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Belviq Reviews

Ever since it gained FDA approval, Belviq has been making headlines and making waves.

Belviq is touted as the “next big thing” in the dieting industry. It offers powerful appetite-suppressing, mood-enhancing effects through the use of a single ingredient: Lorcaserin Hydrochloride. Furthermore, it’s designed for long-term use!

Yet is Belviq as amazing as advertisements would have you believe?

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What Makes Belviq Unique?

Since Sibutramine and Fenfluramine’s removal back in 1997, the FDA was reluctant to approve new obesity drugs. Concerns about heart valve damage, tumors, and similar conditions made it almost impossible for a new product to get the green light.

However, after years of clinical research and testing involving over 8,000 participants, Belviq received FDA approval in June 2012, about the same time Qsymia also gained approval.

Lorcaserin, its sole ingredient, interacts with and blocks serotonin receptors responsible for regulating satiety and appetite. When used correctly, this results in feeling fuller for longer. Belviq makes it easier to stick to a healthy, low-calorie diet.

According to placebo controlled studies, Belviq users lost an average of 3% to 3.7% more weight than those who received a placebo.

After taking Belviq for 1-2 years, close to 47% of healthy individuals lost 5% of their body weight while only 23% of the placebo group lost the same amount.

Over a 1 to 2 year period, a 200 lb. adult would lose 10 pounds according to studies.

Perhaps slow and steady wins the weight loss race for some with this medication.

Should You Be Worried About Side Effects?

Because Belviq affects serotonin, like Fenfluramine, many express concern over its potential for abuse. However, this medication has recently been listed as a Schedule IV drug which means it’s been listed as having a low potential for abuse.

Belviq is fairly safe in prescribed amounts, but in larger doses there can be concern, it can be addictive and dangerous. According to reports, taking excessive amounts of Belviq may trigger different serotonin switches than the intended appetite regulators.

Consequently, Belviq is only available with a doctor’s prescription.

Even when taken in safe dosages, however, Belviq, like any medication, may trigger side effects, including:
• Dizziness
• Nausea
• Headaches
• Fatigue
• Dry Mouth
• Constipation

Furthermore, according to reports, diabetics who take Belviq may experience additional side effects such as:
• Back Pain
• Cough
• Low Blood Sugar
• Fatigue
• Migraines

Originally, Belviq was denied FDA approval in 2007 due to rumors and claims of heart-valve damage and tumors.

However, an FDA press release states[1], “When used at the approved dose of 10 milligrams twice a day, Belviq does not appear to activate the serotonin 2B receptor,” which causes heart damage.

Recommended Use

Belviq is available in 10 mg tablets, which your doctor will prescribe according to your individual needs.

Some users may only need 1 tablet twice daily to lose weight while others may need 2 tablets per serving.

The supplement is designed for long-term use – potentially for life – so do not stop taking Belviq until your doctor instructs you to do so.

Dieters should also keep in mind Belviq can slow thinking. Until you know its full effects, do not drive or operate heavy machinery after use.

Missed Dosage: Typically speaking, if you miss a dose, take your next dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose. Do not take extra medicine if you miss a dose.

Overdose: Belviq, as with any medication, may cause more severe side effects (see above) if taken in large dosages. Seek emergency medical attention or call the poison help line at 1-800-222-1222 if you do overdose.

Who Can Take Belviq?

Belviq is not for those who simply want to lose a few pounds and be done in a month.

Rather, it is designed as a long-term solution for individuals with a BMI of 30 or greater. Those with a BMI of 27 who have weight-related medical conditions such as diabetes type 2, high blood pressure, or cholesterol may be prescribed Belviq as well depending on the individual based on an assessment from a medical professional.

Women who are pregnant, nursing, or may become pregnant should not use Belviq.

Inform your doctor if you have diabetes, congestive heart failure, sickle cell anemia, kidney disease or any other medical condition before taking Belviq.

When Will Belviq Be Released?

Belviq was just recently made available in the United States after being approved by the FDA in 2012.

Is Belviq For You?

Belviq is not for everyone. Though it does provide reliable, albeit slow, results, any prescription pill’s side effects may outweigh the benefits so it’s important to communicate regularly with your doctor if you do begin using this medication.

What are your thoughts on Belviq?


