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A 36-year-old member asked:

The doctor prescribed me topamax (topiramate) and phentermine for weight loss. are these effective?

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Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 36 years experience
Yes, in Some: Though Topamax (topiramate) was originally used only as an anti-epileptic & migraine medication, it is becoming popular as a weight loss medication. It's mechanism of action in weight loss is uncertain, but it's efficacy in producing weightloss is well-documented.Combination with phentermine is also becoming more common. Phentermine has been known for years to suppress appetite.
Last updated Jun 12, 2018

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