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What are the side effect of Qsymia as a prescription weight loss drug?

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The most common side effects are tingling hands and feet, dizziness, altered sense of taste, insomnia, constipation, and dry mouth. Serious side effects include certain birth defects (cleft lip and cleft palate), faster heart rate, suicidal thoughts or actions, and eye problems that could lead to permanent vision loss if not treated.

From: Prescription Weight Loss Drugs WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease: "Prescription Medications for the Treatment of Obesity."

FDA: "FDA Drug Safety Communication: Completed Safety Review of Xenical/Alli (orlistat) and Severe Liver Injury" and "Medications Target Long-Term Weight Control."

MedlinePlus: "Phentermine."

News release, FDA.

MedlinePlus.

 

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on April 24, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease: "Prescription Medications for the Treatment of Obesity."

FDA: "FDA Drug Safety Communication: Completed Safety Review of Xenical/Alli (orlistat) and Severe Liver Injury" and "Medications Target Long-Term Weight Control."

MedlinePlus: "Phentermine."

News release, FDA.

MedlinePlus.

 

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on April 24, 2018

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