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User Reviews for Lorcaserin

Lorcaserin has an average rating of 7.6 out of 10 from a total of 940 ratings on Drugs.com. 68% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 18% reported a negative effect.

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Summary of Lorcaserin reviews 7.6 940 reviews

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Reviews for Lorcaserin

shas_el · Taken for 6 months to 1 year May 21, 2014

Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: “I have taken Belviq for 7 weeks now, my cravings, midnight snacking are gone. I am eating fruits and vegetables on the regular. I actually favor eating those foods rather than carbs, sugars. I have lost 26.4 pounds so far and it has been so easy. Belviq is willpower in a bottle. I had slight headache for first 3 days but no side effects since that time (except lots of lbs. lost). UPDATE: 7 months and I have lost 55.6 lbs, 23% of my weight and my doctors confirmed that I am no longer pre-diabetic. My total cholesterol is now under 100. My sleep apnea has drastically improved, stomach is flat. improved results on a recent stress test. My doctor called it reverse metabolic syndrome. Thank you Belviq for getting my Health back.”

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dubgirl03 · Taken for less than 1 month February 5, 2015

Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: “Aloha! I am a 41 year old female. I started taking Belviq less than a week ago and I am down 4 pounds already! It would have taken me a month to lose this before. Very minimal side effects that passed after day 2. If you are considering this, give it a try! It is a miracle!”

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RN Cynthia September 12, 2014

Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: “I am an active practice registered nurse who has packed on the pounds slowly, year after year. I am in my 4 th month of taking Belviq. I am down 32 pounds. It comes off slowly, mainly by feeling full faster. I am able to put my fork down now, do not feel out of control eating. It has greatly diminished night snacking. When I initially took it, had some mild headache and tiredness. Side effects were gone after 2 weeks. I am much more active, eating a much healthier diet. I am not obsessing over food or the lack of it. You do have to change habits, diet and exercise, but Belviq makes it possible to do it.”

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Dierdre · Taken for 1 to 6 months December 15, 2014

Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: “Best weight loss medicine ever! 29 pounds in 4 months and 6 pounds more to reach my goal weight. No food cravings and I have cut sugar out of my diet which for me is the key. 5'4 woman currently at 145 pounds. Blue Cross Blue Shield covered this medication for me except for the $5.00 co-pay. Best wishes to everyone!”

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Lauren K · Taken for less than 1 month November 2, 2014

Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: “I have been on Belviq for 21 days and have lost 20lbs. I was fortunate not to experience any side effects. My constant urge to eat was subsided almost immediately. I find that I have to make myself eat most days. I have lost 14 inches total so far and can't wait to see how much more I lose. This medicine has been a blessing for me. Go to the DR this week for my first checkup and am actually looking forward to getting on the scale!”

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Yecart81 · Taken for less than 1 month August 26, 2014

Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: “I have a sleep eating problem and hypothyroidism, so I struggle and have gone from 130 pounds to 172 pounds over the past 7 years but I am 5'2". That's a problem plus I recently turned the big 50. I can eat 20 salads or 20 cheese burgers and the scale doesn't move. I have only taken the pill for 7 days and have lost 3 pounds which is huge. I have zero side effects, no cravings and no night grazing. I think I finally found the help I needed in order to stay motivate to a healthy diet and life style. Couldn't be more pleasantly surprised and satisfied that this will change my life.”

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maj easy September 9, 2014

Belviq (lorcaserin) for Obesity: “Started taking Belviq 3 and half months ago, I've lost 34 pounds as of today. My obesity is due to emotional eating, eating when not hungry, eating too many calories, greasy junk food, and eating late at night and sometimes in the middle of the night, pigging out to help me sleep. Belviq currently is my holy grail, and I hope to be able to take it the rest of my life, it helps me sleep, and definitely curbs my pigging out. I use Belviq in combination with a FitBit. I count calories watch what I eat, almost completely cut out carbs (except for up to 6 saltine crackers). I have arthritis, I'm 67 and somewhat limited in exercising. If I could lose a lot of weight it would reduce the pressure on my hips and knees. Perhaps then I could walk more.”

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Mike-in-Santa-Cruz September 29, 2014

Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: “Nothing for 10 days or so, then no appetite at all. Started exercising, feeling better about myself (it's a mood enhancer), and lost 20 pounds in 35 days. Side effects are dry mouth, slight forgetfulness and possibly some tinnitus, but that's it. Really working well for me! Get the free trial from Belviq then their discount card after that. I love the minor side effects, Phentermine and Topamax were just awful, Topamax the worst. Phentermine is great if you want to feel like a character in "Breaking Bad."”

