I would like to know what times of the day to take the medicine? I took one at 7:00 a.m. so when should I take the next one? Also, how long does it take for it to start working as still feel hungry? I went to the gym this morning like I do every morning, weigh 213 lbs and am hoping I don't feel so hungry soon, but how soon?
You need to follow the doctors instructions but the usual dosage for Belviq is 10 mg orally twice daily. Do not exceed recommended dose.
If your doctor has also said 10mg twice a day, and if you took one 10mg pill in the morning then you can take one at 7pm.
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I'm glad that you asked this question--I had it too. I'm taking it roughly 12 hours apart, but have been on it for 5 days and still feel hungry (absolutely no change in appetite). Everyone who commented (per the link provided by the other responder) seems to have felt less hunger right away. I may be a non-responder, and this drug may not work for me. I'm going to continue for at least one month and then review with my doctor. I think they want folks to continue for at least 12 weeks, but I am not sure I want to incur the additional cost/risk of side effects if my doc thinks it's likely Belviq will not work for me.
Sometimes it is better to take medications on an empty stomach. It gets absorbed better. The only meds you might not want to take on an empty stomach are nsaids (iboprophen) or narcotics (codeine, hydrocodone, vicodin, percocet). Ask your physician.
I've been on Belviq for a week now..and have lost 4 lbs. Yay me... problem is ... I'm so achey and fatigued it not even funny! Seriously... I have fibromyalgia and if that wasn't bad enough... this Belviq makes me feel like somebody beats me with a bag of rocks EVERYDAY and I am so danged tired I couldn't beat my way out of a paper bag !! And forget about concentrating on anything! Aren't diet pills supposed to make you have energy?? I don't think I'm going to be able to handle these much longer.
Hi, I have been on Belviq for 4 weeks and only lost 2 pounds. Did you ever figure out times to take Belviq. It doesn't seem to work that great for me. Still hungry alot. I hope it started working for you. Let me know. I wish you could find one place that says when you should take Belviq.
I have been on it 3 months.My first week I lost 6 pounds by my third week lost another 7 pounds.As the weeks went on I've just stopped all together.3rd month and I'm starving, tired and now feeling like I'm waiting my money Help...
I have been taking belviq now for a week. I cannot tell any difference what so ever. I expected to fill full so I didn't eat as much but no that hasn't happened for me at all. I'm concerned at this point. Does anyone know if you can buy a higher dosage of belviq ??
Today is my first day taking Belviq. I took one around 8 a.m and was wondering the same thing. But what I have noticed since after only taking one tablet so far is that I was not hungry at all. Started getting hungry around 12:30. So far so good.
I just started takin B today at 7 a.m. First I did a detox of only vegetables and fruit no dairy, no bread, no meat for three days. I believe when you detox your system you have a better chance of starting any weightloss program and your body responds to it far better. So far I dont think about food like I did before. It is now 12:30 and I normally am starving by noon. I have decided to eat something every two hours which revs up your metabolism. I'm also breaking up my exercise through out the day by just doing the stairs and some bodyweight exercises in the stairwell jamming out with my Pandora during my 15 min breaks. This is because I cant seem to motivate myself to do 60 min per day at once. With some music and 15 min bursts of exercise i'm sure to get atleast a 30 min workout in which is the least amount recommended LOL! I can feel the effects of the medicine slowing down so im thinking it might be a good time to take the next dose.
So I think when you feel it wearing off take your next dose. Im going to try and wait till 1p.m. so that my food cravings stay at bay until i'm ready to go to sleep at 8:30. Ok best success to everyone lets stay on here to keep one another in the know on Belviq.
I started Belviq on Jan. 26, 2015 @ 223lbs. Today is Feb. 04, 2015 and I'm down to 215 lbs. That 8lbs in less than two weeks! So far I like only side effect is that I feel so tired all day. I am struggling to stay up and my days are long. coffee or tea are not helping either. I'm hoping that goes away in another week of so.
I have been taking Belviq for 2 weeks and I am still hungry. It makes me so lethargic that all i want to do is sleep. I am sadden by the fact that this very expensive medicine is not working. :(
Can I take both pills close together. I find that one does nothing, but once I take the second, I'm good for the rest of the day.
I am starting Belviq for the 1st time and all these posts have educated me. Dr. said there were no side effects. Hmmmmm Phentermine was a no-go after month 2. The dry mouth was the worst! I don't get tired easy (even if I take narcotics) so that doesn't scare me. It's the sore muscles and fatigue that has my attention. Thank you all for the posts. They truly do help. I'm hoping for some positive results.
I only take it once a day I must started my second month today. The last week though I was struggling bad wanting to eat at night. But good news is j lost exactually 20 lbs the first .month. Now let's see if the second month dies,as good if not that's when I give up and quit.
I started B a week ago today. Had dizziness twice and it went away. But the sore/stiff muscles and tiredness... OMG! I feel like a slug!! Its all i can do to go up and down stairs that I normally run up! And i am falling asleep at 630 pm! Bellalove, i sure hope my body follows yours and these side effects will go away soon! I haven't weighed myself yet.
Are there any known cold/allergy meds that are safe to take? Thanks!!
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