[1] Yao, Stephanie (2012). “FDA approves Belviq to treat some overweight or obese adults.” U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 17 Oct. 2012. http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm309993.htm

Belviq Customer Reviews

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  1. Jen 07/01/2015

    my 2nd day on Belviq started takeing half a pill once a day to work my way up.

  2. Patty 06/15/2015

    I am a 40 yr. old female. I weight 257 lbs. I just started taking Belviq on 6/13/13. I have not really noticed any changes yet; other than bad lower back pain and constipation. I know it is too soon to expect any weight loss yet. I am going to the gym at least 3 days a week. I am trying to change my diet; not easy though. I still seem hungry while on this med. I thought it was suppose to help suppress appetite. Again, I am going to give the medication time, and pray that it will work for me.

    • Patty 06/15/2015

      correction; I started the med on 6/13/15

  3. Judith 06/15/2015

    Having a wonderful experience with this drug. A little foggy the first day with 2 pills, so I’m on 1 pill after lunch and no problems. I’ve lost 5 pounds in 7 days, and find that my mood is elevated since taking the pills, though it may be that I just feel happy finding something that works without making me feel drugged. My starting weight was 140 and my ideal weight is 110, so I’m on my way. Very pleased with results. No cravings at all.

  4. Lynda Griggs 05/30/2015

    I started taking Belviq in September .Insurance didn’t cover it. Cost me around $169.00 for month supply. Worked really well after the initial 3 day headache and extreme diziziness. Felt drunk. Lost 10 lbs. a month for 3 months. Now it seems like it has no effect on my appetite at all any more . I take the pill twice a day. Still very hungry now,just as before I started taking it.Gaining the weight back fast.i am not going to refill it any more. Definitely not at those prices.

  5. Joanne cain 05/29/2015

    Can I cut a pill in half…..these pills make me feel “stoned” for about 3 hours. It does curb my appetite but I need to be focused.

  6. MEL 05/15/2015

    I will give it a 3 started on 4/19/2015 didn’t finish my 2 week trial it gave me bad headache and it made me feel so tired, I stop taking don’t like that feeling. I did change my eating habit and start exercise and I have lost 10 pounds on my own. I am a 42 female was at 258 now at 248 everything don’t work for everybody.

  7. Joann 02/24/2015

    This actually worked for me. I don’t pretend to say it will work for everyone but you will def know within the free two week trial. So I would say try it two weeks…if you don’t notice less hunger and less cravings then don’t waste time or money on filling the prescription. I lost 25 pounds in 4 months on it without adding diet or exercise…no joke… apparently the cravings were my problem.

  8. rick from oklahoma 02/10/2015

    I have been on belviq for three weeks! I have lost 10 pounds! I have experienced no side effects. I joined a gymn and plan to exercise everyday. The cravings for sweets and carbs were gone the very first day.
    I would also like to tell you belviq has a patient assistance program. I pay nothing for the meds. I do have to pay 25.00 a month for mailing the medicine to my doctor’s office. I would encourage you to at least try this med, you never know, it could be the best thing you have ever done!! Good luck!!

  9. Katey Breen 01/30/2015

    I asked my doctor about Belviq as I do take other medications for diabetes. He approved and I took the 15 day free trial. I lost 8lbs in 2 wks which is amazing for me. I got a full script earlier this week and the only unfortunate part is I could not get the approval from the script company we used & my cost was $160.00 for a 30day supply. Other than that, I do have a slight cough and dry mouth. Belviq is the reason I am finally losing weight.

  10. sheila D. 12/10/2014

    Is its better to take this before breakfast and dinner?

    • uavacolossal 12/11/2014

      You may take Belviq with or without food. It is suggested that you talk to your doctor before use and to follow their instructions on daily dosage.

