Prescriptive, Medical Weight Loss
Qsymia, approved by the FDA in 2012, is a once-daily prescription weight loss medication that contains two ingredients to help you lose weight and keep it off. Qsymia’s patented formulation is a unique combination of Phentermine and Topiramate, which works synergistically to help decrease appetite, increase energy level, and increase satiety or the feeling of being full.
Topiramate, also known as topamax, has been prescribed for many years for seizure disorders and migraine prophylaxis. It can aid in weight loss by making foods (sugars and sodas) taste less appealing while increasing satiety. It specifically acts on the brain neurotransmitters.
What to Expect: For your initial visit, you will need to schedule an appointment with our office. Upon arriving for your appointment, you will have a little paperwork to complete and then you will have your consultation with our Nurse Practitioner who will use her discretion (based on the FDA recommendations for treating obesity) to determine if Qsymia is a safe and good option for you. She will carefully screen you by evaluating your past medical history, any current medications you take, your vital signs, and your body mass index (BMI). You are not a good candidate for Qsymia if you have uncontrolled hypertension, glaucoma, hyperthyroidism, a history of heart attack and/or stroke, irregular heartbeat, are currently pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you take a medication of the MAOI class.
Qsymia is not a simple or quick fix to being overweight. However, it is intended to assist you in the initial phases of your weight loss regimen that includes incorporating healthier nutrition and lifestyle habits. It is our mission to help you achieve your health and weight loss goals through the use of nutritional counseling, fitness education, accountability, and continuous support.
*For follow-up visits, no appointment is necessary; it is only the initial consultation that requires a scheduled appointment.