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Question:

Does phentermine cause me to have more weight loss than Belviq (lorcaserin)?

Answer:

Yes
MedHead Confidence Score: 6
Amount Saved: $278 per month cost of Belviq v. generic phentermine/topiramate post
Med-O-Meter

6

MedHead Message:

If you’re wanting to take medications to lose weight, start with generic phentermine, then add topiramate if needed later. They are generic so cost pennies on the dollar compared to branded medications, plus they work better. With all this money your saving, you could donate it to your local food bank!

References:

1. Nuffer, W. et. al. A Comparison of New Pharmacological Agents for the Treatment of Obesity. Ann Pharmacother. 2016 May;50(5):376-88. doi: 10.1177/1060028016634351. Epub 2016 Feb 17. 2. Bays, H. Phentermine, topiramate and their combination for the treatment of adiposopathy ('sick fat') and metabolic disease.Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2010 Dec;8(12):1777-801. doi: 10.1586/erc.10.125. Epub 2010 Aug 16. 3. Garvey, T W, et. al. 3. Two-year sustained weight loss and metabolic benefits with controlled-release phentermine/topiramate in obese and overweight adults (SEQUEL): a randomized, placebo-controlled, phase 3 extension study 4.www.goodrx.com/belviq 5. www.goodrx.com/phentermine 6. www.goodrx.com/topiramate

 

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