  11. Roxanne 12/06/2014

    I have not started Belviq yet. I do have a prescription . I need to lose 40 pounds and I am a gym rat and I walk 4 miles every single day of my life. My night eating in front of the TV plus menopause effects have caused me to gain this weight. I am 56 years of age.
    My insurance required pre authorization from my Dr. , but they will cover 100% of the cost (yeehaw) I was surprised at this. I was willing to pay the cost for the benefits of this drug.
    After reading all the reviews I have noticed that it is the male gender that seemingly benefits from this drug the most. The females seem to have not much success with this drug and seem to feel the most bad side effects. I wonder why this is?
    I am going to give this drug a chance , because I have tried everything. I even took amphetamines to try and lose weight . I loved those .Oh I felt wonderful. My Dr. will no longer provide me with that prescription. I lost 15 pounds in a month and gained it all back in a week. Ha! I need a lasting solution and hope that this drug will help me to resolve my night eating. I hope that I will be one of the females that will benefit from the use of this drug. I will begin to use it just as soon as my Insurance gets authorization from my Dr. I am not sure how long this will take? My Pharmacy , CVS , wants 120 bucks for a prescription of 30 pills. I am to consume 1 a day for 30 days. I have no ailments . I fear the fatigue that may occur. I am very active and it would put a damper on my gym and walking activities.
    I will get back to you all after I have taken the first pill and then every week after that. I really hope that I respond to this drug. I see that some have horrible experiences with this drug. I hope I am not one of the non- responders that also feel bad side effects. Okay then .

    • connie 01/06/2015

      What insurance company do you have. I also got the ok from my doctor to start. Not sure if my insurance will cover it.

  12. Janice 11/22/2014

    I took the free 15 day free trial with no weight loss and think I may have gained a few lbs. I read some reviews that stated it started to work after the 2 weeks, so I paid $120 for a 15 day supply. I still have not lost a single lb. and I have been taking for 4 weeks. I will not spend another penny for this useless product.

    • debbie 03/05/2015

      Keep trying it It worked for me!! I lost over 52#. Be patience with yourself,the weight will come off

  13. GJBJ 10/29/2014

    I reviewed this back in July after being on it for 3 weeks. Well I’m back to tell you that I continue to LOVE Belviq. I have lost 24 pounds in just under 4 months. It’s a nice steady weight loss. I’m able to make better food choices effortlessly. Thank you Arena Pharmaceutical! I plan on continuing until I get to size 10!

    • Angie 11/02/2014

      I am not having that great of results. Ive been taking this since 10/24/2014. I had a terrible headache for about 5 days and back pain has been really nagging. Im still eating but I do have to say not as much. I feel full faster. CAn you give me any pointers? Ive not lost any weight yet. I have to b honest, I haven’t really felt like exercising either. ????

  14. Barbara 10/09/2014

    I’m 60 yrs old 5 feet even 133.6 pounds with high blood pressure and cholesterol, I’m going to start out with 1 a day to see how I feel. I hope it works.

  15. Jennifer 10/07/2014

    I tried it for almost a month lost about 5 lbs. Not worth the money and made me feel fatigued all the time. Made me feel like poo all the time.

  16. Dosommer 10/05/2014

    I just started to day I just quit smoking a month ago with chantix.gained weight I hope taking belviq with chantix it will not hurt me. I worked too hard at quitting smoking. I just want to lose the weight.

  17. Tammy Johnson 09/25/2014

    My doctor just prescribed this medicine today. I am 70 lbs over weight. Today has been great with no side effects and noticeable hunger decreased.My insurance, United Health Care didn’t pay a dime. My doctor gave me a prescription for 1 a day. It cost me $114 before taxes. How do I get the $75. rebate? or any trails. Thanks for any info.

    • Marian Wright 06/01/2015

      You have to get a coupon off the Belviq site.

  18. Jay 09/19/2014

    If you need to lose less than 50 lbs, why are you thinking of drugs? I was 160lbs in 6th grade. I started taking Belviq 7 months ago, when I was 454 lbs, ALONG WITH additional exercise, reduced portions, and NO soda, chocolate or ice cream. I’m down 50 lbs so far, with no side effects, and I remember speeding like crazy on the old stuff. This is NOT a magic weight loss drug. But if you do your part honestly, it WILL help. Now I have buy new belts and pants…

    • Angel 01/12/2015

      Jay, just because not everyone was as obeses as you were, doesn’t mean they aren’t obese when looking at the BMI. This drug is PRESCRIBED. I have always disliked the idea of someone fatter telling someone not as fat that they aren’t ‘worthy’ of losing weight in the way they see fit. It is truly presumptuous and rude. I am happy for your weight loss but fat is fat and most people don’t want it and would like to be cheered on not jeered at for they choices they make to better themselves. I have 50 pounds to lose, I have never been fat until recently. I have high blood pressure and I am premenopausal at 48 years old. I have a BMI of over 30. I work with a trainer 3 days a week and have a treadmill in my home. I too am thinking about this drug to help me along. CHEER me on, don’t question the amount of weight I have to lose.

