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9.5/10 Average Rating

97 Ratings with 76 User Reviews

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Review by Mike from LA (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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9.0

I have lost 26lbs in 4 months but have plateaued now for over a month. I think my body said, ok if that is what you are feeding me, fine. I am not eating anymore and in fact probably less. Has anyone else hit the floor and can't go down anymore.

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July 21, 2014 7:53 PM

Review by RJ Patterson Milignton,TN (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

Been on Belviq for four month lost 43.2 pounds. No side effects. Started at 5"10 243 pounds and now at 200 pounds, 59 year old guy. Feel great blood work getting cleaner. Cardio on the way along with fewer carbs. Stopped smoking after six weeks but was a half pack a day, 20 year smoker.

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July 14, 2014 11:53 AM

Review by Kisha352 (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

I have been on Belviq for 60 days now and lost 17lbs! I started at 257lbs (5'7) now I am at 240lbs! I am refilling my script today! So I am hoping for another 40lbs will come off!

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July 9, 2014 8:53 AM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

Light headache side effect which lasted for almost two days. Lost 18 lbs in three weeks. No longer wanting to eat ice cream at night.

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July 7, 2014 1:24 PM

Review by BigGirlLene (taken for less than 1 month):

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7.0

Day 2 of using Belviq. Normally I Have to eat breakfast within one hour of waking, or I'm nauseous and feel like there's a big pit in my belly. My hubby and I run a lot of errands daily and often hit up several stores through the day, I would have to buy snacks at every store. I noticed yesterday while in each store that I didn't even have the urge to get snacks, of course I looked at them VERY briefly, but never touched. I noticed so far I don't have an appetite until 5 or so hours after waking. I'm already a huge water drinker. I take one about 9th and 2nd about 6pm. Haven't weighed myself yet, starting weight was (is?) 229LBS (5'4"). When I do eat I get full much faster. Because I'm diabetic 2, I force myself to eat.

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June 28, 2014 3:33 PM

Review by Never Fat Again Brooklyn (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

Big boned brown lady who likes comfort food. Went from 216 pounds at 5"5 to 184 pounds 32 pounds gone. Feelin skinny and now swimmin at the YMCA. The doc likes my progress but 4 months is pretty good. Lookin to get to 155 within the next six months. It works

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June 25, 2014 3:22 PM

Review by Nurse92 (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

I have been on diet pills off and on for more than 15 years Phentermine and Bontril. They have just lost there effectivess with my body from just prolonged use. So I found Belviq and saw that it is covered by my insurance my Doctor agreeded to try me on it 06/02/14. I weighed in at 260. 06/04/14 I checked my weight this morning because I just felt so much better and I'm weighing in at 255.2. It's so encouraging to see the scale go down instead of up. I know the first week or so of weightloss is usually water weight but I'm still encouraged..Will keep you posted of my progress my goal is to weight between 175-185 for my height and body structure that is what my doctor recommends.

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June 4, 2014 7:28 AM

Review by Foodguru (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

Love this medicine. Started taking it on 3/11/14. Age 47 weighed in at 282lbs with A1c 6.6 on 5/16/14. I weighted in at 262lbs and a A1c 5.4 in just 60 days!

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May 19, 2014 12:40 AM

Review by No Lap Band for me Linda Varez (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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10

Last year I was on my way to Lap Band surgery when a friend of the family suggested Belviq as an alternative. I had my ups and downs but in the end I have lost 64 pounds and have thirty more to go. My medicines are down and my blood work has improved dramatically. High praise as this saved me from getting surgery. Only side effect better sleep and I was tired initially first three days. I don't chew my nails and feel more calm and am happier then I have been in years.

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May 13, 2014 3:07 PM

Review by Nashville Brentwood Mom (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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10

Overweight Mom who thought that I would be that for life. My friend who was on Jenny Craig (it did not work) used this and after following her lead we are both big losers. No side effects except a little tired first week then energy went up gradually. I take my exercise serious now and instead of losing two pounds per week I am at 3.36 per week or more. Flat out works you got nothing to lose because they give you a two week trial free. After that you will be more then happy to pay for it.

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May 12, 2014 5:04 PM

Review by Meganwen (taken for less than 1 month):

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8.0

I just started taking this medication yesterday. My craving have subsided which is great. No adverse side effects as of yet but one thing I notice is my mood is brighter. I believe this medication is in the same family as many antidepressants. I am a psychiatric RN and never would have considered myself depressed, but I feel better and brighter since taking this medication. I am not sure if my Health Plus will cover any of my future prescriptions but I will be willing to pay the cost. My goal, of course, is to lose weight. It is too early to determine if that will happen, but I intend to keep posting the progress.

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May 7, 2014 12:42 PM

Review by Gary Chernecky Greensboro (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

58 year old male 6 foot 235 pounds high blood pressure,and cholesterol. Three months experience 22 pounds and feeling fine. Sill want to lose 30 -35 more but need to get off the couch and exercise. My problem as the diet part is easily managed now. Thanks for the help and sending me on my way.

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May 6, 2014 3:19 PM

Review by Juan Ramos Raleigh,NC (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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10

Simple started out 5"6 188 pound male last September. Had some fatigue and dry mouth but drank more water and it seemed to ease those issues after a few days. Now I am at my goal of 140 pounds and ride my bike three times a week. My doctor says my numbers are good and keep up the good work. I am staying on my full dose as I don't want to gain my weight back like before. Just feel really healthy.

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May 5, 2014 5:20 PM

Review by Thank you Arena Pharm. (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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9.0

I am a type II diabetic and obese. After taking Belviq for about 7 months, I've lost 15% of my weight and I am no longer need to be on insulin. I sleep better too! Thank you Arena Pharmaceuticals and Eisai for this life changing medicine!

