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Qsymia Patient assistance program

Is your Qsymia medication too expensive? Start receiving your medication for only $49 per month.*

Complete a free online enrollment application to find out if you’re eligible to pay only $49 per month for your Qsymia medication with our help.

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  • Convenient: We manage the whole process and we’re here to assist you
  • Ongoing refills: We request your medication refills on your behalf
  • Secure: Your personal and medical information is safe with us
  • Convenient: We manage the whole process and we’re here to assist you
  • Ongoing refills: We request your medication refills on your behalf

NiceRx works with your healthcare provider to help you access affordable medications directly from U.S. pharmaceutical companies.

An introduction to NiceRx

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  • An introduction to NiceRx
  • Next steps after qualifying
  • Uploading documents and billing
  • SSN & billing information
  • Medication delivery time

How it works

  • Apply Online

    Get started by filling out the online enrollment application to find out if you are eligible.

  • Qualification

    NiceRx verifies your eligibility for medication assistance and notifies you if you are qualified. The pharmaceutical company provides your medication for free and you only pay our service fee.

  • Upload Documents

    You may be required to submit further information and documents required by the pharmaceutical company which can be securely uploaded online.

  • Application Created

    Your application is created and sent to your doctor for signature. At this stage, you will be billed $49 and will not be billed again until you receive your first medication delivery.

  • Receive Medication

    Your application is sent to the pharmaceutical company. You will be billed again once you receive your medication. We handle the entire ordering process including requesting ongoing refills.

Medically reviewed by  Jamie Winn, PharmD

Your monthly Qsymia cost savings if eligible

If you are eligible for the Qsymia patient assistance program, the cost of your medication will be free. We only charge $49 per month for each medication, to cover our service fees. You could receive your Qsymia prescription for just $49 a month, regardless of the retail price of your medication.

Am I eligible for the Qsymia patient assistance program?

We will review your application to determine whether you are eligible for the Qsymia patient assistance program. Each program has its own eligibility criteria which is set by the pharmaceutical companies, however, the factors considered by most programs are:

  • I am a permanent, legal resident of the United States or Puerto Rico
  • I am uninsured or my insurance doesn’t cover my medication
  • I meet certain income eligibility requirements

How do I apply for the Qsymia patient assistance program?

We make it as easy as possible to apply for the Qsymia patient assistance program. The first step is to complete our enrollment application. Tell us about any medications you are taking, including Qsymia. We will also ask for details about your healthcare provider, insurance, and your household income. This information is required by the pharmaceutical manufacturers who ship your medication.

If we determine that you may be eligible for Qsymia assistance, we will handle the application process for you. We will work directly with your healthcare provider to prepare your application documents. Once we have received the signed application and supporting documents, we will submit them to the patient assistance program on your behalf. Our service continues once you are enrolled in the Qsymia patient assistance program, and we will automatically request your Qsymia medication refills for up to 1 year.

Is NiceRx a Qsymia coupon provider?

We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Qsymia patient assistance program. That means that we do not offer printable Qsymia manufacturer coupons, Qsymia discounts, or free Qsymia samples. We are not a Qsymia coupon provider or Qsymia discount card. Our service extends to assisting eligible individuals to access the medications they need through patient assistance programs.

Can NiceRx help me get Qsymia cheaper if I have insurance?

We may be able to help you to access Qsymia patient assistance in a variety of circumstances. This includes when your insurance company will not pay for your Qsymia medication or if you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility. We may also be able to help you if you do not have insurance. Please apply online to find out more.

How much does Qsymia cost without insurance?

Qsymia cost without insurance will vary depending on where you buy it. As a guide, Qsymia oral capsules, extended-release (3.75 mg-23 mg) usually cost $200 for 30 capsules. With NiceRx you will pay a flat monthly fee of $49, regardless of the retail price of your medication.

How much does Qsymia cost with insurance?

The copay for Qsymia with insurance depends on the terms of your healthcare plan. To find out how much this is, your healthcare provider or pharmacist will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance.

What is Qsymia?

Qsymia is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by VIVUS, Inc. Qsymia is used with a reduced-calorie diet and an increase in physical activity for chronic weight management in adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 kg/m2 or more (obese), or 27 kg/m2 or more (overweight) with at least one weight-related comorbidity such as hypertension (high blood pressure), type 2 diabetes mellitus, or dyslipidemia (high cholesterol).