  19. Mary B 09/05/2014

    I am a 52 year old female with thyroid, prediabetic, heart issues, and menopause. I was gaining 1-2 pounds a month. I was eating a healthy diet of veggies, chicken, etc. Consuming very few carbs, no sodas, no desserts. Frustrated I went to my doctor and she said I would be a perfect candidate. Started the trial July 20, 2014 weighing in at 186 pounds. Today September 5, 2014 I am down to 171.8. Almost 15 pounds in about 6 weeks. I use an iphone app food tracker, Fooducate, and walk 2 miles a day. Minor headaches at first but I toughed it out. Now I do have some anxiety from time to time but I have always had that so I cannot blame Belviq. This med is turning me around. Thank you, thank you!

  20. Cyndi 08/29/2014

    I took my first does mid morning after a couple hours I started getting nauseated then an hour or so later I got flulike aches all over. I felt so bad I had to leave work.by the time I got home I also had a severe head ache and had to go to bed! next day I am still feeling like crap! I wouldn’t give this medicine to my worst enemy!

    • Carmen DiMartino 08/31/2014

      My wife has had great success and has dropped 50 plus pounds in a year. She had a mild headache and her bad cholesterol went from 313 to 99 in 12 months .Good cholesterol went from 20 TO 55.

  21. krig 08/27/2014

    So – I started belviq six days ago. The first day I actually gained weight. The second day I was down 8 pounds, the third day I was up, the fouth up, the fifth the same, the sixth up. SO….Not sure what’s going on. I got my monthly and it’s been SUPER humid outside – that could explain it – but I am retaining water like CRAZY!
    Plus side – no headaches and in conjunction with my diabetes drugs (insulin included) my sugars have been perfect!
    Downside – weight gain, some dizziness (has stopped now), I haven’t changed my eating habits – bkfst is a low cal bagel with low fat cream cheese, and fruit. Lunch is a low carb tortilla with 80 calories of lunch meat and 80 calories of low fat cheese, 3 -5 olives, sweet/sour coleslaw (no sugar). Dinner – left overs, if I eat. There is some snacking….bad (cookies and chips, but not over done). No alcohol.
    I’m thinking this isn’t working – unless my period is really screwing things up….which is a possibility.
    Any ideas?

    • Reb 09/02/2014

      Try the Mediterranean diet (the food tastes great) go to the Belviq site and log in…”Believe” there are discounts and they will send you a whole kit. You may need a little eating plan to select from. I am in week 3 and have lost about 2.5lbs a week.

    • Angel 01/12/2015

      You need to add exercise. And NEVER skip a meal, especially if your alternative is eating junk when you do get hungry.
      It sounds like you want the drug to do the work, it is just there as a supplement to the work YOU do. This goes for any dietary supplement.
      You can’t say: well I bought the brick the mortar, the 2X4’s, the drywall and the flooring….sit back and wonder a week later why you don’t have a house built.

    • Debbie 03/18/2015

      I believe your diet is too caloric and perhaps too salty. Try SparkPeople.com to track calories. Star weeding out the processed food. ( like the cream cheese and lunch meat) Add as many fresh or steamed vegetables as you can.

  22. dlacelle 08/04/2014

    week 6 headaches and confusion are unbearable plus so tired!! Havent lost a pound!! Considering stopping this med but I am desperate! Don’t know what to do!

    • Bill 08/23/2014

      “headaches and confusion are unbearable plus so tired!! Havent lost a pound!”
      After the 15 day free trial, why did you keep taking Belviq?
      Your body needs calories each day to maintain your existing weight. Each person’s metabolism is slightly different but for this reply: Let’s say you need 2000 calories per day to not lose a pound and maintain your existing weight. Then simply eat only 1500 calories per day and you will lose a pound a week.
      “Unbearable confusion” is not a side affect of Belviq that I’m aware of, perhaps you’re taking something else and you really are confused.

      • jrbecker 09/16/2014

        confusion is actually a documented side effect. Read the prescribing information.

  23. PAM PRICE 07/28/2014

    just got my 15 day trial today..can I only take one pill aday to see how it is going to affect me…or do I need to take the 2 pills aday..kinda worried..about the side affect..don’t like to feel nervous..

    • uavacolossal 07/30/2014

      Some users may only need to take 1 tablet to lose weight while others may need 2 tablets per serving. It is completely up to you.

