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User Reviews for Lorcaserin

Also known as: Belviq, Belviq XR

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Obesity: "I've been taking BELVIQ for almost 4 months without any weight loss. I have been eating healthy meals and walking about a mile and more practically every day. Why won't the weight start falling off? Please help. Tat"

   
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Hunchback (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 15, 2017

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For Weight Loss: "I started Belviq in January 2015. I weighed 297 pounds and I am 5'0 tall. Belviq has literally changed my life! I am down 130 pounds and I feel great. I have kept the weight off too. I had zero side effects and it truly suppressed my appetite. I have not taken it in almost a year but will start back soon so that I can loose another 25/30 pounds. It works wonderfully but you have to eat small portions of sensible foods. It's a life changer and I highly recommend it!"

   
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Anonymous (taken for 2 to 5 years) July 14, 2017

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "This has been good for losing weight. I was skeptical at first because of all of the reported side effects and the costs. I checked with my pharmacy and found that my insurance paid all but $50 for it and the manufacturer will send you a card to cover the rest. There was ZERO cost for me to try this. First, the side effects. I had them all. Tired, joint pains, back pain, feeling foggy... It was bad. Everything subsided within the first 2 weeks. The back pain still remains but not as bad. Now results. I started the drug on 4/9/2017 at 306 pounds. As of 7/10/2017 I am down to 278 pounds. I walk daily and don't feel like eating too much. My cravings for sugar, soda and fast food is all but gone. My weight loss is slowing now though."

   
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Randy M July 11, 2017

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For Obesity: "I received the drug yesterday morning and took the first pill early. I thought I felt a lot of pep and my appetite disappeared. At 4:PM I had company and shared a small piece of pie and ice-cream the only food I had all day. Decided to take the 2nd pill. Horrible headache, sinus pain, even eye pain. Took some aspirin and aleve. Up half the night with headache. Woke up it was worse. Slept almost this entire day. Hardly ate anything and not hungry. Didn't take the pill. I am going to try tomorrow after taking sinus meds and Aleve. I really want the pill to work for me. I need to lose the weight and my dr. thinks it is a good one for me."

   
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Reganee (taken for less than 1 month) July 9, 2017

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "I took it for a week. The first 2 days brought a headache & then that resolved. I was also a bit nauseous those 2 days. I did notice that I had almost no appetite right away so apparently it is effective for satiation. I had to stop taking it though because of the following: Cough started immediately & resolved the day after I stopped taking it. Dizziness & difficulty with balance. Deep sleep & trouble getting going in the morning, when the dizziness was worse. Sneezing & sore throat. Now this may sound like maybe I just had a cold, but I didn't. I am a nurse and I know the difference. Some difficulty with memory & concentration. Dry mouth, but that is no big deal. Another deterrent for me is that I can't take my migraine med with it"

   
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Zsu Zsa July 8, 2017

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For Weight Loss: "I started today on lorcaserin HCI. I took an asprin also because others have warned of a bad headache. I wasn't able to continue with another medication because if caused swelling. I should go to the support group Q & A section on this website I am starting at 205 pounds 5'5" Will post again in a few days or if there is any side affects. Thank you all for the information on this site."

Reganee July 7, 2017

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "So not worth it. I had all kinds of bad effects on the drug but I am here to warn you about stopping it. My doctor told me to stop it cold turkey. I figured since it was a selective SSRI I didn't have to taper. I have spent the next six weeks with profound problems with my heart rhythm. Which my doctor thinks is unrelated. After 5 + weeks things seem to be calming a bit. But not after all kinds of tests and a halter monitor and of course... that looks like your crazy. I know it was this drug. The only time I ever had them before was after discontinuing Celexa without tapering. (when it was first introduced and they didn't know better). I don't have palpitations normally. There is no good information on this drug. You are just winging it"

   
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Bad effects during and after (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 3, 2017

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Belviq XR (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "I started this on June 7th, was supposed to start a few days earlier, but after reading so many reviews, I was scared of the side effects. I am woman, 5'5 weighed in at 195.5. I go for my first 1 month weigh I'm down 7.5 lbs and experienced no side effects. I had been on phentermine before although it comes off faster, I had terrible side effects from that drug. Belviq XR has suppressed my appetite. I won't lie it doesn't take away your hunger, you have to eat sensibly. I found for me I only take 1 pill a day, so I started taking it at 11:00 a.m. but my night I was really hungry. The last week and half I started taking after lunch around 1:00. Takes away my cravings for carbs and sweets and not as hungry for dinner."

