If you are someone who is seriously overweight and has obesity-related disorders, you may want to ask your doctor about a new diet pill, Qnexa, that has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for short-term weight loss.
Qnexa, as described by a Yahoo! Health online article, “New Diet Drug Qnexa: Is it Right For You?” is a combination pill that consists of the drug phentermine, approved for short-term obesity treatment, and topiramate, approved for treatment of epilepsy and migraine.
In a study, it was prescribed to participants for 56 weeks. Participants also were involved in an exercise and healthy lifestyle program. Average weight loss during the study was 22 pounds for those taking the highest doses of the drug, compared to those given a lower dose who lost 18 pounds.
If you have been trying to lose weight using diet and exercise, you may want to check into using Qnexa as an additional option to surgery or other drugs.
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