  24. GJBJ 07/26/2014

    I’m thrilled with what Belviq has done for me. My initial side effects were feeling like I was in a fog but that got better gradually until after 2 weeks I was back to normal. It is amazing how I can make better food choices effortlessly. No more constant snacking. I’m down 8 pounds in 3 weeks. Just so happy that I’m a responder!

  25. Heather 07/25/2014

    My husband would be an ideal candidate for this drug however our family physician is refusing to prescribe this or any weight loss rx. She however, has no problems prescribing his cholesterol and blood pressure meds. Anyone know of any doctors in MI?

    • JenK 10/28/2014

      Borgiel in Fort Gratiot, Mi was happy to prescribe it to me.

  26. Tim Claremont 07/21/2014

    I started last Sunday (8 days). As of today I am down 14.5 from 280 to 265.5. I had the headaches the first day, but I found that water and nutrition were the answer. A daily multivitamin helped immediately. I am taking in only about 500 calories PER DAY, and working out to the tune of 3000 – 4000 calories per day according to fit bit. I am working HARD. Where previously I had to force myself NOT to eat, I now find that I have to force myself TO EAT purely for nutritional reasona. It is an interesting reversal. Note that I am NOT ready to recommend Belviq to others. I have only been at this a week, and time will tell if things continue and negative side effects don’t rear their head. Going to the MD today just to draw blood and will compare this weeks labs to last weeks to ensure that all is well. Oh yeah, my blood pressure has gone down to the “perfect” range in just one week. We do need to make sure that it is not on it’s way to going TOO low. So again, amazing results so far, but I am skeptical due to the “too good to be true” feeling.

    • d 08/26/2014

      how are you only taking 500 calories a day
      and working out ??? that’s not right

    • Angel 01/12/2015


      You are going to kill yourself if you don’t eat more calories. That is dangerous with or without the pills. You need to speak to your doctor ASAP.

  27. ROBYN 07/09/2014


    • sheryl 08/22/2014

      take b12 liquid and vitamins

  28. lisa 07/05/2014

    from all the reviews.. it seems to be working wonders for MEN!!! im wondering if its even worth trying.. i need to lose 65 pounds and have a job plus 3 kids.. if i get the side effects most are talking about i won’t be able to keep up with anything.. seriously lost in weightloss..

    • Bill 07/21/2014

      It’s a 15 day free trial, you have nothing to lose but lots of fat. Try a cup of coffee in the afternoon, helps me. try cutting out all carbs or as many as possible, I’ve lost 27 lbs. in 9 weeks. try using a Fit Bit with your smart phone and computer. For my activity level and my weight i’m allowed to eat 1800 calories per day so that I will lose 2 pounds per week. I may be eating only 1200 per day. Find out what works best for you. Forget side effects of others, concern yourself with only your side effects because you may not notice any side effects.

  29. Mavis 07/02/2014

    I had headaches that were horrible the first day but not anymore. Now, I have a sever cough that has made me lose my voice.

  30. JM 06/18/2014

    UHC doesn’t cover this med. Cost at OptumRX for 90 DS is over $700. I am researching if the MFG offers assistance.

  31. Lisa 06/15/2014

    My DR said this would help make weight loss (as I age and pack on the pounds) easier because I would feel full and not make me hyper. Instead -just after the first two pills I am practically catatonic and am experiencing EVERY SIDE EFFECT ON THE LABEL x 100. I couldn’t even get out of bed this morning the headache and ear ringing/nausea/weakness was so bad- had to text my son to please come bring me some water and ibuprofen so I could at least get around (albeit very dizzy and unsteady) Sure glad i tried it on a weekend because no way could I have driven to work. i will be turning these pills back into my pharmacy for disposal

  32. Dianne 06/14/2014

    I got the 15 day free trial. I took a total of 5 pills over 2 1/2 days. I felt TERRIBLE. Headache, body aches (especially back), dizziness, fatigue. I decided I had to stop. I wasn’t hungry because I felt so bad. I might try again in a few weeks since people have reported that their side effects have subsided within a week or two. I did loose 2 pounds.

  33. THERESA 05/31/2014


    • Angel 06/22/2014

      I have BCBS Oklahoma and at cvs it cost me $39. CVS Caremark has some deal with belviq.

