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Belviq Rating Summary

8.0/10 Average Rating

478 Ratings with 465 User Reviews

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"I have been taking this for 5 days. I read all the reviews and I was extremely concerned. I was prescribed two 10 mg daily and for the first 5 days I only started with one pill in the mornings and I haven't had any symptoms other than I wasn't very hungry some days. I haven't lost any weight yet started at 176 but today weighed 180 I heard this pill works for slow results. I am a bodybuilder/power lifter and I actually gained 2 pounds but I think that might be muscle. I am going to start doing more cardio to give my weight loss program a boost to success. I suggest eating more protein and fruits and veggies with cardio/weight lifting. That will help give you the best results. I'm starting the two 10 mg and I will be back to review in a week"

   
7.0

Kateeeeee January 16, 2017

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"I have been taking Belviq since July 19th (almost 6 months) and this pill has changed my life. I have lost 54 pounds and I plan on taking it the rest of my life to control my hunger. The lose it app is awesome also!!"

   
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Mamamamamamama (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 14, 2017

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"I do not recommend this medication to anyone. A couple of days after my first dose, I came down with severe symptoms - nausea, vomiting, and chest palpitations. Made a visit to the local ER. After multiple test, I was diagnosed with a virus. Since it was during the Christmas holidays, I associated it with "holiday foods". Has taken a few weeks to get back to 100%. So, on Monday, I took my second dose of Belviq and on Tuesday the same symptoms occurred! And....today is Friday! Stay away!"

   
1.0

Not A Virus January 13, 2017

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"Have been taking for a few months now and have not lost ANY weight! Going to quit taking it. Waste of money."

   
2.0

Ashhhhhhh January 12, 2017

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"Took this for 2 weeks and gained 2-3 pounds. I had been told to stay on it for a few months to detetmine its effectiveness. I discontinued it because of severe bladder spasms. Pain disappeared slowly over the next day."

   
1.0

Cork.yt (taken for less than 1 month) January 6, 2017

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"I have been on Belviq for about 1.5 years - I initially started taking it to lose weight before my wedding last year. From the time I began taking Belviq (August 2015), I started feeling results - although slow - within about a month. I had several fittings and such before the big day and the seamstress had to keep taking my dress in. I had lost about 20 lbs in ~4 months! I was amazed! So here we are two months after my wedding anniversary, and I am currently down ~75lbs. I started at about 245 - and the last time I weighed myself I was at 170. I have gone from a size 18/20 to a size 12. I would still like to lose another ~20 lbs, and I have no doubt I'll get there with Belviq."

   
10

MissyLW (taken for 1 to 2 years) January 4, 2017

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"I just started Belviq 4 days ago. Other than chills in the evening (which I don't mind since I live in hot muggy Florida). I get headaches that last for a very short time and go away. Dry mouth is constant but drinking lots of water takes care of that. It is too early to know if weight loss will occur or when but I do notice I forget to eat. That is always a plus. Good luck to everyone and to myself. I am excited to see what the future holds."

Joee December 18, 2016

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"The first few days I had crushing migraines and dizziness. I began getting headaches around week 6 again but, didn't associate it with the meds because 5 weeks passed with no side effects. Then my left eye began to droop and blur my vision. I thought it was due to botox. The eye drooped to almost closed, then my cheek fell and a few days later I had trouble speaking. Rushed to the ER and got an MRI, CT etc to rule out a stroke. ZERO findings. They said Botox was the cause. My symptoms have come and gone, which would not be botox reaction. Today, my vision is blurred to the point that I cant drive and eye barely open. I just figured out that the eye opens when I miss a dose!!! NOT WORTH IT. My hospital bill is going to be HUGE"

   
1.0

JVG22 (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 8, 2016

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"Used this for a month and did not lose any weight. I read some reviews and did not go through any of the symptoms I saw. I gave it 2 stars because aI did notice it suppressed my appetite a little. I refilled and gave it another shot but the next month was more of the same. Went off it a few days, maybe a week, and this morning I took one......... Holy crap I feel like an ice cube. Never been this cold in my life and also been in the bathroom all day with #2 imitating a faucet. I can honestly say, soon as I get out this bed, rest of them are going in the trash. Worst $190 (2 months with discount card) I have ever spent on a weightloss gimmick. Now back to the meal plan and lots of exercise."

