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Precautions and Warnings With Phentermine and Topiramate

Who Should Not Take Phentermine and Topiramate?

You should not take phentermine and topiramate if you:
 
  • Are allergic to Qsymia, topiramate (Topamax®), phentermine, sympathomimetic amines, or any of the inactive components used to make the medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
 
  • Are pregnant.
     
  • Are currently taking a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) or have taken one in the past two weeks.
 

Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which phentermine and topiramate should not be taken, as well as several precautions and warnings people should be aware of before starting the medication. However, it is possible that not all of these safety concerns were discussed in this article. Therefore, talk with your healthcare provider about the issues that may directly apply to you.

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Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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