Health

Ask health experts and get answers to your health question ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I would like to try the weight loss pill Qsymia. Can you…

Customer Question
I would like to try...
I would like to try the weight loss pill Qsymia. Can you prescribe this for me?
Submitted: 3 years ago.Category: Health
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Health Question
Answered in 4 minutes by:
6/28/2015
Health Professional: Dr. Chip, Doctor (MD) replied 3 years ago
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip, Doctor (MD)
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 38,362
Experience: Over 20 yrs of Family Practice
Verified

Sorry but we don't provide prescriptions here, and considering that Qsymia is also a controlled substance, for a license physician to do so would not only constitute malpractice and put his license in jeopardy, but both he and the customer would be guilty of a felony since he had never seen the patient in his office.

I'll be more than happy to discuss weight loss and medications for it with you if you want to continue.

Ask Your Own Health Question
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
I found you on a site for online doctors that can prescribe medication. I would have just went to my doctor if i would have known you couldn't prescribe.
Health Professional: Dr. Chip, Doctor (MD) replied 3 years ago
Can I at least ask why you didn't go to your doctor? And whatever site you looked at wasn't JustAnswer. And like I said before it would be a felony for you to try to get the medicine online
Ask Your Own Health Question
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
I don't want to wait 2 months for an appt. I have already been numerous times for them to test me and tell me there is no medical reason for me to have gained so much weight in a year but after keeping food and exercise journals they say I'm doing everything right to lose weight. I thought trying a weight loss pill would be the next step. I didn't realize that a weight loss pill was just a big deal to get online.
Health Professional: Dr. Chip, Doctor (MD) replied 3 years ago

Do you realize that there are no magic pills that simply melt fat away?

And I assume you've had your thyroid function and cortisol levels checked?

And did you know that prescription appetite suppressants like Qsymia are not without significant health risks?

Ask Your Own Health Question
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
to all questions above. Thank you for your help. I'll make an appt with my doctor.
Health Professional: Dr. Chip, Doctor (MD) replied 3 years ago
OK
Ask Your Own Health Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a health professionalLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Family Physician Your Own Question
Family Physician
Family Physician
Family Physician, Doctor (MD)
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 5,660
5,660 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years

Family Physician is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much

Corrie MollPretoria, South Africa

I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well!

ClaudiaAlbuquerque, NM

Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion.

KevinBeaverton, OR

Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
I feel better already! Thank you.

ElanorTracy, CA

Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem.

JulieLockesburg, AR

You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions.

John and StefanieTucson, AZ

I have been dealing with an extremely serious health crisis for over three years, and one your physicians asked me more questions, gave me more answers and encouragement than a dozen different doctors who have been treating me!!

Janet VPhoenix, AZ

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Family Physician

Family Physician

Doctor (MD)

5,660 satisfied customers

Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years

Dr. Ketch

Dr. Ketch

Doctor

102 satisfied customers

Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University

DrRussMD

DrRussMD

Doctor (MD)

5,096 satisfied customers

Practice Director

Dr. Arun Phophalia

Dr. Arun Phophalia

Doctor (MD)

19,863 satisfied customers

MBBS, MS (General Surgery), Fellowship in Sports Medicine

Dr. Chip

Dr. Chip

Doctor (MD)

38,362 satisfied customers

Over 20 yrs of Family Practice

Dr. Mark

Dr. Mark

Doctor (MD)

6,253 satisfied customers

U.S. Physician/Surgeon in Neurosurgery

Dr. Gupta

Dr. Gupta

Doctor (MD)

5,053 satisfied customers

Vastly experienced MD Physician with 19 years of experience.