   
3.0

Dejavu-Houston December 5, 2016

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"I can't really rate this drug yet only because its my 2nd day. But i will say i was scared to even take this after all the side effects i read on this page. Day one i had no side effects maybe tired but i also have a teething 9 month old so that could be it too. I will post more at a later time."

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) November 28, 2016

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"I have been taking Belviq for 3 weeks and have lost 3 lbs so far. No headaches but I get the chills and my body is very achy, I feel like I have the flu. I crave everything! I don't think I've eaten this much in years! I am also very tired, I want to take a nap all day! I will finish the bottle but for $83, I need to see more results."

   
7.0

Nimema November 15, 2016

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"I have chills and a terrible headache. Feel nauseated and I only took one pill. First day and I am hating side effects. I also have rapid heart . I will give it two more days. I am not going to deal with bad side effects for any longer than that."

   
1.0

BecaO October 29, 2016

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"I was super excited to begin this drug in order to help me lose some weight. After one dose, I had a horrible headache and a jolt that went through my brain so violent, it woke me from my sleep. It scared the living "L" out of me. Thanks, but no thanks."

   
1.0

little bunny foo foo October 25, 2016

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"I'm a 36 year old female. I was overweight by 13 lbs. I know that's not a lot but I was afraid of gaining even more weight. I was hungry all the time. I would eat a big meal at lunch and feel like I was starving an hour later. My doctor prescribed me Belviq 6 weeks ago, I've lost 20 lbs so far. I use my Gear fit 2 to track my steps and water intake. I'm also using the S health app on my phone to track my calories. I eat no more then 1200 calories per day. I only drink water. No alcohol, no soda, no coffee. The first day I took Belviq, I did have a headache and I felt dizzy. By the next day I felt normal again. I went on the Belviq website to download their coupon. I do not go through my insurance. I pay $75 per month. Well worth it!"

   
9.0

Pandagirl80 (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 24, 2016

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"I have been on Belviq for 1 month. The first day I was extremely tired and weak. No other symptoms! I have lost 5 lbs this month. I take 10mg belviq 2x a day have been taking 30 mg of phentermine in the middle of the day last few weeks. Prior to this i was on phentermine 37.5 mg twice a day and was able to lose and keep off about 30 lbs. You still have to work at it to lose weight with this drug, it just makes things a little easier. Within the first few days I could tell I was eating smaller portions and getting full fast. I have 15 pounds to lose to get to my goal weight so my weight loss is slower than someone with more to lose. Usually I will lose 1-2 per month so I am very happy with 5 lbs! It is expensive but its worth a try."

   
8.0

h.w. (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 19, 2016

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"After two weeks use of the medication, I had three seizures in less than two hours and had to go to ER. I have never had seizures in my life. It was the scariest moment of my life."

   
1.0

Nasims October 18, 2016

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"I weighed 245 about 2 years ago. Had tried phen-fen, and just about every type of diet imaginable! I was 64 when I started. Im now at 165 (5'10) and, while I could lose another 15, im not because my skin is so droopy due to years of losing/gaining hundreds of pounds (note to young women--you dont want this too happen to you) and im too old to have skin surgery. Losing weight was so easy with Belviq--feel full, no cravings and just eat less."

   
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Lindatall October 18, 2016

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"I started taking Belviq 6 months ago & i have lost 32 lbs. It is AwEsOmE and i haven't had any side effects. I got off of it a few months ago because i was going to see how i would do without it. Big mistake!! I have gained 10 lbs back really quick. Belviq isn't a quick fix, it does take time. I take one pill in the morning around 8 and usually the other around 4. I do get cravings before bed so I think i will change up and take my last pill around 6 or 7 and see if that helps. I think my doctor will continue giving it to me until i reach my goal weight. Lots of luck to you all that have tried it. My only advice is give it a try, be patient & don't give up."

