How should I take Belviq?
Take Belviq exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
The regular tablet is usually taken 2 times per day. The extended-release tablet is taken only once per day. Follow your doctor's instructions.
Do not crush, chew, or break an extended-release tablet. Swallow it whole.
You may take Belviq with or without food.
You should lose at least 5% of your starting weight during the first 12 weeks of taking Belviq and eating a low calorie diet. Call your doctor if you do not lose at least 5% of your starting weight after taking the medicine for 12 weeks.
Belviq is only part of a complete program of treatment that also includes diet, exercise, weight control, and possibly testing your blood sugar. Follow your diet, medication, and exercise routines very closely.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Keep track of the amount of medicine used from each new bottle. Lorcaserin is a drug of abuse and you should be aware if anyone is using your medicine improperly or without a prescription.
Do not share Belviq with another person. Keep the medication in a place where others cannot get to it.
More information; https://www.drugs.com/belviq.html
- Belviq Information for Consumers
- Belviq Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Belviq (detailed)
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