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Anonymous February 3, 2015

Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: “26yr old mom of four. Started Belviq a week and a half ago lost 13lbs. Only side effect headache first couple of days and dry mouth but it subsides. So glad I tried the 14 day trial. I will be purchasing after trial.”

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JohnSD · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 11, 2014

Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: “40 year old male. I have been on Belviq for 8 weeks. I've lost 20 pounds to date. I had a starting BMI of 32. It has totally removed my night time cravings for food. My biggest problem is late night eating. I usually eat pretty healthy during the day and ruin it at night because I am a night owl and would get hungry late night and would resort to snacks or even worse, fast food. Belviq makes me not think of food all the time and I've noticed I'm not eating as much during meal time. I try to work out 3 times a week but with my work schedule, it can be hard and some weeks I don't work out at all. I am happier and can't wait to lose more. No noticeable side effects here.”

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38 year old mom of 4 · Taken for less than 1 month February 26, 2015

Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: “It has been three weeks and I am down 8 pounds. I wish I knew about Belviq sooner. I feel better overall and my attitude towards food has changed. I eat much smaller portions because I feel full very quickly. I can't wait to continue this journey!”

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Celeste Atlanta August 8, 2014

Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: “This medicine really works for me. I lost 15 pounds in one month. Less cravings for sugar or snacks. Eating two protein shakes for breakfast and lunch (Medifast and/or Isagenyx) and a lean meat and green salad for dinner. Low carbohydrates and fat diet in general, plenty of veggies and lean meat or eggs. 30 mins of aerobic exercise a day. Like someone said, it's will power in a pill. The only side effect was a headache the first two days and Advil took care of it. I'm naturally a relaxed and happy person, but I do feel a general wellbeing and sleep better. I also felt a little more distracted than usual for a couple days at the beginning but after that nothing else. If you want to lose weight and feel better, try Belviq. Good luck to all!”

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Randy · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 2, 2019

Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: “Not sure if anyone actually reads these but here is a follow up to my post last month. Today is day 48 and I am down 23 pounds. All side effects except my back pain are all but gone. The back pain is still bad at times. I still feel a little foggy but not so much that it affects me. I started intermittent fasting on 4/29/2019 so we will see how that works along with the medication. I make good food choices in more fruits and veggies and no fast foods. I still have no desire for sweets which was my biggest issue.”

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Angmully · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 18, 2015

Belviq (lorcaserin) for Obesity: “I've been on Belviq for one month. I've lost 29.5 lbs, and I'm thrilled. I've also stuck to a 1500 calorie diet. The biggest thing it did for me was take away the thought of cravings. I would pay any amount of money to have these kind of results.”

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BigBilky · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 27, 2014

Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: “I started taking it after my weight got up to 303 pounds. I'm 6'4" and have put on about 50 pounds over the past 10 years. I have taken it for two months and am down to 287 pounds. It took about two weeks to notice a difference in appetite but once it kicked in it really kicked in. The only side effect is ocassionally feeling nauseous but it doesn't bother me.”

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Formerly Fat · Taken for 6 months to 1 year August 22, 2015

Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: “I started taking Belviq in September of '14, so I am about three weeks shy of a full year. For the first two weeks I lost perhaps one pound and was getting discouraged - so I simply tried harder. By the way, I was three hundred pounds on the dot when I started. I now weigh 220. Yep, 80 pounds in less than a year, and I have reclaimed my life, my energy my looks, my sex drive and my optimistic outlook on life. DO NOT expect it to work on the front end, by which I mean it is NOT an appetite suppressant. But - and this is a huge but - if you cut your caloric intake in half, you will not experience hunger cravings afterword. That is the key. EAT LESS! Belviq will take care of the rest. By the way, I lost this weight without exercise.”

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TessaH · Taken for less than 1 month January 26, 2015

Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: “I've only taken Belviq for 3 days but have had wonderful results already! I've lost 5 lbs. My doctor started me out slowly taking it only in the mornings for the first 3 days just to ensure my body could tolerate it. Tonight I will also begin to take it in the evenings. I have had a bit of a dry mouth but I don't mind, I just need to drink more water. I did stop drinking soda, and cut back on some of my calories. Tomorrow I start at my gym, so it will be interesting to see if I lose more weight or gain muscle. I don't usually tolerate meds very well, so I'm really happy that this seems to be working for me so far. I'll post another update as I get further along. My insurance doesn't cover weightloss medicine, but the discount card helps.”