   
8.0

lkthompson1967 October 18, 2016

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"I've been taking Belviq 3 months. I've gone from 182 to 171, but multiple health issues make me a slow loser. I'm not following a formal diet, just eating less. I had a bad headache, fatigue, and a weird tingling sensation all over my torso for the first 2 days, then no more side effects. I started with 1 pill the 1st week, then 2 pills a day. It makes my appetite normal. I get hungry, I eat a reasonable portion, then feel full and lose interest in eating more. I think naturally thin people do that - get full. Not wanting to eat continuously or binge is a new experience for me. I love Belviq, but they've just stopped the $75 coupon. Now, it's $200 off which makes it $100 a month for pills. I may switch back to one a day and hope it works."

   
9.0

TLjr October 11, 2016

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"I am 7 days in to taking Belviq 2x a day. Here's what I have observed: First couple of days: 1. Pain in feet/joints 2. Tired and slightly slurred words 3. Within 1 day immediately felt less bloated and "thinner" 4. Dull head ache After 3 days 1. Lost 3lbs 2. Pain gone- more energy 3. Dry mouth starting/ manageable and only seems to happen 1x a day. It's sort of a nice reminder to drink more water :-) 4. While the scale says only 3lbs lost, I physically feel like it's much more. A few people asked me if I lost weight. so that tells me it's noticeable and 3lbs up/down isn't normally a noticeable difference. 5. Headache gone! After 3 days I completely noticed that I have to remind myself to eat. Cravings for carbs and sweets is so much less"

   
9.0

FeelinGreat October 9, 2016

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"I too have been taking Belviq a week. I also use LOSE IT app on my phone and have a daily calorie budget of 1,330 cal. I have lost 11 pounds and have NEVER felt hungry. And NO side effects! It's been very easy!"

   
9.0

Cabking79 (taken for less than 1 month) October 7, 2016

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"June 1 2016 starting weight 269 started belviq 1 tab twice a day with NO side effects. Appetite 0. Sept 29 new weight 226. I haven't even started a consistent workout schedule yet. I hope to reach my goal of 170# by my birthday on December 30. Belviq is really working for me because I've been a big girl my whole life and would eat even though I wasn't hungry. It's the best thing I've ever tried."

   
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Robin T. (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 30, 2016

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"I have been taking Belviq for close to a month with zero results. My Doctor says it could take 6 weeks for it to kick-in. Has anyone else experienced a positive effect after 6 weeks or more? I had my side effects the first week, but then they went away. This medicine is too expensive to get refilled if it's not going to work."

   
2.0

Jo Beat September 28, 2016

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"I started taking Belviq September 12th 2016 I weigh in at 332 pounds I weighed in today September 28 2016, 318 pounds just could not believe it gave me, slight headaches but I notice I cannot take 2 a day can only do one very strong to me if I, take two in one day i, dizzy comes along plus I, workout as well and thirsty for water my appetite is really decreased a lot I,give this pill thumbs up my doctor preferred me and encourage me to take them I don't like taking medications but he said this will be just right for you so far so good. And my insurance didn't cover it so I only paid $75 out of pocket."

   
9.0

Nikki47 September 28, 2016

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"I started March 2015 @380lb,wasn't sure it would work but was willing and needed to give it a try.The first week got on that scale 373lb,I started to believe this could work;as time passed the weight was falling off,weeks went on more weight was melting away final weight loss was 355lb.Please remember you didn't put the weight on over night and it's not coming off over night. I stop taking the medication due to cost but I'm back. My starting weight now was 364lb,went to dr last week down to 351lb.Belviq works just give it time."

   
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Yo-Yo September 18, 2016

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