Is NiceRx a Qsymia coupon provider?
We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access patient assistance programs. 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.
Qsymia patient assistance program
Patient assistance programs are typically sponsored by pharmaceutical companies and provide free or discounted medications to individuals with low income who are uninsured or under-insured and meet the eligibility criteria that vary by program. There are currently no known patient assistance programs for this medication.
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.
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:
- Trouble sleeping
- 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.
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 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.
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.