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Kelly O' Sullivan Charleston SC February 17, 2015

Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: “I have been on Belviq for over a year and have been able to finally control what I eat. I was 206 pounds and am now down 164 pounds. I am sorry I did not try it sooner as my overall health has gotten better from cholesterol, blood sugar and sleep. My doctor says I will see my ache knees feel better after another 15 pounds.He says most of his patients are good dieters but bad exercisers for the most part. Just happy to get better health.”

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10 more lbs to go! March 15, 2015

Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: “I am surprised at my 24lb loss in the last 3 months and 2 weeks to be honest. I thought Belviq was over priced and just another miracle pill. With a lower carb diet and less food intake alone (no "real" exercise) I am dropping weight very easily. This stuff is great!”

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Cincyhuffster · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 14, 2014

Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: “Started 15-day free trial July 1, 2014 weighing 263. Got first full-month Belviq prescription July 15 and had first post-medicine weigh-in on August 14, weighing 247. So I lost about 2.5 pounds a week for a total of 16 pounds. Enjoying feeling like a "normal" person who can have ice cream in the freezer and not think about eating it constantly. Since I've lost 5% of my initial weight, I'm a "responder" and should qualify to continue taking Belviq beyond 90 days.”

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Way too big · Taken for 6 months to 1 year September 6, 2014

Belviq (lorcaserin) for Obesity: “I have been on Belviq for just shy of 10 months. I started at about 288 lbs. I got an Eat Smart scale the second week on Belviq. I was a 54 year old male. Today, I weighed in at 226 lbs. That is 62 lbs. lost in almost 10 months. The week I started, my A1c was 6.6. My PCP has been having blood work done every 3 months. My A1c is now 5.3 and I am no longer taking Metformin or Simvistatin. Side effects are very minor, compared to how it has changed my life. And the second best thing is, I sleep much sounder. If I do wake up at night, I fall back asleep right away. When I make it to my goal weight, I will probably talk to my doctor about continuing Belviq at a 1/2 dosage.”

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ebeth76 · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 20, 2014

Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: “I started Belviq on the 17th of June. Within 2 days I felt a huge reduction in my appetite. I started losing weight almost immediately, lost 8. Lbs in the following 2 weeks. I was still drinking a lot of wine, and noticed my weight loss slow dramatically. I was still losing, but only 2 lbs were lost the next two weeks. I cut out wine completely July 20th, started losing rapidly again. As of today I am down a total of 25 lbs. I started at 180 lbs. (eek!) And today I am a 155. My blood pressure is way down and I don't crave wine at all. The only side effect is bladder pressure, very uncomfortable, feels like a urinary tract infection coming on, but isn't. I felt it when I first started and any time I take a few days break and restart. It goes away in a day.”

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bgn86 May 25, 2015

Belviq (lorcaserin) for Obesity: “I have been on Belviq for 9 days now and have lost 7 lbs. The first day I had a severe headache and some dizziness. I only took one pill that day. My headache and dizziness went away once the pill wore off. Started again the next day and no headache so I kept going and took the two pills that day. I have had no side effects since that first day. It does curb my appetite and I haven't been hungry. I am using my fitbit and the MyFitnessPal app to keep up with my exercise, calories and water intake. I need to lose around 65 pounds. Belviq costs me $75 a month, I got the discount coupon from my doctor. Update...One Month 15 pounds down. No problems at all, it's working for me.”

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dbau929 · Taken for less than 1 month January 25, 2015

Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: “Started 1-1-2015. Down 15 lbs in 25 days. Counting calories which has been super easy. Sleeping better. A little dry mouth but more water is a good thing. Only take 1 pill a day. No exercise yet. Will add walking on treadmill 2-1-2015.”

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Karen from Toledo (Ohio) · Taken for less than 1 month June 19, 2013

Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: “After 5 full days on Belviq I can assure you this is going to be a wildly successful product. It has made sticking to a diet of reduced portions and healthier foods EASY. I can now eat half what I used to and feel completely full. It has eliminated my compulsion to snack when watching tv or a movie and the results are already noticeable. I started Belviq weighing 227 and as of this morning I was at 222 (after only 5 days). I'm not starving myself, just eating the amount I should have been eating for the last decade. The only side effects I have noticed thus far is being able to fall asleep faster and having a more upbeat and positive attitude in general.”

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