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9.4/10 Average Rating

118 Ratings with 92 User Reviews

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

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3.0

I mostly decided to try this med because of all the positive reviews on this site. I'm sorry to say it isn't working for me. I thought it was for a few days, but then it just kinda stopped. I had NO side effects save for a foggy brain/slight headache for 2 days. I wanted so badly for this to work. I'm going to take the rest of my 15 day supply, but at $200 per refill, I don't know that I'll continue. It either works and works really well or it doesn't work at all or the side effects are too much to continue. Good luck to everyone out there.

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October 18, 2014 9:39 AM

Review by Ruthyhappy:

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10

Lost 16 pds. in 3 weeks. The only side effect was headache 1st week, now I'm good. I feel GREAT I only take it once a day. In the afternoon a feel Hungry but start eating and I feel full.

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October 15, 2014 12:54 PM

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

I've been on this medication for 3 weeks. I started off with the 15 day free trial. I went to my doctor on the 20th day and had lost 12lbs. I experienced no major side effects other than some stiffness in my jaw for the first few days. No more midnight snacking.

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October 11, 2014 3:20 PM

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

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8.0

Hi all. I am 31, 5'9, 270 lbs. I've been on Belviq for 8 days. On the 1st day I experienced a slight headache. I've had no other side effects since then. After 4 days of Belviq, eating VERY healthy small portions & doing 40 min of intense aerobics, I had not lost a pound! I was discouraged & figured I wasn't a responder. My appetite wasn't suppressed either. Then I decided to take it on an empty stomach instead of with my meals. It works for me 100% now. Once I take it, I don't want anything to eat for about 3 hours. During that time, I just drink water. In the last 3 days I've lost 6 lbs! I'll update again once my 30 day subscription is up. Feeling HOPEFUL again!

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October 6, 2014 10:02 AM

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

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9.0

I did have some significant side effects for the first two weeks but I took only one pill a day for that time to get used to it. I am up to two a day now (recommended dose) and the side effects are gone except for slight nausea once in a while. I have lost 6 lbs in about 3 weeks. That is quite good for me as I am not very active. Busy but sedentary life.

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September 25, 2014 5:09 PM

Review by Jacksonville Johnny (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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10

I have been on Belviq six months and was 229 pounds. Now I am 192 pounds, lower blood pressure and bad cholesterol. Side effects early I was a little tired and headache. My will power and confidence are up 100% and my cigarette consumption is down 65% from two packs. My cravings for food and cigs are pretty mellow and I believe I will quit sooner then later. This way to easy and yes I do ride my bike daily.

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September 16, 2014 5:02 PM

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

10 hours after taking only 1 tablet , I developed a pretty intense headarche. It took about 12 hours and ibuprofen to shake it off. I probably won't take another one

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September 14, 2014 11:14 AM

Review by maj easy:

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10

Started taking Belviq 3 and half months ago, I've lost 34 pounds as of today. My obesity is due to emotional eating, eating when not hungry, eating too many calories, greasy junk food, and eating late at night and sometimes in the middle of the night, pigging out to help me sleep. Belviq currently is my holy grail, and I hope to be able to take it the rest of my life, it helps me sleep, and definitely curbs my pigging out. I use Belviq in combination with a FitBit. I count calories watch what I eat, almost completely cut out carbs (except for up to 6 saltine crackers). I have arthritis, I'm 67 and somewhat limited in exercising. If I could lose a lot of weight it would reduce the pressure on my hips and knees. Perhaps then I could walk more.

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September 9, 2014 10:32 PM

Review by Way too big (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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10

I have been on Belviq for just shy of 10 months. I started at about 288 lbs. I got an Eat Smart scale the second week on Belviq. I was a 54 year old male. Today, I weighed in at 226 lbs. That is 62 lbs. lost in almost 10 months. The week I started, my A1c was 6.6. My PCP has been having blood work done every 3 months. My A1c is now 5.3 and I am no longer taking Metformin or Simvistatin. Side effects are very minor, compared to how it has changed my life. And the second best thing is, I sleep much sounder. If I do wake up at night, I fall back asleep right away. When I make it to my goal weight, I will probably talk to my doctor about continuing Belviq at a 1/2 dosage.

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September 6, 2014 11:32 AM

Review by Constance Kay:

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10

Belviq has saved my life! I am a 72 year old female that has tried EVERY diet and fad for weight loss. I have lost between 30-35 pounds since May and my goal is in sight! I no longer isolate myself because I didn't want anyone to see how much weight I had gained. I have COPD and the weight loss has helped by 30-40%! I no longer "graze" all day and no longer hyper!

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September 1, 2014 4:29 PM

Review by PAM F.:

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7.0

I have been taking belviq for a day and a half. I feel so dizzy at times. I really hope this goes away. I had a headache but went away with advil. Im hoping and praying that the dizziness will go away with time. On a positive note, not very hungry, fuller faster, literally made myself eat at dinner time because I was scared I would get hungry closer to bedtime and didnt want to eat late.

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August 26, 2014 10:06 AM

Review by TracyC273 (taken for less than 1 month):

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3.0

I've been on the pill for 15 days and it definitely curbs my appetite but issue is I have gained weight not lost. I eat maybe 1000-1200 in take a day.

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August 14, 2014 4:02 PM

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

I started taking Belviq on July 23, 2014. I weighed 248lbs. The first week I lost 2 oz's when I went back to the doctor on July 31st. But since the 31st I have lost 8 lbs. No side effects to speak of. I have already asked my doc for a refill. I want to lose 40 more pounds by December 1st.

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August 7, 2014 5:32 PM

Review by lulu_619:

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9.0

I started taking this because my doctor insisted in me trying something after many failed programs after I read most of you guys reviews I gave it a try and the 1st day I felt weird as hell had a tingling feeling on my left hand and a headache from hell but after my 2nd day it's like I don't feel a thing maybe only a headache but ibuprofen took care of that. I would tell anyone scared to try it give it at least two days. And I believe you'll love it. I'm starting out with 266 pounds.

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July 29, 2014 7:44 PM

Review by Cyndi S (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

I have been taking Belviq for about 6-7 weeks. I have tried every fad diet and never had success. Exercise became almost impossible. So far I have gone from 254-236lbs. A little behind right now as I had emergency Abdominal surgery last week. But I have to say my cravings have decreased that I have to remind myself to eat. I always craved sugar filled treats. Now I can walk past the Bakery section and not look or purchase anything. It has also cut down on our grocery bill. Prepared foods and bakery items add not only calories but can be costly. This girl always ate at least 2 cannolis at once. Haven't had one this entire time! Yeah!

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July 28, 2014 2:19 AM

Review by hopeful in Austin (taken for less than 1 month):

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9.0

I have carried around an additional 35 lbs on this 5'3" body for six years with no willpower or cravings control to get it off. Just finished my first full week on Belviq and have lost 3.5 lbs. I lose like a snail so this is impressive. I did have a mild headache for the first three evenings which went away with Advil. Mild dry mouth and definitely felt a bit off balance but the good news is that my urgent hunger pangs and carb, dessert and wine cravings are gone! Still enjoy my food but, as others have said, I am perfectly happy to make healthy choices and to eat small portions. I have been able to cut down on my evening wine and have substituted my evening ice cream with herb tea. All of these changes have been painless.

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July 26, 2014 11:33 AM

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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