New Diet Pill Qsymia Is Available Today

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Starting today, the newly FDA-approved diet drug Qsymia is available by prescription.

Made by Vivus Inc., the weight-loss pill is approved for obese patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher and overweight people, with a BMI of 27 or higher, who also have at least one weight-related condition like high blood pressure or diabetes.

The pill combines two existing drugs: phentermine, an appetite-suppressing stimulant often used for short-term weight loss, and topiramate, an anti-seizure drug that makes people feel fuller after eating.

Click here for everything you need to know before taking Qsymia.