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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 more
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 more
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 more
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 more
May 2013: Just got its dea approval this week. Should launch in the next week or two. ...Read more
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?
It might help, but: But only as long as you're taking it. You need to find a dietary approach and exercise regimen you can live with the rest of your life without medication. Make sure thyroid, etc. Is normal and start now. ...Read more
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?
YES health problems:
You are too heavy as you know.
I would recommend both a dietitian and a athletic trainer. ...Read more
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?
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
Doctor prescribe me belviq, (lorcaserin) but I been taking duloxetine for years. Will I be OK... I'm concern?
Caution: Belviq, (lorcaserin) used for weight loss, and duloxetine interact to increase risk for serotonin syndrome, with symptoms such as confusion, increased heart rate and blurred vision. Be sure to discuss with prescribing doctor, who may want to use low dose and careful monitoring. Healthy eating and regular exercise should continue for any weight loss program. I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more
I am taking celexa but my doctor started me on belviq (lorcaserin) for weight loss, is it ok to take together?
Ask your DR:
It is best to ask the prescribing DR this question.
And make sure they are aware of all the meds, including over the counter that you may be taking. ...Read more
4'11 weigh 180. Which is safer Adipex or Belviq (lorcaserin) for weight loss and to go along with a trainer and dietitian?
See a doctor: Both medication can have potential adverse effects. Let a doctor check you and see if one of them is a good choice for you. ...Read more
My Doc prescribe Belviq (lorcaserin) to me. I'm worried about side effects. Will I be ok to try it. I weigh 179lbs and am 5 foot?
No way to tell: No way to tell if you might get side effects. ...Read more
Confused. One Doc tells me to take Belviq (lorcaserin) and one Doc tells me to take Adipex for weight loss. Which is more effective and my best choice?
A recommendation to a patient is made after getting a complete medical history, and frequently after exam.
I would suggest choosing one of the DR's that you had the best relationship with and following that advice. ...Read more
I have been prescribed Belviq (lorcaserin) from my Doctor. I'm 4 feet 11 inches and weigh 179lbs pounds. I'm worried about the awful side effects. Is it safe?
Every: Medication has numerous side effects listed. It is relatively a safe medication but contraindicated in people with CAD or if pregnant or other medications. ...Read more
I need a prescription for a non-penicillin antibiotic for a toothache until I can see a dentist. I'm also seeking a prescription for Belviq (lorcaserin).
Misguided: Pills do not cure everything, and more often than not are not the best way to to resolve issues long term. Consider seeing a dentist for your dental problem and if the Belviq (lorcaserin) is for weight loss, more exercise and less calories along with seeing a physician if other related issues. Antibiotics for most toothaches are worthless. Set up some appointments asap. ...Read more
My doctor put me on belviq (lorcaserin) to help me lose weight I'm 320 and want to get to 150 will this work? How does it work? Is it better than gastric bypass?
Belviq (lorcaserin): Belviq (lorcaserin) works with serotonin to make you feel full. As compared to gastric bypass it would probably be safer as gastric bypass is permanent and has its own set of problems and difficulties. Try the Belviq (lorcaserin) if it doesn't work you can allways talk other options with your Dr Good Luck ...Read more
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more