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User Reviews for Lorcaserin

Also known as: Belviq, Belviq XR

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "I've been on Belviq 4 days and I'm not really having any side effects but I'm also still hungry all the time. How long does it take to work?"

MarthaGraves May 21, 2017

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "Great drug. Really works well."

   
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Jay Gibson (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 20, 2017

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Obesity: "I will be starting belviq Sunday due to some of the comments saying make sure to start and stop when nothing is going on! (I have a big event Saturday) but I am posting because of the price. I went online printed the coupon filled out all the info etc before using the coupon it was $88 out of pocket even with my insurance paying their part. With the coupon at CVS and Cigna HMO I paid $0 for mine. So just FYI on the price! Looking forward to this. Phentermine worked the 1st year I took it and now it does nothing but spike my BP so I'm hopeful this will help as I change my diet and exercise"

   
5.0

Phat girl from St. Louis May 19, 2017

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Belviq XR (lorcaserin) for Obesity: "I have been on belviq XR for 5 days and lost 7 pounds. No side affects other than dry mouth as of yet. I will update in about a month."

Sherrell88 (taken for less than 1 month) May 19, 2017

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Obesity: "The bad news. The side effects are tough. First... the first week you will have bad side effects. But they do wear off. I would give it two weeks no matter what. Also, I forgot to get a refill and went two days without it and I was very very very sick. Nausea, heartburn, headache, head cold, anxiety. I am a space cadet at work. It is affecting my work. The good news I have lost steady more than I expected and I have no desire for sweets or "binging" like I normally might. It almost feels like there is a disruption in your mind where the hunger thoughts are. My recommendation is to take it for short term bouts. (perhaps when you are first starting a diet). And be sure to start and stop when nothing important is going on in your life."

Works but at a cost May 17, 2017

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "Been on it for several days and can't take it no more. Horribly nauseous, the scariest night terrors ever and head hurts so bad I thought I would pass out. I really thought I could get through it and it would work. I just can't take it. So sad."

   
1.0

Jessica sable May 13, 2017

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Obesity: "Well I wrote my review (see below) too soon. I had only taken it that day and did not go through a full 24 hour period. This medicine is hell!!! I had horrible nightmares like I've never had in my life then the headache came back like someone hit me with a 2x4. I was a COMPLETE ZOMBIE the next day. The worse!!! No Belviq you are doing it wrong!!"

   
2.0

Diana who wants her life back (taken for less than 1 month) May 12, 2017

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "I'm 58 years old, exercise regularly and have not been able to loose any weight at all on my own in years and actually started gaining. My Dr. Prescribed Belviq. I've been on Belviq for 4 days, I've lost 5 pounds! Amazing! I have had no side effects whatsoever, except that the first night, I had terrible dreams, so now I only take this drug once a day in the morning, and it's working! I need to loose 50 pounds, and I weighed under 200 when I started. I walk 3 miles, 3 times a week and I went to an 1100 calorie diet every day. I am very strict on my calories. Lots of fruit, protein, and veggies (which I hate) but the weight is coming off and I'm very encouraged. I will continue till I'm at my goal weight."

   
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Akita Lover (taken for less than 1 month) May 12, 2017

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "I started taking belviq May 32017 , My beginning weight was 226 as of today beginning week two I weigh 219 I have lost 5 pounds. I am on a 1100 calories a day. I replaced a meal with a protein shake. So for every thing is wonderful. My first days on this medicine I was very tired and lower back pain. All of those side affect has gone away. I walk 45 minutes every day. I will be up dating weekly. Good Luck everybody."

   
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kekecece (taken for less than 1 month) May 12, 2017

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Obesity: "First let me tell you if you go on belviq.com site and print coupon make sure you do all the steps. You have to just call into an electronic response system, not a live person. For me that made a difference because I didn't want to talk to someone else about my weight. Anyway I'll be honest, I've had this medicine for two months and today is the first day I've taken any. I've taken weight loss medicine before years back (of course not this kind) and it changed me in a bad way. So I finally tried this today and only had a very mild headache earlier and now it's gone. It's helped my appetite so far! I'm so glad. I just wish I would not have waited these past two months to try it!"

