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QsymiaPhentermine and Topiramate
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. The lowest GoodRx price for the most common version of Qsymia is around $222.71, 5% off the average retail price of $236.17. Compare sympathomimetic / anti-epileptic combinations.
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7.5mg/46mg
30 capsules
Qsymia(brand)
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7.5mg/46mg
30 capsules
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. Learn More

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“Can I just stop my medication?” This question, frequently asked of primary care doctors, has a complicated answer. For starters, if you are taking a medication that is controlling an ongoing medical problem like high blood pressure, diabetes or high cholesterol, you should never stop it on your own—or your problem will return. Many patients do come clean though and report that they just plain stopped their meds. See More

48 Prescription Medications To Be Dropped by Insurance in 2019

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As drug makers are facing increasing scrutiny over high drug prices, pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) Express Scripts announces that they will be excluding 48 new drugs from insurance coverage in 2019. If you have insurance, it’s time to pay attention.

Every year, PBMs like Express Scripts evaluate the clinical value and financial cost of prescription medications and create a list of drugs covered by insurance, known as formularies. See More

Here’s How to Save on Weight Loss Medication Contrave

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If healthy lifestyle changes like diet and exercise haven’t been enough to help you shed those pounds, your doctor may suggest that you turn to a weight loss medication, like Contrave. While patients may only take it for a short period of time, out of pocket costs for Contrave can reach well beyond $600 per month, and it may not be covered by some insurance companies. But GoodRx is here to help.

Losing weight is hard, but affording your diet medication shouldn’t be. See More

5 New Years Resolution Tips From the Pharmacist

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It’s officially 2018, which means it’s time to make those new year’s resolutions.

While it might be easy to stick to the resolutions for a few days, sometimes life can catch up with us. So how do you make those difficult new years resolutions stick? Here are some tips from the pharmacist to help you achieve your goals this year.

Lose those extra pounds

If you’ve decided that 2018 is going to be the year you lose that extra baggage you’ve been carrying—congratulations! Losing weight can help with a number of health problems like diabetes, high cholesterol, and joint problems to name a few. See More

2015 In Review: The Good(Rx) and Bad

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2015 was another tough year for American’s health care budgets. Insurance premiums increased, coverage was dropped for a number of important drugs, and overall we’re spending more for our health care.

Don’t break out the antidepressants yet—it’s not all bad news. A number of important drugs went generic, which will generally mean huge savings and lower costs. Plus, a large number of drugs actually decreased in price. See More

50+ Drugs Dropped by Insurance in 2016, Including Viagra and Qsymia

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It’s that time again—the new lists of covered and excluded drugs on next year’s insurance plans are out, and it doesn’t look great. For many Americans with health insurance, more than 50 popular brand-name and generic drugs may no longer be covered starting in January 2016.

Express Scripts and Caremark, companies that handles pharmacy benefits for more than 200 million Americans, are removing about 20 – 30 drugs each from their national preferred formularies at the end of 2015. See More

The Skinny on Weight Loss Drugs: Can Prescriptions Actually Work?

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Many Americans struggle with their weight. More than two-thirds of American adults are considered overweight, and one-third are obese. Obesity-related illness is estimated to cost the American economy almost $200 billion a year.

Sadly, there isn’t yet a perfect pill to end obesity. However, there are a variety of prescription options to help you jump-start your weight loss, with a number of new drugs approved in just the past few years. See More

What Do You Need to Know About Saxenda for Weight Loss?

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You may remember people talking about the diabetes drug Victoza (liraglutide) as a weight loss med. (You can check out our previous article on the subject here.)

Well, Victoza with a new name at a higher dose has just been approved by the FDA as Saxenda (liraglutide) for the treatment of obesity.

What is this Saxenda? It’s a higher dose of Victoza, which has been available in the US since 2010 for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. See More

2014 Brings Two New Weight Loss Drugs!

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Do we have better meds for weight loss now? September brought news of two new weight loss medications, Contrave and Saxenda. Funny thing is both of them are drugs used for other indications, now approved for weight loss. So these meds have been around, in one form or another. These two will join Belviq, Qsymia, and orlistat (available over the counter as Alli).

The newest drug available for weight loss is Contrave which is a combination of two older drugs: bupropion and naltrexone. See More

10 Things You Don’t Know About Topamax (Topiramate)

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1.  Topamax (topiramate) works for the prevention of migraine and for seizures. What is awesome is the exact mechanism of its effects are unknown. So we don’t really know why it works to prevent migraines. We do know that topiramate may block the spread of seizures rather than raise the seizure threshold like other anti-seizure medications.

2.  Topamax is available as generic topiramate now, making it a ton cheaper than it was a couple years ago. See More

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