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May 5, 2014 10:01 AM

Review by barb - - dercum's disease (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

15 day trial 11 day results started at 380lbs now 330lbs, dropped 3 dress size due to the decrease in the Fat tumors brought on by Dercum's Disease -a disease diagnosed by Dermatologists. No known help till now - in 11 days so much progress - just trying to find a way to afford - I FEEL GREAT.

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May 1, 2014 1:55 PM

Review by Happy Guinea Pig (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

Just got back from my 90 day (really 87 days) Belviq status exam. So here is the data from the doctors office: Weight from 261.5 to 236.0. That is down 25.5 pounds or 9.75%. Glucose from 102 to 91 ml/dl. That goes from prediabetic to normal range. A1c was 5.5%, but I do not have a baseline (0 day) value. HDL for 23 to 30. Still low, but a lot better. I also had one of my lowest BP readings in years at the doctors office. My advice to new Belviq patients is that after starting Belviq my hunger goes away before I feel full. That is a new experience for me. Pay attention to the lack of hunger to know when to stop eating.

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April 29, 2014 2:24 PM

Review by Mark DeVille:

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10

44 yr old obese male, started Belviq 3 months ago. Lost already 32 lbs. My doctor says results are fantastic. I am actually typing this from X-Sport Gym. I can't believe how good I feel and how much energy I have after losing the weight. I can't remember last time I was at the gym. I need to lose close to 50 lbs total to be considered at the borderline of overweight, or BMI of 27. I have to comment that unlike everything I tried in the past, Belviq has no side effects, except for the side effect of weight loss! I no doubt eat less and have less desire to overeat. Now enter exercise and I am sure I will hit my goal. Glad I am a responder. No problem paying for this out of pocket which I do because it works! Back to my workout.

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April 18, 2014 6:28 PM

Review by Big Man James (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

I have to give an update here. I have lost about 11% my body weight since starting Belviq 4 months ago. I am starting to exercise as well. The biggest difference? No more snacks and I don't feel hungry anymore. I am excited and so happy at my progress. I have shared my excellent results with friends and family. Where has Belviq been for so long? I could have used this 5 years ago!

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April 15, 2014 2:01 PM

Review by Maxine Thompson Portland,Maine (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

I can say without reservation that this works. Start weight 246 lbs 5"9 and end weight 202lbs so far in five months. It takes time and I work out as best I can but my goal will be accomplished in one year. I find my appetite is easily managed as far as sweets, salty snacks etc. My appetite is fine as things taste good but no binges. Had a headache and now drink probably what I should have been doing all along. I consider this Belviq a nice aid to helping me with weight loss success.

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April 15, 2014 9:45 AM

Review by sardinha (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

Start losing weight about 5 - 7 pounds a week. I have lost 52 pounds since started 9 weeks ago. Working great!

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April 8, 2014 7:33 PM

Review by chubbyrn:

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9.0

Have been on this medicine for five weeks including the first two week trial. I didn't start counting calories until week 3. Wanted to give the trial two weeks to watch for side effects. Except for a headache the first three days, no side effects except great night's sleep. Belviq has halted the binge process completely. I only eat when I am hungry and have no sweet cravings after a meal like I used to have. As a bonus, I have stopped my "picking" habit. Best medicine ever! Oh, one con. Insurance (Cigna) does not cover it.

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April 3, 2014 10:05 AM

Review by Ted Rayford New Jersey:

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10

I have been a big boned guy all my life 5"9 227 pounds. High blood pressure, cholesterol and bad joint pain. Since my early teens I have been bigger then most boys my age in every grade. I am now 34 years old and have tried just about every diet known to man without and sustained success. Four months 36 pounds down and feeling great. Easy to use minimal side effects and maximum easy weight loss. My joints are feeling better and 35 pounds to go before I hit my goal. I don't feel deprived and yes food still tastes very good but I just voluntarily eat smaller amounts. Real success real life.

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April 2, 2014 5:16 PM

Review by Ron Walker Jamestown Va:

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10

Just a normal guy who used to be an outside telephone tech and now am in a supervisory role. I went from 5"10 172 pounds to 219 pounds in two years. My doctor has been telling me this weight was going to hurt my blood pressure as well as my knee joints. Since I have been on other weight loss campaigns like Nutrisystem and Weight Watchers I thought another gimmick. Results 26 pounds in four short months of easy dieting. I am now supplementing with light exercise and look forward to my next visit. Bad; a little constipation that was fixed by drinking more water and sleep well and now smoke less cigarettes. Not a cure all but a good start to a healthy lifestyle change.

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March 29, 2014 3:20 PM

Review by Tony "now slim" Hernandez (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

Got my doc to pre authorize my Belviq three months ago. Start 6" 276 pounds age 39. Getting rid of the gut after three months 26.32 pounds down. Feel good, great energy, good sleep eating healthy and playing basketball twice a week at the YMCA. My doc likes my progress and will add phentermine next month to keep me rolling on the weight loss. I told him I will only try for six weeks and see how I feel on the add on. Good luck to all who really want to change their lives starting today.

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March 26, 2014 3:54 PM

Review by Lost a small child Suzy Janowski (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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10

I have lost 66 pounds since last July.Since Jenny Craig,Adkins,Lipozene and everything else is a yo yo trap. I am happy to be where I am now based on past failures. Do not lose hope this will change your life for the better. Headache yes, great sleep yes. No lap band, no awful gastric bypass for me.

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March 25, 2014 1:31 PM

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