   
9.0

Diane who wants her life again (taken for less than 1 month) May 10, 2017

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Obesity: "I have been using Belviq for about two years. I went from 190 down to 165, and then it just stopped helping me lose. The price is so very high and even though I use a coupon and go to Walmart, each month was a hassle with the pharmacist as to what discount, if any, I would be able to get. I never heard of $25.00 per month with a voucher!! I need to know where to get a voucher like THAT! The last time I tried to use a company coupon, Walmart told me that it was no longer valid. I've never gone back, even thou I have a prescription. While I was on it, I noticed that my weight was no longer dropping, even tho I was eating the same. Without a coupon, I won't be buying it any more....but where can I get a voucher and pay $25.00??"

   
1.0

Charleston3 May 10, 2017

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "I started taking Belviq about 3 weeks ago after my doctor recommended I lose weight. I have to admit the first week I was starving while taking Belviq. I also started the paleo diet and increased my water to 84oz a day. (most days..lol) and 20 min of activity 5-6 days a week. I lost 3lbs the first week. I have continued to lose weight due to the combination of the low carb and the Belviq. I do not feel it is suppressing my appetite but I believe it is assisting in my weight loss. I seem to be burning more calories and I rarely have cravings. I do have a one carb treat once a week to treat myself and then I get right back on track. (sometimes a girl wants chocolate or cheesecake or BOTH). I am pleased with the results so far. I feel better."

   
8.0

Ms Foxe (taken for less than 1 month) May 9, 2017

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "This is my third week on Belviq and I'm happy to say I am down 9 pounds. My goal is to loss 10 pounds the first month to justify spending another $263. Looks like I will be able to purchase another month's supply. Got 20 pounds to go."

   
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WaxCat (taken for less than 1 month) May 9, 2017

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Belviq XR (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "I took Qsymia for resistant metabolism. I am 5'6.5", workout 5-6 times a week (6 miles walking (I try to maintain 15 min miles with lots of hills), spinning, pilates) and have always ate well. My endocrinologist prescribed it after every test came back normal. The Qsymia was awesome. lost 20+ pounds and got down to 149 and took the medium dose for 18 months. But had hair loss; found out topiramate (one of the two ingredients in Qsymia) can cause this. So sad to come off the Qsymia, but thin and bald are probably not the best look for me. 10 pounds back on my dr. prescribed Belviq XR (won't give me phentermine alone). First dose today, skin has burning sensation, NOT hungry, feel a bit "high". will discontinue if weight does not drop in first few days."

   
5.0

RN mom of three May 9, 2017

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "Hello, I am a 35 yr old female, 5'10, weighing 237lbs. After many many months of struggling with weight and lacking motivation to do something about it, I was referred to a doctor that presented me with Belviq XR 20 mg, once daily. Today is only day 2 of this new journey, and I must say the only side effect so far has been slight discomfort in my head, nothing drastic though, which I am happy about. So on my first day I think I did pretty good, wasn't really starving at all throughout the day as I usually am. Today I have been ok, but I had lunch about 12:45pm and felt my stomach rumbling about 2 hours later. For those who have experience with this medication, does it cause hunger? What can I do different to not get hungry so fast?"

Cozmogirl28 May 5, 2017

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "The whole point of Belviq is that it is supposed to suppress one's appetite. Of course to really lose more weight everything you wrote factors in. You missed the point with many reviewers.....Belviq is not suppressing their appetite, like "oh, I have to make myself eat", etc. That said, I have been on Belviq for 3 days. I take 10mg x 2 a day. I have not noticed a decrease in appetite at all. I'm still hungry in the am and pm. Bummer. No side effects either. I started at 177 lbs and just wishing my appetite would relax where I could say "oh, I have to make myself eat". Also, I printed up the coupon from Belviq.com and paid $85.00 instead of $257.00."

   
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Stormyskys (taken for less than 1 month) May 5, 2017

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "I really eat healthy on a regular basis low carb kind of like the keto and atkins diet. I lost around 60 pounds on my own and was in a plateau phase. My doctor suggested taking this medicine. The first 2 days major headaches but then they went away. I am eating, working out, and doing my normal routine with this medicine. Now I weight myself 1 week later and learned I GAINED 9 POUNDS! Doesn't make any sense but I am going to stop taking it when I can loose that much myself without medicine. Really sad but this is what I have to do."

   
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momma247 May 5, 2017

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "I tried this medication twice. The first time I started at 164 and lost to 157 and then stopped; however, it helped me maintain the 157. I am 5'2" at 59y. The first three days had severe headache, but then like magic it went away. My insurance wouldn't pay for the medication after 9 months because I didn't lose any more weight. I then tried again about 6 months later, my doctor recommended again, and I started at 167 and lost to 163 and stopped losing. I also this time began to feel very tired and depressed and realized after about three weeks that suicidial and depression are side effects so I had to stop taking it. Now I am at 176 my scales, on doctors I am 180 and this is all in approximately 18 months."

