Topamax may help with weight loss

April 11, 2011 2:00:17 PM 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 2 drugs called Q-nexa is awaiting FDA approval.