1. What is LomairaTM?
    Lomaira™ (phentermine hydrochloride USP) 8 mg tablets, CIV is a low-dose, low-cost prescription medicine approved by the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and used for a short period of time (a few weeks) for weight reduction. Lomaira is for adults with an initial body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more (obese) or 27 or more (overweight) with at least one weight-related condition such as controlled high blood pressure, diabetes, or high cholesterol and should be used together with regular exercise and a reduced-calorie diet. BMI measures the amount of fat in the body based on height and weight. BMI is measured in kg/m2.

    Lomaira is the only strength of phentermine approved by the FDA for use up to three times a day before meals.

  2. What if my pharmacy says it doesn’t have Lomaira?
    If your pharmacy doesn’t yet have Lomaira in stock, please call the Lomaira customer service number at 1-844-lomaira (1-844-566-2472) and a representative will contact your pharmacy to make sure that Lomaira is received within 24-48 hours.
  3. How does Lomaira work?
    Lomaira is an appetite suppressant that works by releasing two chemicals in the brain called norepinephrine and epinephrine. When these chemicals are released, the feeling of hunger is minimized1. It has not been established that the primary action of such drugs in treating obesity is one of appetite suppression since other central nervous system actions, or metabolic effects, may also be involved.2
  4. How do I know if Lomaira is right for me?
    Your doctor will let you know if Lomaira is right for you. Lomaira is intended for adults with an initial BMI of 30 or more (obese) or 27 or more (overweight) with at least one weight-related condition such as controlled high blood pressure, diabetes, or high cholesterol. Lomaira should be used together with regular exercise and a reduced-calorie diet. Patients should talk with their physicians about their medical history and current weight-loss plan to determine if Lomaira may be an appropriate option. Lomaira can be taken in the afternoon and before dinner, which may help patients who struggle with their appetite during the afternoon and early evening hours.
  5. When can I take Lomaira?
    Lomaira is FDA-approved to be used up to three times a day, as prescribed by a healthcare professional. Dosage should be individualized to obtain an adequate response with the lowest effective dose.Lomaira can be taken in the afternoon and before dinner, which may help patients who find it difficult to suppress their appetite during the afternoon and early evening hours. You should work together with your doctor to customize a plan of when and how often you should take Lomaira to best meet your individual needs.
  6. How long should I take Lomaira?
    Lomaira is intended for short-term use, which is usually interpreted as up to 12 weeks.3
  7. How quickly will I begin to see results from taking Lomaira?
    Results will vary depending on the individual. In relatively short-term clinical trials, adult obese subjects instructed in dietary management and treated with “anorectic” drugs lost more weight on average than those treated with placebo and diet.4
  8. What are the benefits of Lomaira as compared to phentermine?
    Lomaira 8 mg tablets CIV is now the lowest dosage of phentermine HCl monotherapy and is the only formulation of phentermine HCl that is FDA-approved to be used up to three times a day before meals. This can include use before lunch and dinner, which may help patients who find it difficult to suppress their appetite during the afternoon and early evening hours.

    Lomaira provides a low-dose formulation of its active ingredient, phentermine HCI, an FDA-approved appetite suppressant which has been widely-prescribed since 1959, and is intended for short term use, which is usually interpreted as 12 weeks5. Phentermine is typically prescribed in doses ranging from 15 to 37.5 mg and taken either before or within a few hours of breakfast.

  9. How safe is Lomaira?
    The active ingredient in Lomaira is phentermine HCl, an appetite suppressant, which has been widely-prescribed by physicians since 1959 and is currently prescribed over 7 million times a year in the United States alone. Lomaira 8 mg provides a low-dose formulation of phentermine HCI compared to the typical doses ranging from 15 to 37.5 mg. As with all medications, there are potential side effects. Some side effects of phentermine that have been reported include pulmonary hypertension, valvular heart disease, palpitations, increased heart rate or blood pressure, insomnia, restlessness, dry mouth, diarrhea, constipation and changes in sexual drive. These are not all of the potential side effects of phentermine. For the full prescribing information, visit www.lomaira.com.
  10. What are the active ingredients in Lomaira?
    The active ingredient in Lomaira is phentermine HCI, an FDA-approved appetite suppressant that has been widely prescribed since 1959 and is intended for short term use of up to 12 weeks.
  11. Are there any side effects associated with Lomaira?
    As with all medications, there are possible side effects associated with taking Lomaira. Some side effects of phentermine that have been reported include pulmonary hypertension, valvular heart disease, palpitations, increased heart rate or blood pressure, insomnia, restlessness, dry mouth, diarrhea, constipation and changes in sexual drive. For the full prescribing information, visit www.lomaira.com.

