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  • halt_the_ranger halt_the_ranger Jan 2, 2013 11:18 PM Flag

    Doctors are skipping high cost and REMS of Qsymia, and prescribing GENERICS INSTEAD

    When I asked my doctor about the generics he told me that Qsymia was a time-release formula, and that the two component parts weren't available in that dose (only much higher doses, though I could buy a pill cutter to cut them in halves or quarters). He said it was a better idea to go with Qsymia.

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    • For the 100th time, look up Suprenza and Trokendi.
      They are both lower dose and both available as time-release.
      I am very tired of this "the components do not exist" argument.
      They do exist, you just do not want them to exist.

      Sentiment: Strong Sell

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      • Yes, Please DO look up Suprenza and Trokendi. It is a patent protected time released topiramate pill approved by the FDA for pediatric epilepsy, Trokendi is currently NOT on the market, and when it does go on the market in mid 2013 one pill of Trokendi is expected to cost about the same as one pill of Qsymia because again Trokendi is a patent protected exclusive drug made by Suprenza and will reimbursed by insurance. So why, oh why would someone take Trokendi over Qsymia? Please explain?

      • Those generics are available but in different dosages, compare the dosage of Suprenza and Trokendi and you are unable to mimic the dosage.

 
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