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User Reviews for Lorcaserin

Also known as: Belviq, Belviq XR

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Obesity: "Taking the pill for almost 2 weeks. It works pretty good, but side effects for me are memory loss and palpitations which is not easy to experience. I hope it worth it."

   
7.0

Mia February 20, 2019

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "Today is my 2nd day taking belviq. I haven’t had any side effects yet and hopefully I don’t have any. But I was 170lb when I started now down to 166lb! I will keep you guys updated !!!"

   
8.0

Meme January 25, 2019

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For Weight Loss: "Today is day 4 and I'm starting to doubt this medication. Zero side effects for me but I feel more hungry now than I did without the meds. I will stick it out for the 2 weeks and hope to see a change. I have gained 2lbs in the 4 days taking this. Does anyone else have this same issue?"

   
1.0

Eatalotbear (taken for less than 1 month) January 22, 2019

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "Today is my 10th day on belviq. For a few days I felt a dizzy and felt overly cheerful and chatty. When I didn't feel any symptoms anymore I figured it wasn't working. I felt that way because I didn't feel jittery or high like some other diet pills would make a person feel. But in 10 days on belviq I'm down 12 pounds. I eat what I want for dinner (but a much smaller portion) and am careful about eating only healthy foods for breakfast, lunch & snacks. A week into starting the pills that the only effect it's having on me is suppressing my appetite, which I think is great! Ii sometimes have to force myself to eat because don't feel hungry. This pill doesn't keep me up at night. I honestly sleep better now than I did before the pills. I'm happy with my results so far will starting the gym soon. I'm very happy with this medication."

   
8.0

Kathy F (taken for less than 1 month) January 16, 2019

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "I bought Belviq while in Mexico. I lost 40 lbs without consciously changing my diet. I wasn't aware of any side effects all. The only change I noticed was that I'd lose interest in my meal about half way through. I highly recommend it and I feel bad for the people who can't take it or for whom it is ineffective. BTW I don't think you can get this Mexico anymore :("

   
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Nickole (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 9, 2019

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "Lost 25 pounds in two months . Every thing went fine until I broke out in a severe rash that took me over a year to rid myself of it."

Dragline January 8, 2019

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "I've on the medicine for over a month, I haven't lost any weight at all. Any drug that just "curbs" your appetite in my opinion is a waste of time. People usually don't eat because they're hungry, they eat because they like the taste of what they're eating and they eat out of habit."

   
1.0

TAB (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 3, 2019

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "I just begin taking Belviq today. My ONLY side effect is feeling in a euphoria, high or extra good mood. Should I be concerned? This feeling has helped my mind refrain from emotional eating (in my opinion) because I feel so good my thoughts are not on food but happy things. Should I stop taking it?"

Teakay December 27, 2018

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "I am 5'7 and I weigh 225 pounds. I have high blood pressure and diabetes. I am a emotional eater and the pass few years have been the worse years of my entire life. So since I have been depressed I eat. I have tried contrave in the past and it gave me the worse migraines ever. After some therapy and some antidepressants my Dr. decided to put me on Belviq. I only been on it for 4 days now. I have no bad side effects only that it makes me feel sooooo sleepy all the time I have no energy at all, and it does not curb my appetite as I'm still hungry all the time. I will not quit though I will give it 2 weeks and see what happens. I will update then. I have not loss 1 pound I probably gained weight."

   
5.0

Jenn2030 (taken for less than 1 month) December 11, 2018

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Belviq XR (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "I have been taking Belviq XR for a week. I noticed since I started taking it I have been very cold and drowsy, and I also have dry mouth quite often. I feel the side effects are worth it, because I've lost 4 pounds. I don't want to binge eat all day like I did before I started taking Belviq, I am satisfied with lunch and dinner."

   
8.0

Bella (taken for less than 1 month) December 6, 2018

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Belviq XR (lorcaserin) for Obesity: "I started this medication after being on phentermine for 4 months. I'm on day 6 and my experience so far is not so good. I've been really tired every day and sleeping later than usual. I haven't even felt like walking at all. I usually go 2 miles in the morning and another 2 in the afternoon. I have been nauseous the entire time but it's getting worse as I go. As for appetite I have been hungrier than I was on the phentermine. I'm also up 3 pounds that I think came from inactivity for the past week. For me I don't think this medication is the right one."

   
1.0

SB (taken for less than 1 month) November 29, 2018

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "Lost 4 lbs in 2 weeks. However, the side effects are too much to go through. They were intense for me. I only took Belviq. I would feel so high and out of it at work. My eyelids were so heavy one day, I felt like I was slowly dying on this medication. I would continue to do my hour long cardio workouts that usually get me huffing and puffing, but on Belviq, I do not lose my breath, it is like my heart stands still. At night, I would wake up 2 times thinking it was time to get up. At work, I am super busy and work with the public and am on my feet and active all day, but for the past two weeks my performance has suffered because I get so tired at work all I want to do is go home and lay down. My shoulders hurt on these meds. Why? My emotions are also upside down on these meds, and I have no patience with my family or clients. This stuff is intense. My Dr. Is just going to put me back on Phentermine today. That stuff is nothing compared to this as far as side effects."

   
5.0

Molly November 16, 2018

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "I am a 30 year old female. I started taking BELVIQ on 11/12/18 I was 220 pounds. I weighed myself this morning and I weigh 216. I would say with a pound a day so far it is working pretty well. I work sitting at a desk for 10 hours a day so not much exercise in my life. I also have only taken a total of 5 pills instead of the eight I should have taken so far. I will update next week."