< Previous | Next >

Related Health Questions
I have lost over 45 pounds. I need to lose 25 more. I weigh
I have lost over 45 pounds. I need to lose 25 more. I weigh 190 now and I have tried exercises, wieght training and tried all sorts of things. My numbers are in the normal range. I need help in losing… read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Doctor (MD)
Post-Doctoral Degree
19,863 satisfied customers
During the 6 min walk test my pulse ox drops to 88, my doc
During the 6 min walk test my pulse ox drops to 88, my doc can not figure out what's wrong. I present with nothing else. He says it's my weight, I don't believe him. All other breathing tests normal b… read more
Dr. Brims
Dr. Brims
U.S. Licensed Physician
Doctoral Degree
5,047 satisfied customers
I had questions about the pill "Phentermine" I have been
Hello, I had questions about the pill "Phentermine" I have been trying to lose weight for a while now. I am 310lbs and have been trying everything. I have been dieting and excersizing but still no res… read more
Expert
Expert
6,954 satisfied customers
I'm a 50 yr. female with a BMI of 30.9. I manage high blood
Hi. I'm a 50 yr. female with a BMI of 30.9. I manage high blood pressure with Amlod/Benazp 5-20mg, low thyroid with Synthroid .05mg, and anxiety with Sertraline 50 mg. Could I be a candidate to take Q… read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Doctor (MD)
Post-Doctoral Degree
19,863 satisfied customers
I'm 29, married my wife 5 years ago and have a 4 year old
Good Afternoon, I'm 29, married my wife 5 years ago and have a 4 year old daughter with another baby on the way. Throughout High School and College, I was always well within a healthy BMI. However, af… read more
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip
Doctor (MD)
38,362 satisfied customers
I am doing the Ozo slimming gel treatment. What is your take
I am doing the Ozo slimming gel treatment. What is your take on it, will it work to loose weight? And what is the diff between losing cm and kg?… read more
Dr. Sohaib
Dr. Sohaib
Fellowship in Medicine
3,350 satisfied customers
Both my feet have been falling asleep at the same time
Both my feet have been falling asleep at the same time frequently now. I'm starting to worry.… read more
Anthony Bray, MD
Anthony Bray, MD
Doctoral Degree
9,226 satisfied customers
I want to loose 5 - 10 kg. Is the nuvagenic and solpria
I want to loose 5 - 10 kg. Is the nuvagenic and solpria cleanse safe to use and where in Gauteng can you buy it… read more
Dr. Sohaib
Dr. Sohaib
Fellowship in Medicine
3,350 satisfied customers
I am on warfarin for a blood clot in left calf muscle, i am
I am on warfarin for a blood clot in left calf muscle, i am also on crestor tabs 5mg to reduce colesterol. Can i take clenbuterol for waight loss? male 38yo… read more
Dr. Sohaib
Dr. Sohaib
Fellowship in Medicine
3,350 satisfied customers
I have PCOS and have been doing everything to lose weight
I have PCOS and have been doing everything to lose weight and nothing. I was wondering if there was a weight loss pill I could take for a month or two to help me lose some weight before this wedding I… read more
Dr Owen
Dr Owen
Ob/Gyn Doctor
Doctoral Degree
406 satisfied customers
I called around and the local drs here are not taking new
i called around and the local drs here are not taking new patients for weight loss pills. im a mother of 3 and a stay at home wife. i have lost the energy & want to lose the weight. i have noticed my … read more
DrRussMD
DrRussMD
Doctor (MD)
5,096 satisfied customers
Where can i find a dr who prescribe me phentramine 37.5
where can i find a dr who prescribe me phentramine 37.5 weight loss pills here in st.louis. i have tried numerous other weight loss supplement but phentramine 37.5 is the only one that seems to work f… read more
911DOC
911DOC
Emergency Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,792 satisfied customers
Is it likely my doctor would prescribe obesity pills to me,
is it likely my doctor would prescribe obesity pills to me, i have tried so many methods of diet and excercise and always manage to loose a little weight but no where near enough. I heard about them f… read more
Dr Heal
Dr Heal
Senior Physician
Bachelor's Degree
344 satisfied customers
I am scheduled for a hair folical drug test. I took a 20mg
I am scheduled for a hair folical drug test. I took a 20mg pill of adderall on two different occasions and am by no means a pill popper. I am still scared that this will show and effect my chances of … read more
Family Physician
Family Physician
Doctor (MD)
Doctoral Degree
5,660 satisfied customers
I am 13stone 8 pounds i am very self conious and wont go out
hi i am 13stone 8 pounds i am very self conious and wont go out house i went2docs and he refused2give me slimming tablets do u think i shud ask for 2nd apion… read more
Rylee-RN,CNM
Rylee-RN,CNM
RN, CNM
200 satisfied customers
Please, what are the best recommended weight loss pills or
Please, what are the best recommended weight loss pills or appetite suppressants and where will I get them.… read more
Schuyler
Schuyler
1,944 satisfied customers
I want to loose weight, Im 34 yrs old, and Im 5ft tall, and
I want to loose weight , Im 34 yrs old , and Im 5ft tall , and I weigh 170 . I know I need to eat heathy , and exercise , but I feel like I need some help . Ive read about Phentermine on the internet … read more
D. Baron, MD
D. Baron, MD
Doctoral Degree
582 satisfied customers
I just started taking adipex for weight loss and I am also
I just started taking adipex for weight loss and I am also taking birth conrol pills. My bloodpressure is usually normal. Is it ok to take the two together or should I stop taking the birth control pi… read more
Pauline
Pauline
Doctor
Bachelor Degree
776 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x