      It’s been 4 days and I think it’s working. Hard to describe but it’s giving me willpower. The first couple of days I felt like I had the flu – bad headache but that has gone away now.

      • Loyce Freeman 10/19/2014

        I noticed that you have bcbs in Oklahoma I just started taking belviq and that it cost you 39.00 at cvs pharmacy It cost me 235.00 at a small pharmacy So does it make a difference what pharmacy you use I want to continue taking this to see if I can lose weight I have a long way to go and do you have any kind of diet plan with this If I am reading correctly a low carb diet is the best. I just found out that apples and watermelon are high in carbs so I won’t be eating that anymore I have had no side effect if one thing it has gotten rid of the headaches that I have had. but if you could shed some light it would be greatly appreciated Thank you very much

    • susan 06/25/2014

      240.00 a month:(

      • Bill 07/21/2014

        my cost from a discount drug store is $205 per month. then I send in my receipts and get back $75 from a discount card given by Belviq. I don’t have insurance, $130 bucks is a good value for what you get.

    • ASHLEY 07/02/2014

      I have BCBS of Ill. not sure if they coverage is the same but my script was $50. for 1 month supply (60 pills)

      • Barb 08/15/2014

        I’m about to start tomorrow. I have BCBS of South Carolina and Walgreens said over $100. ?????

    • Joanne King 07/15/2014

      So far so good. I started Belviq at 180 pounds, 8 days later I was 175. I have not intentionally changed eating habits nor started working out. I wanted to see if this would even work for me. The first day and a half I felt really tired. My blood pressure was consistently around 132/80 I also got a dull headache right side of my temple. Both of these resolved completely by the end of the second day. My blood pressure on Belviq runs about 117/75 now so that is better and I weighed myself after 8 days one it and I am already down 5 pounds so I will try incorporating actual diet changes now and working out to see how far this can take me. What I mean by intentional diet changes I have not made a point to eat less calories but you just feel less hungry. I think it just makes you feel satisfied faster while you are eating making it easier to turn down the second slice of pizza or whatever because you already feel full. I think this medicine basically works for people who have difficulty feeling full or who have certain food cravings. I don’t think it works for people who are just emotional eaters or things like that. Because my friend took it and said it didn’t help her at all. I think that is why they give you the two week free trial…because within those two weeks you will know if you are a responder or not and if not then you just stop after the free trial, no need to spend money on a full RX. At least that is my opinion, if you don’t lose weight in the first two weeks don’t bother getting the longterm RX.

      • Beth Langefels 08/15/2014

        I have BC BS of Texas and I pay $45 a month. Belviq will also send you a discount card once you fill the free trial and it saves more if your copay is more than $50

    • Reb 09/02/2014

      Go to the Belviq web site there is a 15 day free trial and a $75.00 off savings card to use each month I paid 72.00 for 2 months with the card.

    • Dosommer 10/05/2014

      No I live in Oregon and have blue cross and blue shield they won’t cover it.

    • Marian Wright 06/01/2015

      I dont THINK Blue Shield will cover it But you can go on Belviq site to get a $75. off coupon. My daughter has the ABBOTT savings Card and hers is only about $143

  34. Mary Ann Gullo 05/30/2014

    is there any one here in the la area taking this drug and if so can you advise a dr who will prescribe this. I contacted the company and they just sent an informational e mail about the drug,

    • Bill 07/01/2014

      My Doctor previously had had no patients requesting Belviq.
      I was the first, however he had been educated on it by his drug company sales people. he was familiar with it and I had no problem getting a prescription.

    • Mommyof2 07/04/2014

      My PCP prescribed for me. It is my last ditch effort before surgery. I have also joined my local YMCA for exercise. I only started taking yesterday and I have already noticed a dramatic curb in my appetite which is my biggest problem. I am always hungry

    • Moss 09/25/2014

      if la is referring to Louisiana, in Bossier City Dr. Carter Boyd recommended to write me a script for it if I chose to use it, haven’t made up my mind yet

  35. Bill 05/24/2014

    Have only taken Belviq for a week. Lost 8 pounds, stopped eating between meal and late at night. Sleep better than ever. This medication is the “Holy Grail” for me. Your experience might be different but the 15 day trial was free and I had nothing to lose but fat. I’ll report back after a longer trial or if my experiences change significantly.

