Qsymia Side Effects

Serious Side Effects

Some Qsymia side effects are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
  • Changes in mood or behavior, such as feeling depressed, anxious, agitated, irritable, or restless
  • Thoughts about death, suicide, or harming yourself
  • Attempts of suicide
  • Aggressive, violent, or dangerous acts or impulses
  • Feeling hyperactive or talking more than usual
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Changes in vision, with or without eye pain and redness
  • A rapid, forceful, or otherwise abnormal heartbeat
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Problems concentrating, speaking, or remembering things
  • Signs of metabolic acidosis, a problem that occurs when there is too much acid in the blood, such as:
    • Feeling tired
    • Not wanting to eat (loss of appetite)
    • Problems thinking
    • An abnormal heartbeat
 
  • Low blood sugar or signs of low blood sugar, such as:
    • Confusion or abnormal behavior
    • Blurred vision
    • Shakiness
    • Anxiety
    • Sweating
    • Fainting
 
  • Seizures
  • Signs of kidney stones, including severe side or back pain or blood in the urine
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Swelling of the mouth or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing.
 

Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
 
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking Qsymia or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to the medication, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
 
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