Is Medical Weight Loss with Qsymia Right for You?

Posted by Patrick Domkowski on Wed, Feb 08, 2017

Achieving a happy and healthy self can be difficult, especially for those battling obesity. There are many ways to tackle the issue of obesity, and not every tactic will work best for you. Finding the best way to lose weight that fits your lifestyle is the hardest part, but each effort should be individualized. Considering the use of medical weight loss can be a new and helpful option for those who are struggling and think that surgery isn’t for them.

What is Qsymia?

Qsymia is a prescription medicine used to help battle weight loss. Qsymia contains phentermine and topiramate. The phentermine begins working immediately to help reduce your appetite, and topiramate helps you feel more satisfied after your meals. This medication is meant to be accompanied by a low-calorie diet and an increased amount of physical activity. Qsymia is for adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more.

Benefits of Qsymia

Qsymia was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2012, and since then has been rated the number one weight-loss drug! In the medical journal of JAMA, they found that after a year of taking Qsymia participants lost just short of 20 pounds. The competitors average weight loss was 12 pounds or lower.  

Is Qsymia for me?

Trying a new tactic to lose weight is intimidating. There are so many options out there, but deciding the best option for you is the most important. So, how do you know Qsymia is for you? Qsymia is for adults who have a BMI of 30 or more, have a difficult time losing weight, never seem to feel satisfied with their food intake, and don’t want to undergo surgery.

At Riverside Surgical and Weight Loss Center, we believe in utilizing all possible weight loss strategies to help you not only achieve a weight reduction, but also an improvement in health. While our bariatric surgery is safe and our outcomes are excellent, we also realize that surgery is not for everyone. That is why we tailor our weight loss programs to fit the person. Schedule your consultation today to see if Qsymia is right for you!


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