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Belviq Rating Summary

8.4/10 Average Rating

262 Ratings with 251 User Reviews

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"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."

   
6.0

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

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"At first I wasn't sure about this drug and then found out how much it would be $250 month yea right after being a single mom now but got it for only $25 a month with voucher. After taking it for 4 months I have lost 45 pounds on top of working out and eating habits have changed a lot. I do want to be positive with people but I have no sympathy with some comments on here that say I just took the pill it didn't work..... of course just taking a pill wont work its not a miracle pill. You need to workout and start eating much healthier on top of taking the medication. If you are obese like I was you need to have the healthy habits first I think and then take the pill. I lost 70 pounds on my own and AFTER took the pill more"

   
9.0

Newsinglemom31 (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 7, 2017

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"I have been on belviq for exactly 2 months now. I am a 43 year old male, but was starting to feel like I was 75+ years old. In 2 months, I lost 42 lbs, and am averaging about 1.5 lbs every 2 days. I was 329 lbs at the start and already can feel the difference. Along with belviq, I changed my eating habits, and although I have not started exercise yet, (gotta drop some more before I start that) I feel like a new person. I can do things like go up a flight of stairs without losing breath. Something I couldn't do before. I read a lot of people having different success or no success with this drug, but I thank my doctor for allowing me to try this, and not do the bypass surgery he had originally wanted to do. Good luck to everyone."

   
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The Cooler (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 25, 2017

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"Call the manufacturer!!! I got mine for 82$!!"

Anonymous March 21, 2017

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"Just started on Belviq this morning. I'm 5'2" and weigh 227 lbs. I used to take Adipex after I gave birth to my kids and lost 68 lbs. My body got used to it, so my doctor prescribed Belviq. I'm not as jittery as I felt when I was on Adipex, but I do have the dry mouth ( as if I were dehydrated). So far this morning I've only had a cup of coffee, a cup of hot lemon water with apple cider vinegar. I'm about to have a piece of toast with peanut butter. My doc says to eat something even if I'm not hungry. I'll update in a week."

SAHMof2 (taken for less than 1 month) March 6, 2017

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"I have been taking this for 3 weeks, feels no change at all , like it is like am not taking anything, have been watching what I eat and walking treadmill 45 min, Iv'e lost 3 pounds, but I feel no change in appetite or no side effects, are some people immune to this drug?"

   
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ChristineHul (taken for less than 1 month) March 4, 2017

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"Started taking Belviq a week ago. Proud to say that I'm 4 1/2 lbs down. No headaches but it makes me sleep more sound. No dry mouth. No other side effects. Highly recommend it."

GayleJayy February 25, 2017

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"Well I just started the medication two days ago so I can't really say yet. But I can say the first day of taking it, I had the worst headache . But today, I haven't had a headache (knock on wood) I just hope this works, it's a struggle to shed pounds. I really just need a Jump start. I'm curious what time do you guys take the second pill? Is it 12 hours apart? I will report again soon"

   
4.0

Paris Renae February 24, 2017

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"I am classified in the BMI category as Obese. I need to lose 90 pounds and since starting Belviq in October of 2016, I have lost 42 pounds. I have started working out because I know that just losing the weight was not enough, I needed to get my heart going again. I have no medical issue, so it is just about getting the weight off for a healthier me. It took about 3 weeks for my weight to start dropping and it has been slow. There are times where I will lose weight and then I might go a week and lose nothing. The main thing is not giving up and getting out their and trying. I can't run a mile YET, but I can walk it. Don't stop trying and don't give up on Belviq. It really helps."

   
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Rugs3131 February 15, 2017

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"I am a 57 year old woman with about 75 pounds to lose. ( If I want to get into a "normal" weight range.) Have been taking 10 mgs of Belviq 2x a day for the 2 1/2 weeks. The first day and a half, my stomach was a bit unsettled. And sometimes I feel a little fuzzy headed - but not terribly so. Now, the only thing that I experience is sleeping longer than I usually do. And - this is not a bad thing - but I sleep much better than I have for a long, long time. I feel like the medication is definitely taking the edge off of my hunger. While I don't "forget to eat" I am certainly satisfied with eating much less. Probably 1/3 to 1/2 as much. And, so far, I have a lot more will power saying "no" to things that I usually wouldn't pass by. 3# down!"

   
9.0

BethR5025 January 28, 2017

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"I gave the medication some points because once I started taking it I immediately experienced a decrease in appetite. I took 10 mg In the morning and 10 mg At night. The first side effect was dry mouth and the second was a crushing headache. I read this site and decided to work through it. On day 3 I developed a huge rash on my inner thigh and then on my shoulders. I had strange nightmares and felt out of sorts. I then had irritability and snapped at my husband and young son on several occasions after day 5. On day six I stood up and felt dizzy and weird. I developed anxiety and felt upset. By day 8 my husband and I talked and looked up the contents of the medicine. Serotonin stood out to me. I stopped taking it. Run."

   
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Creole38 (taken for less than 1 month) January 23, 2017

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"Was told to loss weight and started Belviq on November 2016. As of yesterday's appointment(1/18/17) lost 0 (zero) lbs and was advised to stop medication as I should of lost some weight by now. Left to deal with my weightloss journey on my own. Nothing else Rx'ed."

