Active Ingredient(s): Lorcaserin Hydrochloride
FDA Approved: * June 27, 2012
Pharm Company: * ARENA PHARMS
Category: Diet / Weight Loss

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".

Belviq Overview

Lorcaserin, marketed under the brand name Belviq[4][5] is a weight-loss drug developed by Arena Pharmaceuticals. It reduces appetite by activating a type of serotonin receptor known as the 5-HT2C receptor in a region of the brain called the hypothalamus, which is known to control appetite.[6] It was removed from the market in the United States in 2020 due to an increased risk of cancer detected in users of Belviq. [7][1&a...

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belviq--need a doctor in Orlando, Florida area

My PCP "doesn't believe" in weight loss drugs. I'd like to see a doctor to see if BELVIQ is right for me. Does anyone know of a doctor in or near Orlando that would prescribe it if they feel I'm a candidate? ## I am also looking for a doc in Orlando that will prescribe this med. Please post back here if you find one and I will do the same ## You should thank your Doctor every day for not believing, neither does the FDA. It can cause cancer and has been pulled from the market:

Withdrawal Symptoms Belviq

I've taken belviq twice a day for 3 months (i think- one bottle worth). I didn't refill the RX and now, 4 days later I'm very dizzy and heart is racing. Is this withdrawal from Belviq? I can't find anything online about it. ## I have headaches and exhausted after 4 days without belviq. I too have been taking for 3 months 2 x a day. ## Sorry to hear about what you both are having to go through as a result of taking Belviq. I truly hope things are getting better day by day as the medication continues to leave your body... While I don't know if Belviq has been known to cause withdrawals or not, does list the following symptoms as side effects of Belviq (Lorcaserin): dizziness headaches excessive tiredness anxiety (which in my experience, can cause the heart to r...

I am exhausted and dizzy

Today marks one week of being on Belviq. Let me first say I have hypothyroidism which makes me lathargic already. Now I have added Belviq to the mix and functioning normally is a chore. I have also started having nightmares that keep me up throughout the night. I am dizzy and lightheaded all the time. I need to loose weight but if I cannot function I'm not sure how that will happen. I am on the fence about if I should stop taking this medicine. ## It is normal to experience side effects for the first 4 to 6 weeks of taking a new medication, but around 3 to 4 weeks in, they should start to taper off in severity, and eventually go away entirely, once your body is used to the medication. Other side effects of Belviq may include nausea, anxiety, hypertension, insomnia, and chills. Are y...

Online Doctor For Belviq

I'm searching for an online weight loss dr for a prescription for belviq. Are there any online doctors that help you with weight loss? ## Hello Kitten, While I can't say it's impossible it is extremely unlikely that you are going to find a doctor online who is willing to prescribe you a controlled medication, belviq is a controlled substance, without doing the proper physical and exam. Any doctor who would be willing to do so would not only be putting their career on the line but also putting your health at risk. Now that I've addressed that is there a particular reason that you would like to get this medication online and you don't want to go into a physical location to get the prescription? Perhaps if I knew the reasoning behind your logic I could assist you in a d...

Belviq with Methadone???

ive been working to reduce my daily methadone dosage for a year now, as I've been on maintenance. I'm down from 55 mg daily to only 15mg at this point and soon enough will be free of its clutches. I've been maintaining a clean lifestyle and I don't need a lecture on addiction. My question is--can Belviq be taken with Methadone? My doctor says it completely negates any opiate based or nRcotic pain medications in the brain. Last thing I need is to be thrown into sudden horrible withdrawals. For those of you unfamiliar with the methadone maintenance treatment, you must taper from it verrrrry slowly because it has a half life in the brain of up to three days. So does anyone have advice on HOW this medication works with opiate type pain medications like Vicodin, Norco, Oxycod...

Stopping Belviq

I stopped taking Belviq about 5 days ago. I have had a headache since. Before I stopped taking Belviq, I was feeling worse with feeling dizzy or aura like a migraine. I think I passed out because I fell and don't know what happened. I had also been feeling really sluggish. Low blood pressure. I called the doc. She said stop taking Belviq & HCTZ. Blood work normal. Still have a headache. Some dizziness still. What will make this headache go away? ## I also stopped taking Belviq on Sunday and since have had headaches, anxiety, racing heart, shaky and irritability. Are you feeling better yet? ## Finally feeling somewhat better. Headache is better and last couple days have had sporadic times of lightheadedness. I've also had some strange dreams too. ## Sorry to hear about both y...

Belviq side effects

Just began taking Belviq and have quickly developed a nasty sore throat and sinusitis. Has anyone else had this side effect? If so how long does it last? ## Hello, Shoogy! How are you? Yes, those can be side effects of Belviq, they've been reported by others. They may last 4 weeks, or so, while your body is getting used to the medication, but then should taper off in severity. If not, then it may not be the right medication for you to take and you may need to switch to something else. You may also experience blurred vision, fatigue and muscle spasms. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I started Belviq 4 days ago. How long will the tiredness and muscle stiffness last? It's a chore to go up and down stairs. I started taking B12 yesterday hoping it will help. Thanks. ## I h...

Alcohol and Belviq

Hello, I have been on Belviq for a little more than a week. It works great! I lightened my food portions and I still feel full before I finish it. I am still craving sweets but it is not as strong. I keep a bowl of red seedless grapes handy. It really helps. My question is this...on the weekend, it is nice to have a beer or a drink or two. Is this OK while I am taking Belviq? I can not find that information anywhere. Thank you. ## Hello, Harriet! How are you? Belviq can cause side effects, such as trouble concentrating, drowsiness and dizziness, so combining it with alcohol could worsen those effects, basically making one drink affect you as if you'd had 2 and so on. It is really best to avoid alcohol, while taking a prescription medication. However, if your doctor okays it, then yo...

Belviq plateau

I was on Belviq for 2 weeks and there was a mix up with my prescription. I didn't have any to take for another two weeks. Now that I've gotten my prescription again, it doesn't seem to be working. I have cravings and get hungry unlike before. It seems I have come upon a plateau and I've only lost 5 lbs. do I continue taking it or wait a while and start back? ## I would stop taking it for a while, if you are starting to have cravings. I lost 25 pounds while taking Belviq, but then it quit working after about five months. The cravings started to come back. This was last year. I have just recently gotten back on, and it is working again. Side note: My sister is also taking Belviq and she has lost around 40 pounds! :-) ## @Gorunrungo, Is it possible that you could've sim...

find doctor to prescribe belviq

I live in a small town but am close to wilmington and Lumberton n. c. I need to find a doctor that will prescribe belviq. I am 5 y'all and my weight has gotten up to 185. Can you help me find a doctor in these areas. Thank you Regina hovaldt ## I have gotten prescriptions from Coastal Internal and NHRMC Dr's group. You have to be at least 30% bodyfat ## Hello, I do not have a primary care physician but I do have Oxford Health Insurance. I am very interested in starting Belviq but I do not know where I can find a doctor to get a script. I live in NYC, 10016. Every place I have found has been in Brooklyn, NY and that is very far away from me. I need someone in NYC,NY (Manhattan). Or, of I can speak with a doctor on line and get the medication through them I would be thrilled, I kn...


Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Lorcaserin Hydrochloride
  • Tablet: 10mg
  • Tablet, Extended Release: 20mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Belviq: (1 result)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 62856-529 Belviq 10 mg Oral Tablet by Eisai, Inc

Other drugs which contain Lorcaserin Hydrochloride or a similar ingredient: (2 results)