... So I tried calling a medical weightloss center in my area and the doctors there will not prescribe that (saying they do not feel it has been around long enough) but will give me some other "goodies" that have been around longer :( isn't this my choice ? How can I get the belviq if nobody will help me?
No, it is not necessarily your choice. Physicians will prescribe medications that should be safe and effective. If they dont feel it is safe for your case, then they will not prescribe it. There are many variables that could make a drug unsafe for each given person. Belviq can be prescribed for people with a BMI of 30 kg/m2 or greater or 27 kg/m2 or greater in the presence of at least one weight related comorbid condition (e.g., hypertension, dyslipidemia, type 2 diabetes) so if you do not meet this criteria, it wont be prescribed. There are many drugs that Belviq is not compatible with. If you are on certain antidepressants, you cannot take Belviq with it. It is a pregnancy Category X meaning that if a woman of childbearing age becomes pregnant while on this medication, it could harm her unborn child. Belviq is also a Controlled Substance Schedule IV drug and some physicians do not like to write for controlled drugs for "first line" therapy so this means if you havent tried non controlled drugs first, you are not going to get Belviq without trying others first. So there are several reasons here that may influence a physicians decision. You can certainly ask about using a particular medication but that doesnt automatically mean that you will get it. A physician puts his license on the line if he writes a potentially unsafe medication for a patient or if he doesnt follow the FDA guidelines for prescribing a medication. Why not try another medication?
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