Study: Drug helps patients lose up to 22 pounds

April 11, 2011 9:42:39 AM PDT
A medication commonly used to treat migraines and seizures could also help with weight loss when combined with another drug.

A new study shows that the migraine drug Topamax and weight-loss treatment phentermine helped patients lose between 18 and 22 pounds when combined with lifestyle counseling.

Patients in the study who received counseling alone lost an average of 3 pounds.

A pill combining the two drugs called Qnexa is awaiting FDA approval.