Combo of drugs for obesity, seizure aids in weight loss, study finds

04/12/2011 |

A study in The Lancet of 2,487 very overweight individuals found that an experimental combination of the obesity drug phentermine and anti-seizure medication topiramate helped reduce body weight by an average of nearly 10% in one year. The participants also had improvements in blood pressure, cholesterol, C-reactive protein and HbA1c levels. In addition, some participants with type 2 diabetes were able to stop their medications by the end of the study.

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