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Wich medication is better to start obesity treatment? Qsymia, belviq (lorcaserin) or diethylpropion?
Difficult: Drugs should only be used for severe obesity with complications, and where diet and exercise have already been tried. Qsymia and dietylpropion both contain stimulants which can be addictive and increase the risk of heart damage. For that reason, Belviq (lorcaserin) has advantages. It can also be given with other heart safe drugs like orlistat and topiramate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is a controlled: medication that can help with weight loss if you're on an appropriate regimen of diet restriction and exercise. It only works while you're continuing to take it. Like all prescription medication, it has potential adverse side effects. Discuss w/your doctor and check the product's web site for more into. ...Read more
Have any doctors prescribed the med Belviq (lorcaserin) for weight loss? I just saw an ad for it on TV & and the side effects sound awful. It doesn't even describe what the drug even is! What is it?
Belviq (lorcaserin): It is a serotonin receptor drug (similar to the old flenfluramine which was taken off the market in 1997 because of heart valve issues associated with it). The new drug is at a lower dose, but still some concern for heart valve issues. 50% of users lost 12 pounds over 1 year vs 23% on placebo. Cannot be used with certain anti-depressants (SSRI or MAOI's) nor with tramadol (Ultram). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Weight loss drug: Hi. Belviq (lorcaserin) is a seritonergic drug that has FDA approval for weight loss. We now have several drugs approved by the FDA with demonstrated safety and efficacy for weight loss, Belviq, Qsymia, (phentermine and topiramate) and most recently, Contrave. Obesity is a disease, and we need safe and effective agents to treat it. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Haven't heard it...: Haven't heard that it had arrived in pharmacies. Last word was that it would be available in early 2013. One can just ask at a local pharmacy, such as cvs or walgreens, because the pharmacists will see it on their computers when it becomes available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
At least 1 week: Give it at least 1 week, may vary depending on some other factors. It takes about 3 days to reach steady plasma concentration. ...Read more
No interactions: Nothing really. No interactions between the two drugs. ...Read more
Every medication: has potential side effects.Get a more detailed answer ›
I'm 22 i'm 236 lbs my BMI is 40.7 i've been dieting and exercising for 4 months and lost 4 lbs human to docs and see about lorcaserin what could i do?
4'11 weigh 180. Which is better Adipex or Belviq (lorcaserin). I extremely worried about side effects of Belviq (lorcaserin).
I've had success with Adipex. No health problems?
I just saw an ad for the weight loss pill Belviq, (lorcaserin) is it safe and effective to use? Thank you
Don't believe the: hype! Ads are intended to sell, and to entice, and not necessarily to provide results or outcomes to everyone. You have to look behind the hype & find out the ingredients & see whether they are even safe to use. Your best bet to losing weight is to work with your doctor to come up with a medically sound plan that involves exercise & good nutrition (work with a nutritional consultant), not a pill. ...Read more
Can you take Belviq (lorcaserin) and bupropion 150 mg together? Can you take Belviq (lorcaserin) with Synthroid?
I'm 4'11" weigh 177 my doc prescribed Belviq (lorcaserin) to me. Is it worth trying or should I suggest adipex instead?
Weight: I am a very strong advocate of proper diet and exercise. I never encourage my patients to take weight loss medications. Drinking water and inhaling air don't make you gain weight. You are what you eat period. Even exercise is less than half a battle. Diet, diet, and diet!!! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 2mos post partum and need to lose 50lbs asap. Any prescription suggestions i can take to my dr such as qsymia or belviq (lorcaserin)? Or OTC products?
Went 2 doctor 2day 2 try belviq, (lorcaserin) she will not let me try it because she says I need blood work first. Had blood work there in July 2014. is that norm?
Yes: While I can't speak for other physicians, I would not prescribe Belviq (lorcaserin = http://www.drugs.com/belviq.html) w/o initial lab testing. Personally, results from July 2014 are not current enough in April, almost May 2015, but that's me. Moreover, Belviq is pregnancy category X which means it's known to cause birth defects. So I would want proof that you're not currently pregnant & discuss ...Read more