What doses of Qsymia are available?

Qsymia is available in capsule form, in the following doses: phentermine mg/topiramate mg extended-release 3.75 mg/23 mg, 7.5 mg/46 mg, 11.25 mg/69 mg, or 15 mg/92 mg.

The recommended dose of Qsymia is 3.75 mg/23 mg daily for 14 days, then increased to 7.5 mg/46 mg daily. Weight loss should be checked after 12 weeks. If a patient has not lost a minimum of 3% of baseline body weight, stop treatment or reduce the dose as it is unlikely the patient will achieve and maintain clinically meaningful weight loss at this dose.

Please read the medication guide and always speak with your healthcare provider about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.

Qsymia active ingredients

This medication contains phentermine, an appetite suppressant, belonging to a class of drugs called sympathomimetic amines. Topiramate is known as an anticonvulsant or antiepileptic drug. As Qsymia contains phentermine, a Schedule IV drug, it too is controlled in Schedule IV of the Controlled Substances Act.

Qsymia side effects

The most common side effects of Qsymia in clinical trials compared to placebo include:

  • Paraesthesia
  • Dizziness
  • Dysgeusia
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Constipation
  • Dry mouth

In rare instances, Qsymia can cause more serious side effects. These can include:

  • Fetal Toxicity – females of reproductive potential should obtain a negative pregnancy test before treatment and monthly thereafter, and use effective contraception
  • Increase in heart rate
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Acute myopia and secondary angle-closure glaucoma
  • Mood and sleep disorders
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Metabolic acidosis
  • Elevated creatinine
  • Sudden changes in vision such as decreased vision, blurred vision, eye pain/redness

Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Qsymia against your risk of side effects. Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse events of Qsymia to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Qsymia drug interactions

Qsymia can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Oral contraceptives
  • CNS depressants including alcohol
  • Non-potassium sparing diuretics

This list is not exhaustive and other drugs may interact with Qsymia. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Qsymia contraindications

You should not use Qsymia if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredients phentermine or topiramate
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Qsymia
  • Have glaucoma
  • Have hyperthyroidism
  • Have taken monoamine oxidase inhibitors within 14 days
  • Have known hypersensitivity or idiosyncrasy to sympathomimetic amines
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant – may cause birth defects (cleft lip/cleft palate) or harm an unborn baby. Discuss the use of birth control with your doctor

Talk to your doctor before using Qsymia if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Qsymia
  • Have heart problems, or high blood pressure
  • Have had a heart attack or stroke
  • Have diabetes (weight loss may cause low blood sugar)
  • Have metabolic acidosis
  • Have osteomalacia, osteopenia, or osteoporosis
  • Have kidney disease, kidney stones, or dialysis
  • Have liver disease
  • Have depression, suicidal thoughts, or other mental health problems
  • Suffer from seizures
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

Qsymia generic

Qsymia is the trademark brand name for phentermine/topiramate manufactured by VIVUS, Inc. A generic version of phentermine/topiramate is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Qsymia savings through NiceRx.

*Qualifying persons may obtain medications directly from patient assistance programs without any out-of-pocket cost (or for less than $49 per medication). However, our monthly flat rate of just $49 per medication spares you the hassle of tracking down the different programs and filling out all the required paperwork for each program.

Enrollees enjoy a full-service solution, as NiceRx assists them and their physicians with the entire process. We prepare all required documents for the physician to sign, help enrollees manage all prescription refills, monitor eligibility criteria, and maintain enrollment.

**If you do not receive medications because you were determined to be ineligible for the prescription assistance by the applicable pharmaceutical companies and you have a letter of denial, we will refund any fees you paid toward medications for which you did not qualify to receive prescription assistance (“Refund”).

To receive a refund, you must send the letter of denial to us by fax to 888-517-7444, or by e-mail to [email protected] within 30 days of your receipt of such letter. The Refund is your sole and exclusive remedy for any fees you may wish to dispute.

The content on this website is intended for information purposes only. It does not constitute medical advice. The information on this website should not be relied upon and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. You should always speak to your doctor regarding the risks and benefits of any treatment.