   
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Sick of being overweight!! (taken for less than 1 month) July 3, 2017

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "Started May 1st- have lost 29 pounds as of today June 30th. Changed eating habits, not much exercise yet but is coming soon. $277 per month. Used a coupon on line , only took off 5 dollars. Does anyone know one that will work? Insurance doesn't pay for mine. Please help. I want to continue on this journey but takes a chunk out of the budget."

   
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Kelly 61 June 30, 2017

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Obesity: "The drug works. I needed to exercise. Without exercise I experience headaches and weird dreams. But when I get out and walk, I feel much much better and the weight comes off faster to. I went from 265lb down to 195lb and my enthusiasm for walking and finally hitting the gym, increased. I lost all the cravings and especially the feeling that I'm hungry all the time. That helped me get started. Then eating very little each day and exercising is the key. HOWEVER, don't stop taking the drug cold turkey. I did that, and I turned lethargic and my hunger and cravings for fast food, doughnuts, ice cream and sugary drinks hit twice as hard and I gained back 85 pounds. Now I have to start all over."

   
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FrankWhite June 15, 2017

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "It's been one month today had my follow up appointment to see if I can continue on the medication and I lost 9.3pounds. I didn't weigh myself at all during this period of time so I was super excited when the doctor told me today let's see how the next 4 week goes"

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) June 15, 2017

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "I started taking Belviq May 31, 2017. I am 5"5 and start weight was 279lb. Today makes day 15 and I am at 273lb and that's the number with my period on (sorry TMI) so it will be lower once it's gone off. I know 6lbs in 15 days sounds like nothing right? But I haven't exercised nor watched what I have been eating, only because I wanted to see what the pill had to offer. Not only did I lose weight but I lost inches!!! How many inches? I'm not sure, I just know that I can wear my rompers and tight shirts without my girdle "

   
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Determined2Bfiner June 14, 2017

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for : "I am taking 10 mg twice a day and have been for three weeks. I have lost 3 lbs. My muscles are sore and I have had headaches and a little dizziness. I am 55 and have been on an extremely strict diet for the past 6 months, unable to lose a pound. So, while I am not sure about doing another month, I am glad to have lost the three pounds. I am not sure the risks outweigh the benefits. There is no warning for sun exposure for this medication, and I feel there should be. I am have a darker complexion and do not usually burn in the sun. I recently spent a week in Mexico. The first day, I got so sunburned that I had to sit in the shade for the remainder of our vacation. It turned into a terrible skin poisoning. After 8 days I am still sunburned."

Keetto (taken for less than 1 month) June 12, 2017

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "I started taking the medication April 26, 2017 and as of today I have lost 18lbs. It's a slow process but stay with it and u will see some results. It's a time release medication. I take one pill at 9am and the second pill at nine pm. This time works better for me. I noticed when I wake up early morning I am not hungry. Good luck everybody."

Kekecece June 11, 2017

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "I started this pill on Tuesday night. My insurance paid for it (after pre-authorization from my Dr) my co pay was 50 but pharmacist referred me to website and coupon paid that, so I thought what the hell! I'll try it. I am 45 and 4'10 on Monday I weighed 180. On Thursday I weighed 176 so 2 full days on medication I lost 4 lbs. I started my diet one strict 1000 calorie diet and now I am so full I feel sick if I eat more than about 700, but my husband makes me eat. The only side effect I have had from it is insomnia, so I take 10 mg at 7 am 10 mg at 3 pm. No side effects now. I absolutely love it!!!!"

   
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Amy Spence June 10, 2017

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "My week and I've lost 10 pounds, no major side effects except frequent urination wondering has anyone else had this issue."

Grannymandy (taken for less than 1 month) June 10, 2017

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "First time I took this pill I had a severe headache. My head was hurting so bad that it actually made me vomit several times. The second time I took this pill I only had a headache but nothing as bad as the first time. I felt as if this pill did not cut my appetite. I was still hungry and constantly always thinking about food. Other days I wasn't as hungry but I was still hungry and wanting to snack. I was on the pill for about 3 weeks before I went to the doctor to weigh in. I only lost two pounds. This pill also made me very, very tired. I didn't want to do anything but sleep. Even after just waking up I would still be tired."