   
8.0

MrsBeach (taken for less than 1 month) November 16, 2018

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Belviq XR (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "I generally tolerate all medications well and was surprised how awful I felt on Belviq. Within a few days of starting it I came down with what I thought was a virus. Body aches, chills and nausea. I kept on the Belviq since I had just started it. I spoke about this to my doctor and he said to give it another week or two. Then the aches, chills and nausea came again. I also felt that the product did not work. I got an additional headache in the evening and then was ravenous. I stopped the Belviq and the symptoms went away."

   
2.0

Kvc213 (taken for less than 1 month) November 13, 2018

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "I struggled with weight loss after spine surgery. I was at 177 lbs. Took Belviq for 3 months along with walk about walking 3 miles a day, I loss 40lbs. I am able to keep the weight down by walking everyday and eating better. No excessive eating."

   
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Jacksonnov (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 5, 2018

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "This drug was horrible. My heart was beating so fast I thought I was going to die. Unreal anxiety. Could not sleep. Thought ok maybe. I’ll take a second. No good. Crazy anxiety. Threw the bottle out. What a waste of 300 bucks."

   
1.0

Hoodie (taken for less than 1 month) November 1, 2018

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "Great Product!!! Been on Beviq since May down about 20 lbs Hope to lose 20 more"

   
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Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year) October 31, 2018

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "I started Belviq the Extended Release capsules on Oct. 26th, 2018. It's only been 5 days so I am trying to keep optimistic about the med. I previously in 2017 was prescribed Qsymia and I could feel the effects within moments of taking it. With Belviq, I don't feel any of the appetite suppression I had with Qysmia. I have no side effects with Belviq. Again, I will update after a month. But I am hoping for positive results."

   
3.0

Kristina (taken for less than 1 month) October 31, 2018

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "I started Belviq XR on Oct. 5 2018 at 214lbs Today is Oct 17 2018 and I am weighed in at 208lbs. As far as side effects, I have experience some dizziness first thing in the morning. Slight headaches every now and then but nothing major that I can't tolerate. I've only experienced nausea twice. Now that I am passed the two week mark. The side effects are becoming unnoticeable. My appetite has decrease dramatically. I also notice that the medicine wares off between 10pm and 11pm which is when I should be sleep but I'm some what of a night owl. Over I would as of now I am happy with Belviq RX and will continue it and hope for great results. I will be back at my 1 month with another update!"

Toy-Toy (taken for less than 1 month) October 17, 2018

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "I’m using belviq to lose weight , I’m 75 lbs over weight , I have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, thyroid issues , no matter what I do I can’t seem to lose weight . My endocrinologists recommended that I use Belviq, I am very disappointed haven’t lost an ounce with that been on it for about a month. I am an active 51-year-old female so there should be no reason why I can’t seem to lose weight I was hoping that this would be the boost to get my weight under control very disappointed"

   
1.0

Lulu October 14, 2018

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Obesity: "I recently started Belviq 10 mg twice a day October 1, 2018. So far I’ve lost 3 pounds. The first 3-5 days I had the most horrible headache. I had to take 800 mg of ibuprofen just to counteract the side affect daily. After the first week no headache and no ibuprofen. The pill does not curb my appetite, I think I mainly lost the 3 pounds because of my 4 days a week exercise."

   
4.0

Starr (taken for less than 1 month) October 11, 2018

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "I took this in Dec 17-Feb 2018. I wasn't even "dieting" and lost 14 lbs. I had mild side effects starting the medication, headache, dry mouth, loose stools, but after a couple days it was gone and for the first time ever, I would get a feeling. When eating, that I'd had enough. I love carbs and sweets and this reduced my cravings for them. I had a family emergency in March. Did not refill and due to stress eating I gained the weight back plus 15 lbs. I credit Belviq with helping me lose that weight, without using Belviq. Belviq helped me look for subtle clues of satiety rather than just eating until I was full. I am 5'5" and at the start of the year went from 280 to 266."

   
8.0

VIC (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 11, 2018

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "I'm a 57 year old female and I've struggle with weight loss for many years, I hopped on the scale almost a month ago and was weighing 201.5 the most I've ever weighed in my entire life super tired all the time knees hurting just knew I had to lose weight. I had tried many diets lose a little bit gain a whole lot back the yo-yo thing. So I asked my doctor to prescribe me something so I can lose weight I have high blood pressure and high cholesterol so she prescribed me Belviq 10 mg one pill twice a day. I haven't even been on it a full month and have already lost 12 lb and my appetite has dropped drastically there was a few little side effects the first few days dizzines, light headache and the first couple of days I was nauseous but nothing I couldn't deal with so all in all I give Belviq 8 stars."

   
8.0

Nana b October 1, 2018

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "Following up on a previous entry. (FYI reviews get posted days after submission). I have been taking Belviq for one month and I have lost 12 pounds! I'm 5/7 and I started at 182 and I now weigh 170. My goal is 145. I am SO HAPPY I looked past the negative reviews and decided to try it. I literally have hardly any appetite and when I do eat (I eat twice a day) the portions I need to satisfy me are less than half of before. It enhances my mood in a good way. I realize this affects everyone differently and not everyone has my story - but I cannot be the only one this FDA approved weightloss drug has worked for. My insurance didn't cover it, but the manufacturer gives a coupon so it goes from $330 to $82."

   
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Layla (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 26, 2018

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "I needed to loose some weight and the Dr. thought we should give this a try. I'm very sensitive to side effects in many drug classes and so was very careful about dosing, starting with the non extended release and one a day, after a week went to two a day. I had no noticeable side effects. This is rare for me as many drugs give me side effects. This was good, however after 2+ full weeks I had lost only 3 lbs, which is nothing, in fact I would say that the drug did nothing for me as far a weight loss."

   
1.0

mickel (taken for less than 1 month) September 23, 2018

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