Belviq (lorcaserin) 10mg is a medicine that may help some obese adults or overweight adults who also have weight related medical problems lose weight and keep the weight off.
Belviq (lorcaserin) 10mg is a serotonin 2C receptor agonist for oral administration used for chronic weight management. Its chemical name is (R)-8-chloro-1-methyl-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-1H-3- benzazepine hydrochloride hemihydrate.
Belviq (lorcaserin) 10mg is indicated as an adjunct to a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity for chronic weight management in adult patients with an initial body mass index (BMI) of:
30 kg/m² or greater (obese), or
27 kg/m² or greater (overweight) in the presence of at least one weight related comorbid condition (e.g., hypertension, dyslipidemia, type 2 diabetes).
Limitations of use
The safety and efficacy of coadministration of Belviq 10mg with other products intended for weight loss including prescription drugs (e.g., phentermine), over-the-counter drugs, and herbal preparations have not been estlished.
Dosage and Administration
The recommended dose of BELVIQ is 10 mg administered orally twice daily. Do not exceed recommended dose.
Belviq (lorcaserin) 10mg can be taken with or without food.
Response to therapy should be evaluated by week 12. If a patient has not lost at least 5% of baseline body weight, discontinue BELVIQ, as it is unlikely that the patient will achieve and sustain clinically meaningful weight loss with continued treatment.
Side effects Belviq (lorcaserin) 10mg
The following important adverse reactions of Belviq (lorcaserin) 10mg are described below and elsewhere in labeling:
Serotonin Syndrome or NMS-like Reactions
Valvular Heart Disease
Heart Rate Decreases
Based on the mechanism of action of BELVIQ and the theoretical potential for serotonin syndrome, use with extreme caution in combination with other drugs that may affect the serotonergic neurotransmitter systems, including, but not limited to, triptans, monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs, including linezolid, an antibiotic which is a reversible non-selective MAOI), selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), selective serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), dextromethorphan, tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs), bupropion, lithium, tramadol, tryptophan, and St. John’s Wort. Visit our store to see more weight Loss