To further assist patients with their Qsymia prescriptions, VIVUS has also made available two new and enhanced cost savings programs valid for both mail-order and retail pharmacy patients. The Free to Start program provides patients a free trial offer valid for the first 14 days of the starting dose of Qsymia (3.75 mg/23 mg), and is limited to one free trial per patient. The Stick To It & Save program provides patients a discount on up to three prescription fills for 30 days each of the recommended dose of Qsymia (7.5 mg/46 mg). Eligible patients who pay cash-out-of-pocket or insured patients with a co-pay greater than $75 will pay no more than $75 per prescription (restrictions apply; visit www.Qsymia.com for more information).
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. Retail pharmacies interested in becoming certified to dispense Qsymia can call the Qsymia REMS Pharmacy Support Center at 1-855-302-6698.
Qsymia is approved in the U.S. and is indicated as an adjunct to a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity for chronic weight management in adults with an initial body mass index (BMI) of 30 kg/m 2 or greater (obese) or 27 kg/m 2 or greater (overweight) in the presence of at least one weight-related medical condition such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, or high cholesterol.The effect of Qsymia on cardiovascular morbidity and mortality has not been established. The safety and effectiveness of Qsymia in combination with other products intended for weight loss, including prescription and over-the-counter drugs, and herbal preparations, have not been established. Important Safety Information Qsymia (phentermine and topiramate extended-release) capsules CIV is contraindicated in pregnancy; in patients with glaucoma; in hyperthyroidism; in patients receiving treatment or within 14 days following treatment with monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs); or in patients with hypersensitivity to sympathomimetic amines, topiramate, or any of the inactive ingredients in Qsymia.
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