Vivus announced the initial availability of Qsymia (phentermine and topiramate extended-release) capsules in over 8,000 retail pharmacies (Walgreens, Costco, Duane Reade) across the country. Mobile users are able to locate pharmacies that carry Qsymia through this website: www.FindQsymia.com.
With this certified retail expansion, the goals, commitments and components of the original Qsymia REMS will remain in place, including a Medication Guide, patient brochure, voluntary healthcare provider training and other educational tools.
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Qsymia is a schedule CIV drug indicated as an adjunct to a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity for chronic weight management in adult patients with an initial body mass index (BMI) of >30 (obese), or >27 (overweight) in the presence of at least one weight-related comorbidity, such as hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus or dyslipidemia.
Qsymia capsules had previously been available only through a certified mail-order pharmacy network. This will still be available for patients who prefer to receive their prescription by mail-order.
For more information call (888) 998-4887 or visit Qsymia.com.