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Phentermine And Topiramate

Qsymia

Qsymia is an extended-release combination of two existing medications: phentermine, used to suppress the appetite to aid in weight loss, and topiramate, used primarily to treat epilepsy and prevent migraine headaches but with a common side effect of weight loss. Qsymia has no generic alternative available. Another prescription option for weight loss, Belviq, is also now available. Compare sympathomimetic / anti-epileptic combinations.

Availability: Qsymia is only available at select pharmacies and through the Qsymia Home Delivery program. Learn More

Insurance Coverage: Many major insurance plans no longer cover Qsymia starting in 2016. Learn More

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Phentermine And Topiramate Savings Tips

Fill a 90-Day Supply to Save

You may find that filling a 90-day supply will reduce your total cost for this prescription. As an added bonus, you'll make fewer trips to the pharmacy, saving you time and money.

A couple of things to keep in mind: first, you may need a new prescription from your doctor that allows you to fill a 90-day quantity. Your insurance plan may also require that you fill through a mail order pharmacy for fills of more than a 30-day supply.

When Will the Generic Be Available?

It is possible that Qsymia may become available as generic phentermine/topiramate after June 2029. Generics are typically much cheaper than the branded version of a drug.

This is the earliest possible generic release date based on patent expiration at this time. It is possible that phentermine/topiramate could become available sooner or later, depending on FDA approval, other patents, and whether any manufacturers decide to make a generic version of Qsymia.

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