Doctor insights on:
Phentermine And Topamax
Wouldn't do it: Combining zoloft (sertraline) with Phentermine risks serotonin syndrome. It's rare but dangerous -- may include confusion, hallucinations, seizures, blood pressure changes, increased heart rate, fever, sweating, shivering or shaking, blurred vision, muscle spasm or stiffness, tremor, incoordination, stomach cramp, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. ...Read more
Phentermine is been around for about 60 years. Phentermine is an appetite suppressant the bariatrician in the winter of 2008. Has a article gives a great description of the medication phentermine. I have used Phentermine over the last nine years without any complications whatsoever. We only give a half of a 37.5 mg ...Read more
Can a combination of metformin, topamax, (topiramate) phentermine and wellbutrin help you lose weight?
Can you take Depakote and Topamax (topiramate) together? Is 500mg Depakote safe with 50mg of Topamax (topiramate)?
Yes & yes, BUT...: ...you didn't just wander into a pharmacy and made an impulse purchase. You got Rxs from a doctor for a reason, not just on a whim. Why are you trying to go around him/her? Asking anyone other than the MD who knows you and who knows the rationale for your treatment is unwise at best and dangerous at worst. You are entitled to an explanation in terms you understand FROM YOUR DOCTOR. ...Read more
The doctor prescribed me topamax (topiramate) and phentermine for weight loss. Are these effective?
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. ...Read more
Think long-term.: Short term risks and potential for abuse aside, the biggest flaw that I see with weight loss medications like this is the return of overweight once the pill is stopped. You really can't take these pills forever, and once stopped weight gain usually occurs, sometimes to or beyond your original weight. Again, quick fixes tend not to work in the long term. Be sensible and patient. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Would taking topirimate and Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) have the same effect as taking topirimate and phentermine.?
No: Topiramate and Phentermine have now been marketed together under the name of qsymia (phentermine and topiramate). These are intended for weight loss. Adderall has minimal weight loss effect in my experience in adults. With your cardiac illness, you also have to be very careful to have all of your medications approved by your cardiologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the maximum dosage of Topamax (topiramate) and phentermine for weight loss? I am on 15 phentermine 1x/day and 50 topamax (topiramate) 2x/day.
Yes: These meds could be taken together, I am not aware if any studies have been done studying these meds together and if that increases rates of abstinance from alcohol. But in theory they may complement each other. I will emphazie however that medications alone are rarely if ever enough to stop problem drinking but can be helpful if used with psycosocial support such as aa or counseling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably: There are several adverse interactions that might occur. However, with careful monitoring by your doctor it it likely safe. ...Read more
Yes, you can: The serotonin precursor oxitriptan may be useful for refractory depression and chronic pain. Topamax (topiramate) is antiepileptic drug have proven effectiveness in migraine prophylaxis. No interaction between these two drugs. Always talk with your doctor before changing or adding a new medication. ...Read more
I was prescribed topamax (topiramate), (topiramate) to take with my phentermine. What exactly is topamax (topiramate) prescribed for?
Topamax (topiramate): Topamax (topiramate) is a seizure medication. Topamax (topiramate) is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat seizures in adults and children. Topamax (topiramate) is also used to treat/prevent migraine headaches in adults. In your case, it might be prescribed for weight loss with phentermine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What has more side effects Dilantin or topamax (topiramate) and can topamax (topiramate) cause seizures?
Jeff24, U need help: I see that you posted many questions all related to your "seizure" which you may have had 14 yrs ago. Despite multiple answers from different docs, you are not satisfied and seem to obsess about this issue quite abit. Topamax (topiramate) is actually used to treat both seizure and migraine. Jeff24, call your doc and make an appointment for follow-up. I think you have obscessive-compulsive-disorder. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes you can: Yes you can. There are no significant interactions between the 2 medications. Allergra normally does not cause severe side effects or interactions with other medications. ...Read more
Simple answer is yes: Yes they can be taken together under the care of an md though so that the dosages can be titrated slowly and to effect. The two medications are different, with different profiles and can be used together for synergism depending on the ailment that is in question. ...Read more
Ambien/Topamax: As prescribed, yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
THE CORRECT ANSWER: Dr. Stein is correct in the adverse effects he lists. He is totally wrong in saying topamax (topiramate) is a mad drug, it has changed the lives of many of my patients with neuropathic pain and migraine headache. He also misstates what an ssri does...It prevents the reuptake of serotonin from the synapse, it does not deplete body levels of serotonin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to take zoloft (150mg/day) with Qsymia (phentermine and topiramate)? My PCP prescribed the Qsymia (phentermine and topiramate) to help aid in weight loss, knowing I take zoloft, but I see negatives
Not a good idea: please call your pharmacy for possible side effects and drug-drug interactions. ...Read more
Is indicated to treat epilepsy, but mainly a second line or adjunctive agent, and also useful to prevent migraine headaches. Has several adverse effects including: kidney stones, narrow angle glaucoma, metabolic acidosis, heatstroke in kids, paresthesias, slowing of speech and cognition, drowsiness. ...Read more