November 14, 2012

European regulators won’t recommend weight loss drug containing Topamax ingredient

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended not to approve a new weight loss drug containing topiramate, the active drug in Topamax. The EMA expressed concerns about the long-term risks of cardiovascular problems and other side effects associated with the drug, known as Qsymia. Topamax was recently upgraded to the FDA’s Pregnancy Category D, signifying the drug has a proven risk of causing birth defects.

Read more about the risks associated with Qsymia...

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