, abnormal heartbeat, depression, mood problems, suicidal thoughts or behavior, problems with the eyes, has a history of metabolic acidosis, problems, or kidney stones, problems or liver disease, epilepsy or if you are taking other medicines, including non-prescription medicines, vitamins, or supplements.
During your treatment with Qsymia should be made all the months of pregnancy tests, to ensure the absence of pregnancy during the treatment, since Qsymia can cause birth defects in your bêbe. In addition, during the treatment with Qsymia if you feel symptoms such as increased heartbeat, suicidal thoughts, depression, anxiety, agitation, panic attacks, problems falling asleep, irritation, aggressiveness, behavior changes or mood or vision problems, you should consult your doctor as soon as possible.
During your treatment with Qsymia should take special caution before driving vehicles or machines, since Qsymia can affect their capabilities.
The administration of Qsymia does not exclude the need to maintain a balanced diet, practice of regular physical exercise and healthy life habits.
The treatment with Qsymia should never be stopped without the knowledge of your doctor as there is a risk of seizures, and the schedules, doses and duration of treatment should be strictly respected.
what to do if someone use a larger amount than is recommended?
In case you take too much Qsymia, you should go to the nearest hospital, taking the packaging or package insert for the drug.