How effective is phentermine and topiramate for weight loss?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

In large studies, about 70% of people taking a 15 mg/92 mg dose of Qsymia as part of a diet and exercise program lost at least 5% of their body weight over one year. Almost 50% lost at least 10% of their body weight. People who took Qsymia were also less likely to develop type 2 diabetes. 

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