Qsymia is a diet pill that when used together with a reduced calorie diet and exercise will allow adults with a BMI of 27 or greater to shed excess pounds. Qysmia is also used in people with weight related medical conditions. All of the limitations of the use of this drug are still unknown. However, it has some serious side effects as well, and should not be taken by people who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Qysmia also has other possible side effects as well.
Qysmia is an FDA approved treatment for chronic weight management. It is a tool for patients who are obese or very overweight with weight related health problems. Many people with these problems need a prescription to help them lose weight because their bodies burn less, their appetite is increased, and exercises are harder and hurt them. In a recent study, patients were able to lose 11 to 14 percent of their excess body weight in just 52 weeks. Patients who had weight related health issues were able to come off of their medications. Also, patients who had pre-weight related issues were able to prevent them.
The prescription weight loss pill Qysmia is now sold and certified in pharmacies as well as online. It works in different ways than other weight loss pills. This pill does carry some serious side effects including birth defects if taken during pregnancy. Women who are planning on taking Qysmia should confirm with their doctor that they are using effective birth control, and in fact are not pregnant. The drug should only be used in people over the age of 18 years. It is unknown if Qysmia increases or decreases your chance of heart problems, stroke, or death due to heart problems. It is also unknown if it is safe when taken with herbal weight loss products, over-the-counter products, and other prescriptions.
Qysmia does carry some serious side effects including:
-increased heart rate
-suicidal thoughts or tendencies
-feelings of anxiety
-feeling restless or agitated
-extreme increases in activity
-extreme increases of talking
-other unusual changes in behavior or mood
-vision problems such as sudden decrease in vision, eye pain, redness, -increased pressure in the eye
-trouble with concentration
-metabolic acidosis: fatigue, loss of appetite, changes in heartbeat, trouble thinking clearly
-low blood sugar
-central nervous system side effects such as dizziness and lightheadedness
-severe back pain
-blood in urine
-decrease in perspiration
-numbness and tingling in the hands, feet, and face
-alter the taste of food
It is important when taking Qysmia to report all changes in side effects to your doctor right away. Many times not reporting the side effects or changes can lead or cause permanent damage. It is important to realize that Qysmia is meant for people with a BMI of 27 or greater who also have weight related health conditions. It is also important to remember that Qysmia should not be used if you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Qysmia has great success rates when paired with a good diet and exercise.