   
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nana5746 (taken for 1 to 2 years) May 1, 2017

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "I've been steadily gaining weigh over the last couple years, and even more since my hysterectomy. My Pcp decided to try me on Belviq to assist me in losing some of the weight I'd gained. I started taking 10mg Belviq twice a day, 9 days ago. My weight before starting was 223lbs. As of day 9, I am down to 217. I've always eaten pretty healthy foods and I really don't exercise much. So I'd say Belviq is definitely helping!! The only side effects I've encountered were: 1. The 1st couple of days I had a very mild headache 2. It made me feel a little sleepier, but not too much. (I definitely sleep more sound at night which is always good.) 3. My appetite has certainly decreased, so I give myself smaller portions now. I'll update more later "

   
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LyricalLisa (taken for less than 1 month) May 1, 2017

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "I was on this drug for about 3 weeks. It did not curb my appetite. In fact, I was increasingly hungry and could not stop eating. I gained 10 pounds on it, which I'm assuming is not how this drug is supposed to work. Once I stopped, my appetite returned to normal; however, now I have 10 pounds to lose in addition to the 30 I initially wanted. I am sure I was a unique case, but I would caution that if you start gaining, stop the drug. I felt like I needed to stay on it because it was so expensive and I didn't want to waste my money. And, my doctor said to give it time. Well, 10 pounds was enough time."

   
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Lissie Annie April 28, 2017

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "Nightmare from the beginning. Day 1 extreme nausea, dizziness and headaches. Day 2 was worse, and had bloody urine. Stopped taking it."

   
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Ds7505 (taken for less than 1 month) April 24, 2017

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "Beware. Started this drug 6 days ago along with diet and exercise. I lost 8 lbs in 5 days. My side effects were , severe cough, dizziness, headache, fatigue, and flu like symptoms. On day 5 I didn't like how I was feeling . I decided to stop taking it. I didn't think it was worth waiting for those effects to go away, even if they did. My cough subsided quite a bit in such a short time. Today , day 6, the start of my second day without the pill, I awoke this morning , sat on the bed, and started to cough . I started to gasp for a breath, and there was no air. Several minutes later I was wondering why my eyebrow and cheek along with my body hurt. I opened my eyes and realized I blacked out and was lying face down on the wood floor. Run"

   
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Kalpheus April 22, 2017

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Obesity: "This is the first day on Belviq XR so I haven't been able to notice much of a change in my eating lesser. I didn't experience any headaches or nausea. Actually had a little more energy. Now I've just did 3 months on Phentermine 37.5 mg and I went from 282 lbs to 251 lbs(without exercising much) I wanted to continue the phentermine. But my doctor said 3 months is the limit. He suggest I try Belviq since you can remind on Belviq longer. I am 5'10' and current weight is 251 lbs. My goal is too get down to 190 lbs and I am very optimistic in reaching this goal."

   
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TKJW71 (taken for less than 1 month) April 21, 2017

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "I started on Belviq one week ago. I have struggled with weight my entire life. I'm active and average 9000-10000 steps a day and practice yoga once a week. I love to cook and I love to eat! 80% of my meals are healthy, but the other 20% are not. Over the years I'm certain my portions of healthy food are more than I need and I binge on the junk food and drink beer. After gaining 30 pounds last year I tipped the scale at 202. I'm 5'6 45 years old. The first day I had a headache- it went away within 30 minutes. I sleep great and I'm not obsessed with food! I've stayed between 1000-1200 calories easily and have lost 11 pounds in one week. I'm eating healthy, the binging is gone and I get full faster!"

   
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Southern Gal (taken for less than 1 month) April 20, 2017

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "Started Belviq 5 days ago. I am incredibly drained and exhausted. Have had headaches, issues with balance, feeling of not connecting to my own thoughts or words, eating more, gained 3 pounds... And today the exhaustion was so bad I feel asleep behind the wheel of my car twice on a short trip to my grandparents house. I left a message with my doctor's office and will follow up tomorrow. Take the side effects seriously. I have never had issues like this with a medication."

   
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Phentermine SO much better (taken for less than 1 month) April 17, 2017

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