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51%(289)
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15%(84)
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6%(32)
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7.8/10 Average Rating
567 Ratings with 577 User Reviews

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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."

   
10

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."

   
10

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."

   
10

Yo-Yo September 18, 2016

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"I have started Belviq a couple days ago and so far so good. I noticed it gives me so much energy that I didn't have before and I don't think about food as much. Also it is curbing my appetite and it's keeping me from overeating. So far so good and only side effect is getting chills."

   
7.0

Marianaaa September 16, 2016

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"Day 1: HORRRIBLE HEADACHE!!! I'm just wondering what this drug is doing to my brain for me to feel this bad. I felt messed up this morning. I'm very disappointed because I had high hopes for weight loss. The side affects are just not worth it. $80 down the drain!"

   
1.0

Jen Marie September 16, 2016

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"I started Belviq after coming off of Phentermine and I have also had gastric sleeve weight loss surgery 17 Months ago. The first 2 days I was so exhausted and chilled I couldn't hardly move. It has helped decrease hunger and I eat less now but haven't lost any wt still maintaining a 131 lbs weight loss but need to lose more. But last night I noticed I was producing milk. I have now read up that can be a side effect I go to my gyn tomorrow and will know more but I'm pretty freaked out!"

   
5.0

Kit Kat123 (taken for less than 1 month) September 8, 2016

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"I'm rating 7 for now. I'll post again when I've been on Belviq for 2 weeks. The first 3 days I had headaches almost all day long. After the third day the headaches stopped. I've noticed that I have more body aches than usual and my energy is a lot less. I think these will level out. My weight when I started was 183.4. After 5 days I am at !83.2. I was on vacation 3 of those days, so I cheated a bit. I believe I would have lost more if I would have been at home. It's hard to diet when you are on vacation. I'm just happy that I lost at all. Belviq does curb my appetite some. Mostly I don't eat as much when I eat and I feel full longer. Yesterday I forgot to eat lunch. I have low sugar and not supposed to skip meals. I am on 2 a daily."

   
7.0

dscavo12 (taken for less than 1 month) September 7, 2016

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"I was 205 lbs Xmas 2014. Started Belviq when I got home. Had shoulder surgery, broke my hip; so couldn't exercise much. Lost 50 lbs in 15 months and still taking to maintain. It makes you fell full and how to eat smaller portions. I have recommended it to everyone I talk to. Amazing, absolutely amazing! Suffered no side effects! Take twice p/day!"

   
10

Bobbie Johnson September 5, 2016

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"6 weeks in on Belviq and I have lost 20 pounds following a 1200 calorie diet. All the side effects are gone and I have so much more energy now. Good luck to everyone!!"

   
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mamamamamamama (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 1, 2016

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"Garbage. Note they no longer offer the 15 day free trial. I shelled out $160 for pills that make me dizzy (like drunk) and exhusted. I gained weight because I couldn't find the energy to get off the couch. I gave them over 2 weeks to get into my system, suffering the whole time with no benefit. I wish hadn't bothered."

   
1.0

Manderly808 September 1, 2016

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"Roughly two years ago I weighed 120; gained roughly 100 poubds due to being lazy and eating when I was bored or stressed out. My doctor prescribed me phentermine 27.5 to take daily: HORRIBLE side effects like dry mouth, sick to my stomach, and insomnia throughout the whole time. lost alot of weight but guess what? I regained it in a quick period. My doctor prescribed me Belviq because unlike phentermine belviq is for LONG TERM weight loss. Im about 4 days in without exercise and I havent weighed myself (i will next week i started at 214lb) & I can say my cravings are gone and the anount i eat is smaller. All these people that are complaining want instant results which thats not what belviq is for."

   
9.0

XxLeenaxX August 26, 2016

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"I don't have a headache or dry mouth, but I am FREEZING cold! I am usually just the opposite, my usual 70 degree thermostat setting is now on 75 and I'm still so cold. Everyone else is complaining they are hot, so I know it is just me! Weird.... I gave it a 10, because I am not hungry at all, and since it is over 90 degrees (outside), being cold is a good thing ;-) Certainly better than a headache or dry mouth."

   
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Freezing cold on 1st day? (taken for less than 1 month) August 17, 2016

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"I took Belviq twice a day for a week. I am 60+ pounds over weight and have fibromyalgia. By the 3rd day I was in so much pain I could barely walk. I could not get out of bed because I was so fatigued. I am a morning person using getting up @ 5a. I didn't step on the scales until the 7th day. Guess what, I gained 2.5 pounds!!!! I started feeling like I was seeing things such as someone standing beside me and had trouble concentrating at work. My insurance paid on this medication so my co-pay was only $45. Thank goodness! I don't take many drugs even though they are prescribed. But with fibromyalgia, I do feel that this medication exacerbated the symptoms x10. I have been off them for 3 days now and beginning to feel some better"

   
1.0

FibroWomanAge51 August 16, 2016

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"At age 50, 5'11 and 238 lbs, Dr. prescribed Belviq Friday 08/12/16, but the pharmacy had to order for Monday @ $275. Talk about sticker shock! With time, I did a little research and located a HUGE saving card from the Belviq website (reduces price to $75). Day One: woke up a little headachy and anxious (might be nerves cause I do not normally take any meds). Reading the other reviews I am hoping the headaches will go away after a day or so. And man, do I want to drink/liquid/water - that's new. Noticed today I wasn't super thrilled or hungry for my "normal" lunch. But I ate thinking it would clear the headache - it did not. But I slept like a champ last night (new), woke up a little groggy (that's new too). Slow & steady. Here we go."

   
7.0

ThumperB August 16, 2016

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"I started on Belviq late April 2016. I told my physician that I wanted to seriously lose weight & wanted something safe with not a lot of side effects to help me jump start the weight coming off. He told me his patients that took Belviq had had good success. He is not the type of Dr. Just to préscribe whatever u want. He does his research and I did mine. Today, is August 1st and I have lost 20 lbs. it's not a miracle pill, but Belviq's main purpose is to make your brain make your body feel not hungry. I really have to work at planning out my meals. The only side effect I have noticed is that I am tired/sleepy. I sometimes have to drink a strong cup of coffee just to keep awake in the early evening when my husband comes from work."

   
9.0

Ilr&r (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 1, 2016

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"I started Belviq in March 2016. Staring weight 225. Now July 2016. Down 23lb. Along with exercise and correct Thyroid medicine. Seeing great results. Being on Belviq for 4 months the results are slowing down a bit. Hoping it's just something I have to push thru. Only side effect slight headache in the beginning."

   
9.0

Goal75 July 30, 2016

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