S. Dani June 10, 2017

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For Weight Loss: "I started Belviq XR daily on November 19, 2016. I am 5'4" and initial weight was 197. Today I am at 170. I am also on Saxenda (liraglutide), which had worked for a while, then I quit losing. My provider recommended this combo and it has been wonderful. I had minimal side effects to start with, the worst is probably being cold all the time, which is something I am most of the time anyway. I did run out after my second month, and that was not a fun experience, but my provider and I now know that I will have to be tapered off when that time comes. Please don't make judgements about this medication until you have been on it at least a month, it takes you at least that long to acclimate to it."

   
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wgirl (taken for 6 months to 1 year) June 10, 2017

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "I am 4'11, 188lbs, I was given this prescription about 3 months ago, Belviq 10mg/2 x day and I just filled it yesterday. I used the coupon and paid $88.00 which was better than the $300.00 - Today is my first day and after the 2nd dose I have a bad headache and some chills. I have been reading the reviews and some noticed side effect went away after 3 days so I am being optimistic. I haven't been hungry today but I have made myself eat. I will post more in a week....keep me in your prayers :-)"

J0022 June 6, 2017

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "I have been on Belviq for nearly 18 months. I take 10mg twice daily. My BMI was in the Obese range. I never had a single side-effect. Not one. I have lost 45 pounds. The medication just took away my cravings. I never even want dessert, and have no desire for sweets. Sadly, I am not an exercise person, so I've done very little of that. Some people might think that 45 pounds indicates a slow weight loss in that length of time, but I am thrilled. By the way, I just eat normal food, but much smaller portions. I just get full very quickly I'm sorry some people have had problems or side effects. For me, it was a life saver. I still have 25# more to lose, but I'll get there. Then I have to figure out how to keep it off!"

   
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DGG2017 (taken for 1 to 2 years) May 31, 2017

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "Today is my second day using Belviq 20mg. The first day I didn't noticed any decrease in appetite however I know it takes a while to work. Today I literally forced myself to eat as I wasn't hungry at all. Only thing that has me a bit concerned is the dizziness, I work on my feet all day and today I've been sitting most of the time cause I feel like I'm falling. Mind you, I'm still eating just less calories however I shouldn't feel this dizzy by cutting calories. I couldn't even drive. Now I hope this goes away with time. I'll update in two weeks or so."

Taking a last chance (taken for less than 1 month) May 31, 2017

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "Belviq works great for an appetite suppressant. I experienced a little dizziness and a couple first days I had slight chills. (? - could be coincidental) But 2 times I took it with Allegra-D and had a horrible headache - the kind where you think you might puke...migraine status. I truly believe it was just the combination of the pseudoephedrine and the Belviq. I've never had a headache when I take it with Benadryl. (I have bad spring allergies)"

   
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fab50 (taken for less than 1 month) May 31, 2017

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Obesity: "So, I started Belviq a few weeks ago. I sometimes had headaches but nothing a few advil wouldn't cure. It took about 2 weeks for the medicine to start working. You have to be patient and remember this is a serotonin drug, it affects the serotonin in your brain which controls hunger and feeling of fullness. Its just like when you take medicine for depression, anxiety, OCD, they take time to work. I was very surprised I did not have any side effects to speak of because I am super sensitive to medication. I am less hungry and I do not find myself thinking of food all the time. I have lost 4 pounds thus far and am hoping to continue losing weight."

   
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cdutch08 May 30, 2017

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Obesity: "I've been on Belviq for 3 days and have felt nothing. I haven't felt the urge to eat less nor any side effects. Anybody want to share and let me know when I would start to feel something. Thanks"

   
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Putplejo17 (taken for less than 1 month) May 29, 2017

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For Obesity: "I felt almost no side effect. From a 3500 calorie intake the first two week I was able to drop to 2000 calories daily. The third week naturally I eat around 1000/1200 calories. I feel less anxious, more emotionally stable, with more energy and happier. I recommend taking the pills at the same time every day, to organize your meals and a 30 minute walk every day."

   
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Gabibogado May 26, 2017

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