    Phentermine has been widely-prescribed by physicians since 1959 and is currently prescribed over 7 million times per year in the U.S.

  12. When did the FDA approve Lomaira?
    Lomaira was approved by the FDA on September 12, 2016. Lomaira is available in all U.S. pharmacies.
  13. How does the cost of Lomaira compare to other prescription weight loss drugs?
    Lomaira is reasonably priced to ensure that cost does not create a hurdle. Through KVK Tech’s Lomaira Lo-Cost Access Program, eligible patients will pay no more than 50 cents per tablet for the duration of treatment. The Lomaira Lo-cost Access program was created to enable KVK to absorb any price markups from other parties along the supply chain that could increase the financial burden to our patients. The low price of Lomaira is in sharp contrast to some other prescription branded weight loss medications.
  14. Where can I buy Lomaira?
    Lomaira is available by prescription only. Talk with your doctor to see if Lomaira is right for you and to customize a plan of when and how often you should take Lomaira to best meet your needs.
  15. Is Lomaira covered by Medicare or private insurers?
    Coverage of prescription weight loss drugs varies widely. The Lomaira Lo-Cost Access Program is not available to patients eligible for federal healthcare programs that cover prescription drugs, including Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, or any similar state or federal healthcare programs. To ensure that cost does not create a hurdle, Lomaira is reasonably priced. Through KVK Tech’s Lomaira Lo-Cost Access Program, eligible patients will pay no more than 50 cents per tablet for the duration of treatment. The Lomaira Lo-Cost Access program was created so that KVK will absorb any price markups from other parties along the supply chain that could increase the financial burden to our patients.

    The low price of Lomaira is in sharp contrast to some other prescription branded weight loss medications.

  16. What is KVK Tech and where is the company located?
    Based in Newtown, Pa., and founded in 2004, KVK Tech is a leader in the development and manufacture of high-quality, FDA-approved medicines that address unmet patient needs. The company takes pride in its ability to advance medical care and offer low-cost alternatives in response to today’s healthcare challenges.
  17. Where are KVK Tech’s products made?
    KVK Tech products are made in the U.S.A. in a state-of-the-art facility in Newtown, Pa. As with all KVK Tech products, Lomaira is exclusively manufactured and packaged in the United States, in the strictest accordance with FDA, DEA, and DEP guidelines. It is rare for a pharmaceutical company to have all operations in the U.S. About 40 percent of the medications Americans use every day are made outside the U.S.6
  18. What makes KVK Tech stand apart in the industry?
    All of KVK’s products are made in the United States in a state-of-the-art facility in Newtown, Pa. KVK is committed to maintaining our entire business operations in America and continues to build strong, lasting relationships with the nation’s largest pharmacy chains, wholesalers and distributors. It is rare for a pharmaceutical company to have all operations in the U.S. About 40 percent of the medications Americans use every day are made outside the U.S.7

    KVK Tech has a special way of empowering families through two unique programs available to all of their employees. KVK Tech provides an annual $5,000 scholarship to all of its employees who have a child enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university. Additionally, the company offers an annual $3,000 scholarship per year to each employee that has a child under the age of six to help offset the expenses of child care.

1 Johnny Bowden. Living the Low-Carb Life: From Atkins to the Zone Choosing the Diet That’s Right for You 2003; 155.

2 Lomaira Package Insert

3 New Vistas for the Treatment of Obesity, RICM (suppl 2)…

4 Lomaira Package Insert

5 New Vistas for the Treatment of Obesity, RICM (suppl 2)…

6Teresa Carr. Are generic drugs like Apotex medication made in India safe. ConsumerReports; April 25, 2014

7Teresa Carr. Are generic drugs like Apotex medication made in India safe. ConsumerReports; April 25, 2014