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If you’re struggling to lose excess pounds, you’re far from alone. About 56% of women and 42% of men in the United States attempt weight loss in a given year, according to recent findings. And still, over 70% of adults aged 20 and older are overweight or obese.
Our expert team at the offices of Jeffery Tun, MD, in Midtown East, Forest Hills, and the Queens neighborhoods in New York City, offer Qsymia® to help you reach your weight loss goals more efficiently.
Take a few minutes to learn more about this once-a-day weight loss medication.
Appetite control can be one of the biggest challenges when you’re overweight or obese and working on weight loss. Your body still craves as much food as you previously ate, while you eat less, making way for frustration and low moods. On top of that, it’s easy to crave comfort food when your moods go awry, creating a difficult Catch-22.
Qsymia is a prescription drug that contains an extended-release form of topiramate, as well as phentermine. Designed to help you lose excess weight and keep it off, it works by reducing your hunger pangs and helping you feel fuller longer.
Qsymia is meant to be taken as part of a weight loss-friendly lifestyle. So while it won’t stimulate weight loss on its own, it may help you get there more easily.
You may be a good candidate for Qsymia if you’re significantly overweight or obese and have at least one related health issue, such as Type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure.
Qsymia isn’t appropriate if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, have hyperthyroidism or glaucoma, or take a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) medication.
We may recommend different weight loss options if you develop side effects, such as a racing heartbeat, eye problems, or suicidal thoughts. Call us immediately if any of these issues occur, especially if they’re new.
Like any weight loss tool, you’ll experience the best results from Qsymia if you stick to a weight control-friendly lifestyle. Helpful strategies to consider include:
Addressing any underlying medical conditions that impact your weight — such as depression, diabetes, or thyroid disease — is important, too.
To learn more about Qsymia for weight loss or to get the care you need, call one of our offices or request an appointment through our website today.