    • Bill 07/01/2014

      July 1, 2014 This medication is still the “Holy Grail” for me. I’ve lost 20 pounds as of today. Onto my goal of losing at least 100 pounds. My doctor set a goal of 2 pounds per week weight loss. sometimes I think 3 lbs. per week is also doable. I can’t tell if this is side effect or if I’m lust lazy, but I do sometimes take an afternoon nap. I hope to be able to take Belviq the rest of my life. my age is 67 and I have arthritis that limits my walking ability.

      • Bill 08/03/2014

        Today is August 3rd, 12 weeks on Belviq, total weight loss 30 lbs., 2.5 lbs. per week.

  36. K MA 05/14/2014

    I started Belviq two weeks ago! First two days I had the headaches but once I started drinking more water headaches went away. I noticed I am tired after the first 30 minutes of taking it and then it levels off. However, I noticed immediately that it suppressed my appetite which was a good thing since I am my hormones were out of whack and caused me to crave sugar and carbs and I packed on 20lbs in 7 months. I haven’t weighted myself yet because scales lie!!! I noticed slight weight loss in my face. So I will see what is up within the next 3 months. My OBGYN prescribed this medicine.

  37. susan 04/07/2014

    I have been on Belviq for 55 days. I have lost 14 lbs. I have to remind myself to eat, as I am never hungry. My husband after seeing my success, has started the drug with even better results. My sister is next I hope. It is costly so I take one a day.

  38. Victoria 02/27/2014

    I started taking Belviq this week so far my heart is fluttering everday and I definately do not feel like eating but I cannot concentrate and have mood swings. Was wondering if the side effects are outweighing the benefits? Do you start to feel normal after a while?

  39. Shelia 02/27/2014

    just started taking Belviq I have tried Adepix with no results so praying this one helps,but I take Zoloft as well dont know if I should
    stop taking it…

  40. thomas lites 02/09/2014

    on belviq for 3 months have lost 60lbs. No side effects no exerscise. I take it in the morning before breakfast and again about 2 pm. The only problem I have is my wife complaining that I am never hungry and won t take her out to eat.

  41. Deanna 02/06/2014

    I have been on Belviq for one week, and the worst side effect is extreme fatigue. I am pairing this with a low carb diet, and in one week I have lost 6 lbs. Can I take one-half a pill twice a day to cut down on the fatigue?

  42. Suzanne LePage 01/19/2014

    I started taking this on November 2013 I was 223lbs so far I have lost 8 lbs and now for the last two weeks I have hit a wall . It has changed my way of eating and I did have a few side effects but they went away within the first month. I want to know if you can up the dose to kick it back on or something.

  43. Edwin 12/31/2013

    this drug is a wonder drug. I was at a point where nothing worked. this medication eliminates my cravings, especially at night befor bed. I just eat small portions and no longer eat all day long. I am satisfied with small portions, this must be how fit people feel. On this for three months and I am down 37 lbs. my family does not believe I am doing it. Thank you belviq!

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  45. Terri 11/06/2013

    I have taken Belviq for almost 2 weeks and no weight loss. I have read where some people are not responders to this. I still craved all the bad carbs and sweets as before. Anyone else have this happen to them. I just finished losing 85 lbs on low carb diet and started to gain back then I saw the Belviq was available. Doesn’t seem to help me at all.

  46. Debbie 10/18/2013

    I just started taking this pill, just once aday, first day I took right before dinner, keep me up and made me nervous and tingley all over. so I tried it the next day in the morning before breakfast. Was tired all day, and no tingly or nervous feelings. but my left foot was swelled a little. so today I ate breakfast and then take the pill, I don’t feel hungry which is good. haven’t lost anything yet, but I am hopeful, I am on Metformin 500 mg twice a day too because of my diabetics. I will be happy if I lose the 5% in 12 weeks, because it’s a slow and steady way to lose.

  47. Kathleen Canterbury 09/07/2013

    The 1st 2 days I had dry mouth, but after 5 days of two pills a day and not sleeping, I went to taking it just in the morning, to see if it might help some in regards to appetite control; I was optimistic it could help me try 6 small meals a day which is suppose to be healthier. However, it was no better than an OTC amino acid or patch, and now day 19 and I am quitting it altogether because I have been dizzy and light-headed off and on the past week. It can only be this pill. BTW, my weight has been up and down, the same 5lbs or so, back and forth as it has been the past 3 yrs, so Belviq has not been effective for me.