FM/Hypo Mom January 19, 2017

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"I have a lot of faith in belviq. I will be starting the drug twice a day tomorrow morning. I'll post something every week. Wish me luck :)"

   
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Mo Away January 4, 2017

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"About to start this pill belviq my doctor prescribed for me today..but was wondering how can I try it without spending $278 ..any advise"

LisaAndy (taken for less than 1 month) November 30, 2016

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"I started as a size 26 weighing 285 pounds on May 15th 2015. As of right now, November 1st 2016, I weigh 173 and am wearing a size 12. I take Belviq twice a day, walk for at least 30min per day as I walk the dogs and I use Lose It! to track my foods so that I am aware of what I eat. Even if I go over my recommended daily caloric intake, at least I know where I stand. This has worked perfectly for me and my weight loss, I've been very successful. The only thing that changed for me was adding in Belviq, I was already doing the rest for at least a year prior avg was unsuccessful. So, I credit Belviq for my success."

   
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kajirae (taken for 1 to 2 years) November 1, 2016

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"I've been on Belviq for about a week now. I take it at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. I have ZERO side effects and am almost concerned maybe it just doesn't take to me. As far as hunger, I almost feel like I'm eating less during the day but when night hits (even after my second pill) I feel so hungry. Like insatiably hungry. So I drink a bottle or 2 of water and I still really want something to eat. No weight loss yet, praying I don't gain even more. I'm almost 5'7 and I weigh 230 lbs. I have been more active and concious of my food choices. I will update soon!"

   
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Jessica Shelton (taken for less than 1 month) October 18, 2016

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"Well day 2 and I already have this medication figured out! I have been on Zoloft for 13 yrs, up & down a few times with dose. It is known that Zoloft when started or a dose increase you lose weight! I have many times. I was so afraid of side effects it took me a wk to take it. When I did I felt nothing! Not 1 side effect. The reason because it's a serotonin drug. So from being on the Zoloft, which does the same thing, and even the side effect wld have been the same, I felt nothing. If your on Zoloft or similar, don't waste your money!! It's not going to wk! I'm so annoyed! Erin"

   
1.0

Erin1213 October 11, 2016

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"When I first took BELVIQ I lost a lot of weight, around 64 pounds within months of taking it. But like a lot of people I stopped taking it because I thought I could keep the weight off, but I just couldn't because Obesity is a disease that requires life long management with medication, nutrition, lifestyle, and exercise. I am back on BELVIQ and am happy to report I am doing well. BELVIQ has been the answer to my prayers - It is the only thing that has helped me loose weight, ever. I did try therapy w/ nutritionist, psychologist, personal trainers who were really expensive, and even pre-packaged. None of that worked for me. But now with BELVIQ I can say no to junk foods and unhealthy foods this helps me maintain a healthy weight."

   
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Fit4LifeMilan October 3, 2016

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"My BMI was 38 so I tried it. I hated the side effects. They were bad. It even hurt when I went to the bathroom! No pounds lost either after 3 weeks. It's expensive too."

   
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ShirleyMo (taken for less than 1 month) September 27, 2016

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"Wife wasted money on it. Like she says, " I'm still fat""

   
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JoeZZZO September 23, 2016

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"I have been on Belviq for a week. I have not had any side effects and I've lost 7lbs. It's been a great motivator. I check in next week to give more update."

   
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Chelle69 September 21, 2016

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"So far so good, I have been taking Belviq for 1 week now, first 2 days had a terrible headach so I took my belviq with 4 ibprophen ech time to avoid the headache it was terrible lastnight and this morning took just the belviq no headaches so no extra med. I still have kinda a medicated feel in my brain but that happens to me with any new med i take i figure that to will pass. Other than that no side effects. First 2 days didnt effect my appetite at all but I still ate 1200 calories. From 3rd day on i have had to make myself eat literally. I am 41 yrs old, 5'6" tall and weigh 265 lbs. The highest I have ever been. So im gonna give it an honest try, through in some zumba and richard simmons videos and will report back. Good luck everyone"

   
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Cholosgirl (taken for less than 1 month) September 4, 2016

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"BELVIQ is awesome I recommend it to anyone who wants to loose weight and keep it off. But try really hard to document the side effects and tell your doctor about them. I was on it for a few months and had lost a lot of weight I felt really good. But it started to make my Attention Deficit Disorder symptoms a lot worse it just got to the point where I started loosing things and forgetting a lot so I stopped taking it and surely was not able to keep weight off without it. So now I am going back to it, this time I will be working closer with my doctor and we will focus on finding the correct maintenance dosing to help me maintain healthy body weight. Also I recommend taking a Prolactin Blocker to help avoid tumors."

   
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mberjan (taken for 6 months to 1 year) September 2, 2016

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"This medic did not work for me. Not even a little."

   
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KrissW (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 27, 2016

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"I have only been on it 4 days - I take two pills a day. I have not noticed anything other than being extremely tired and my back hurts. I'll keep it up for a week or so, but if nothing changes will go off of it. I'm so disappointed."

   
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Csmine (taken for less than 1 month) August 15, 2016

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