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Question:

Does phentermine cause me to have more weight loss than Saxenda (liraglutide)?

Answer:

Yes
MedHead Confidence Score: 7
Amount Saved: $1,203 per month cost of Saxenda v. generic phentermine/topiramate post
Med-O-Meter

7

MedHead Message:

What a rip off, folks. Seriously. Don’t even think about paying $1,200 per month for an injectable drug that doesn’t even work as well as 2 medications that cost a total of around $16 per month. You can thank me later.

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/contrave 5. www.goodrx.com/phentermine 6. www.goodrx.com/topiramate

 

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