Lose Weight Quickly with Qsymia- New Weight Loss Medication
Qsymia, diet pill in Miami, is the first new diet medication approved by the FDA in 15 years. The FDA has released this new weight loss medications to help individuals struggling to lose weight because after many years of frustration it came to the conclusion that most weight loss physicians know, its almost impossible to lose large amount of weight with some form of assistance. The forces that tell some individuals to eat are so powerful as to make “will power” almost useless over the long term. I am not talking about 10 or 15 lb, but 50 to 100 and even more lbs. The signals to eat converge on the appetite centers of the brain from the environment, brain, stomach and even the fat stores.
Qsymia: Diet Pill in Miami-First of the New Wave of Diet Medication
The first of this “new” series of diet medications to be released was Qsymia—a combination of two older medications—phentermine and topamax.
Qsymia reduces appetite and produces fullness and early satiety resulting in consuming much less food. The result of these dual actions is rapid weight loss. This is a very effective drug for large amounts of weight loss. It is especially effective for those with cravings, compulsive eating and large appetites. The feelings of fullness produced by the drug is as important as the significant reduction in appetite. This is a drug approved for long-term use-months and even years. It has substantial benefits for those individuals who have a great deal of weight to lose and are willing to take the drug for long periods of time. The fact that it comes in four different dose levels makes individualization of dose quite easy. I have prescribed it to more than 200 patients over the past 3 years with good results. The image below shows how the components of Qsymia reach the hypothalamus in the brain and activate various brain chemicals that reduce appetite and cravings as well as producing fullness.
What is New Weight Loss Medication: Qsymia? It’s Part Phentermine!
Qsymia is a new diet pill that is made by Vivus Pharmaceuticals. It is really two older drugs, phentermine and topamax. Phentermine has been used for more than 25 years as an appetite suppressor. It is the most famous and widely used of all diet medications. Marketed as Adipex, Ionamin and Fastin it has widespread use around the world. It is one of the components of Qsymia as well. Topamax has been used for a long time as treatment for headaches and seizures. Each drug has a different effect in the brain. It is believed catecholamines reuptake inhibition in the hypothalamus of the brain may result in less appetite and thermogenesis( increase in metabolism). Topamax works by decreasing appetite and increasing satiety in another part of the brain.
In the diagram to the right, the dual action of Qsymia is illustrated http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm312380.htmphentermine early in the morning to reduce daytime hunger and the topiramate latter in the day to reduce cravings which are more prevalent late in the day and in the evening.
Indications and Usage of Qsymia for Weight Loss:
Qsymia is indicated as an adjutant to a reduced calorie diet in weight management. You can qualify for Qsymia therapy with the following BMI’s: 1. 30 kg/m2 without medical problems, or 2. 27 kg/m2 with medical problems
Medical problems have been described as hypertension, diabetes mellitus and hyperlipemia syndromes.
How to Obtain Qsymia for Your Diet Plan
Qsymia is a Class IV controlled drug and can only be obtained by prescription from a licensed physician. Each physician has to take a training course so he is familiar with the drug and its side effects.
Dosages of Qsymia Permit Maximal Individualization of Dosage
Qsymia comes in 4 strengths (the first number is the phentermine dose and the second is the Topamax dose): 3.75/23, 7.5/46, 11.25/69 and 15/92. There are two starter doses and two treatment doses suggested. Each individual needs to start with the lowest dose and gradually increase the dose until he/she is receiving maximum benefit without side effects.
How Much Weight Loss Might You Expect with Qsymia?
Here is a comparison of Qsymia with a placebo for 12 months in 800 subjects treated with Qsymia once a day vs. weight loss seen with a placebo pill.The weight loss was 7 times as much in the Qsymia treated individual compared to placebo. Weight loss is expressed as % change in base line weight at 56 weeks. The mean weight loss in the treated group was 14.5% compared to 2% in the placebo group.
Dr Lipman’s Experience Treating Patients with Qsymia; Individualizing Dosing of Qsymia for Maximal Weight Loss
Dr Lipman has treated more than 300 patients with Qsymia since it was approved several years ago. His patients lost between 2.5 and 3.5 lbs per week over the average of 8 weeks. Many lost more in the beginning. Many who had a large amount of weight to lose took the medication for 8 to 12 months with excellent results. Side effects were few and did not limit its use. Dr Lipman was able to eliminate most side effects by individualizing dosage according to patient responses. Many patients, especially older ones do very well on the starter dose of 3.75/23. Most patients lose the most weight on the 7.5/46 dose and elect to remain on this dose. Dr Lipman has learned that there is considerable difference in response to the medication from person to person and the most successful weight loss patients are those that that the lowest, effective dose. Read more about studies on Qsymia and Dr Lipman’s experience.
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Limitations of Use of Qsymia in Diet Program
The effect of Osymia on cardiovascular morbidity and mortality is unknown. The safety of Osymia with other weight loss products is also unknown. Qsymia is contraindicated in pregnancy, breast feeding, children under 18 years of Age, hyperthyroidism, patients taking MAO’s, patients hypersensitive to sympathomimetric amines, patients with glaucoma, and people with renal or hepatic Impairment. Since the components of the drug have been proven save for more than 25 years and after millions and millions of treatment encounters and with the 6 year on going safety tests by the drug companies the FDA is confident about effectiveness and safety.More Information about Qsymia
Qsymia: Diet Pill in Miami is Reviewed by Dr Lipman and on Dr Oz Show
You can also learn more at Dr. Lipman’s website about Qsymia, or by reading his book “The Qsymia Plan for Weight Loss”.
The Qsymia Plan for Weight Loss: A Practical Guide to Using the New Diet Medication
Endocrinologist and weight loss expert Dr. Richard Lipman presents the first book focusing on the newest FDA approved weight loss drug, Qsymia. Dr. Lipman reviews the clinical trials of Qsymia and answers the questions whether Qsymia is for you, the side effects, the expected weight loss and how long it can be taken. He presents a simple plan for weight loss that can be successful for you.
Top Customer Reviews
I am a physician who has used this med for about 7 years for hundreds of patients (the 2 ingredients are generic so are available as such). I followed the trials of Qnexa(former name of Qsymia) closely, to use similar doses, as did many other weight loss clinics in the US. My results were that most patients had very successful weight losses of from 20 to 100 lbs.
But there is more, and this is the reason I feel so strongly in support of this med:
The patients became healthier by several clinical parameters. The first thing I would observe would be blood pressure reduction- within a week of starting the meds, ie before much weight loss. Within a month,I saw much improved cholesterol panels, reductions in C reactive protein, and reduction in fasting glucose levels. If a diabetic, HgBA1C when tested at the 3rd month would be decreased to a much lower level, many times in normal range.
Pts often reported improved sleep immediately, which I attributed to less nocturnal blood sugar fluctuations. Some reported that their snoring was completely resolved, before they lost any significant weight. Pts reported feeling and looking younger in that their muscle shapes changed to a more youthful appearance. Very few were exercisers.
I looked for 20 years for a med like this for my patients; so many would sit in front of me in tears as they had tried everything. They were different than the “thin” people who could eat everything.
I was, too.
I lost 30 lbs and still have kept it off.
A Family Practice Doc with a Weight Loss Clinic