    • Carmen DiMartino 09/10/2013

      My wife lost 10 lbs in 15 days without exercise. She sleeps well and views food very differntly. I think your concept of six meals a day is interesting but you might be non responder. My wife has ZERO side effects oh well.

      • Michelle Humphrey 02/16/2014

        I have been on Belviq for 7 days and I have lost a total of 12lbs didn’t work out not one time. The problem that I have now I don’t think its working don’t feel the drug suppressing my hunger.

    • Carmen DiMartino 09/10/2013

      You also might want to read the label and take it in the morning and before dinner. That’s on the LABEL.

  48. julie 08/29/2013

    I’ve lost 20.5 lbs in 4 weeks, am never hungry and sleep better than ever. I had a headache the first day and since there have been no side effects. I am down two dress sizes and feel better about myself than when I was in college. This medication is a wonder drug.

  49. JWESTER 08/20/2013

    My Dr. prescribed me the 15 day trial. Within just a few days I was tired and it was hard to get up in the morning. Dizziness as well. Stopped taking it after 5 days.

    • GJBJ 07/26/2014

      I started July 3, I’m down 8 pounds so far, this drug has been a miracle for me. My attitude towards food has totally changed. However, I did have side effects to start. I felt like I was in a fog mentally and so tired but that only lasted for 2 weeks. I’m back to normal mentally now and thrilled at how easy it is to eat like a thin person. I wish you could have waited out the side effects.

  50. Carol 08/06/2013

    I started taking the pill on July 29th and so far have lost nothing. However, I am sick to my stomach in waves. Sometimes I cramp with the nausea and feel like I’m going to vomit and then it settles back down to mild nausea. I’m not sure how long I should keep taking it and dealing with this nausea.

    • Raven 09/01/2013

      Carol, the syptoms you are having are Side Effects. You should STOP the pill and get the hell off it before something happens like a heart attack. It could be symptoms of HBP, rapid heart beating, don’t take the chance.

  51. MARTHA 07/17/2013

    I was in the last two year study. I lost 2 lbs that first year fairly easily then they took me off for the second year. The effects lasted for awhile but then I started gaining weight again. THIS PILL IS NOT A MAGIC BULLET.

  52. JOHN J SCOTT 07/15/2013

    Started June 26 – have lost 0.5 pounds as of today- 07/15/201. Some side effects – I still feel hungry and a little edgy. My wife doesn’t like my mood.

  53. Dorothy Penman 07/02/2013

    i see this Belviq has made it on the market Why is the medicine costing so much,with my insurance it still will cost me $ 266.00 out of my pocket.What is wrong with you people? You not trying to help anybody loss weight.You about making money!!!

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  54. Chad 06/15/2013

    I couldnt get the 15 day trial because the service center was a joke I gave up after 6 calls.When I got it it was around 150.00 and it has had absolutley no effect.Expensive and worthless.

  55. Victoria M 06/09/2013

    I have a question, please.

    Would Belviq be contraindicated if a person is already taking an antidepressant, specifically Effexor?

    • Victor 08/15/2013

      Belviq and antidepressants both affect serotonin receptors, and should not be combined because of the potential for serotonin syndrome, a very dangerous condition.

  56. Steve 01/09/2013

    Forget the placebo adjusted studies. The average person lost between 8 and 15 lbs over a yrs time. Greg’s example above is correct.

    • Carmen DiMartino 09/10/2013

      Steve I know ten people who have lost 25lbs avg over three months. They walk a little and are not gym rats by any means.I think many could see these reults. Just a fact my doctor at Central Pasco weight loss in Wesley Chapel uses the drug as first line weight loss product.

    • Duke Johnson 10/12/2013

      I started taking Belviq on 8/8/13 weight 252 today 10/12/13 weight was 223. No side effects. Sleep better and never hungry or crave snacks. Stopped biting finger nail first time in my life. I am a 67 year old male.

  57. Greg 01/02/2013

    Actually, your comments regarding the 5% weight loss is merely a standard. If they do not lose 5% in the first 12 weeks, physicians are recommended to take the patients off Belviq as they are not likely to lose any weight. Of the 47% that lost more than 5% in 12 weeks, 22% lost more than 10%. In your example a 200lb man can lose 20lbs +. That is a realistic and healthy weight loss.

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