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User Reviews for Lorcaserin systemic

Also known as: Belviq, Belviq XR

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7.7/10 Average Rating
608 Ratings with 627 User Reviews

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Belviq XR (lorcaserin): "I have been taking Belviq XR for a week. I noticed since I started taking it I have been very cold and drowsy, and I also have dry mouth quite often. I feel the side effects are worth it, because I've lost 4 pounds. I don't want to binge eat all day like I did before I started taking Belviq, I am satisfied with lunch and dinner."

   
8.0

Bella (taken for less than 1 month) December 6, 2018

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Belviq (lorcaserin): "Lost 4 lbs in 2 weeks. However, the side effects are too much to go through. They were intense for me. I only took Belviq. I would feel so high and out of it at work. My eyelids were so heavy one day, I felt like I was slowly dying on this medication. I would continue to do my hour long cardio workouts that usually get me huffing and puffing, but on Belviq, I do not lose my breath, it is like my heart stands still. At night, I would wake up 2 times thinking it was time to get up. At work, I am super busy and work with the public and am on my feet and active all day, but for the past two weeks my performance has suffered because I get so tired at work all I want to do is go home and lay down. My shoulders hurt on these meds. Why? My emotions are also upside down on these meds, and I have no patience with my family or clients. This stuff is intense. My Dr. Is just going to put me back on Phentermine today. That stuff is nothing compared to this as far as side effects."

   
5.0

Molly November 16, 2018

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Belviq (lorcaserin): "I am a 30 year old female. I started taking BELVIQ on 11/12/18 I was 220 pounds. I weighed myself this morning and I weigh 216. I would say with a pound a day so far it is working pretty well. I work sitting at a desk for 10 hours a day so not much exercise in my life. I also have only taken a total of 5 pills instead of the eight I should have taken so far. I will update next week."

   
8.0

MrsBeach (taken for less than 1 month) November 16, 2018

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Belviq XR (lorcaserin): "I generally tolerate all medications well and was surprised how awful I felt on Belviq. Within a few days of starting it I came down with what I thought was a virus. Body aches, chills and nausea. I kept on the Belviq since I had just started it. I spoke about this to my doctor and he said to give it another week or two. Then the aches, chills and nausea came again. I also felt that the product did not work. I got an additional headache in the evening and then was ravenous. I stopped the Belviq and the symptoms went away."

   
2.0

Kvc213 (taken for less than 1 month) November 13, 2018

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Belviq (lorcaserin): "I struggled with weight loss after spine surgery. I was at 177 lbs. Took Belviq for 3 months along with walk about walking 3 miles a day, I loss 40lbs. I am able to keep the weight down by walking everyday and eating better. No excessive eating."

   
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Jacksonnov (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 5, 2018

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Belviq (lorcaserin): "This drug was horrible. My heart was beating so fast I thought I was going to die. Unreal anxiety. Could not sleep. Thought ok maybe. I’ll take a second. No good. Crazy anxiety. Threw the bottle out. What a waste of 300 bucks."

   
1.0

Hoodie (taken for less than 1 month) November 1, 2018

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Belviq (lorcaserin): "Great Product!!! Been on Beviq since May down about 20 lbs Hope to lose 20 more"

   
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Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year) October 31, 2018

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Belviq (lorcaserin): "I started Belviq the Extended Release capsules on Oct. 26th, 2018. It's only been 5 days so I am trying to keep optimistic about the med. I previously in 2017 was prescribed Qsymia and I could feel the effects within moments of taking it. With Belviq, I don't feel any of the appetite suppression I had with Qysmia. I have no side effects with Belviq. Again, I will update after a month. But I am hoping for positive results."

   
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Kristina (taken for less than 1 month) October 31, 2018

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Belviq (lorcaserin): "I started Belviq XR on Oct. 5 2018 at 214lbs Today is Oct 17 2018 and I am weighed in at 208lbs. As far as side effects, I have experience some dizziness first thing in the morning. Slight headaches every now and then but nothing major that I can't tolerate. I've only experienced nausea twice. Now that I am passed the two week mark. The side effects are becoming unnoticeable. My appetite has decrease dramatically. I also notice that the medicine wares off between 10pm and 11pm which is when I should be sleep but I'm some what of a night owl. Over I would as of now I am happy with Belviq RX and will continue it and hope for great results. I will be back at my 1 month with another update!"

Toy-Toy (taken for less than 1 month) October 17, 2018

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Belviq (lorcaserin): "I’m using belviq to lose weight , I’m 75 lbs over weight , I have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, thyroid issues , no matter what I do I can’t seem to lose weight . My endocrinologists recommended that I use Belviq, I am very disappointed haven’t lost an ounce with that been on it for about a month. I am an active 51-year-old female so there should be no reason why I can’t seem to lose weight I was hoping that this would be the boost to get my weight under control very disappointed"

   
1.0

Lulu October 14, 2018

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Belviq (lorcaserin): "I took this in Dec 17-Feb 2018. I wasn't even "dieting" and lost 14 lbs. I had mild side effects starting the medication, headache, dry mouth, loose stools, but after a couple days it was gone and for the first time ever, I would get a feeling. When eating, that I'd had enough. I love carbs and sweets and this reduced my cravings for them. I had a family emergency in March. Did not refill and due to stress eating I gained the weight back plus 15 lbs. I credit Belviq with helping me lose that weight, without using Belviq. Belviq helped me look for subtle clues of satiety rather than just eating until I was full. I am 5'5" and at the start of the year went from 280 to 266."

   
8.0

VIC (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 11, 2018

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Belviq (lorcaserin): "I'm a 57 year old female and I've struggle with weight loss for many years, I hopped on the scale almost a month ago and was weighing 201.5 the most I've ever weighed in my entire life super tired all the time knees hurting just knew I had to lose weight. I had tried many diets lose a little bit gain a whole lot back the yo-yo thing. So I asked my doctor to prescribe me something so I can lose weight I have high blood pressure and high cholesterol so she prescribed me Belviq 10 mg one pill twice a day. I haven't even been on it a full month and have already lost 12 lb and my appetite has dropped drastically there was a few little side effects the first few days dizzines, light headache and the first couple of days I was nauseous but nothing I couldn't deal with so all in all I give Belviq 8 stars."

   
8.0

Nana b October 1, 2018

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Belviq (lorcaserin): "Following up on a previous entry. (FYI reviews get posted days after submission). I have been taking Belviq for one month and I have lost 12 pounds! I'm 5/7 and I started at 182 and I now weigh 170. My goal is 145. I am SO HAPPY I looked past the negative reviews and decided to try it. I literally have hardly any appetite and when I do eat (I eat twice a day) the portions I need to satisfy me are less than half of before. It enhances my mood in a good way. I realize this affects everyone differently and not everyone has my story - but I cannot be the only one this FDA approved weightloss drug has worked for. My insurance didn't cover it, but the manufacturer gives a coupon so it goes from $330 to $82."

   
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Layla (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 26, 2018

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Belviq (lorcaserin): "I needed to loose some weight and the Dr. thought we should give this a try. I'm very sensitive to side effects in many drug classes and so was very careful about dosing, starting with the non extended release and one a day, after a week went to two a day. I had no noticeable side effects. This is rare for me as many drugs give me side effects. This was good, however after 2+ full weeks I had lost only 3 lbs, which is nothing, in fact I would say that the drug did nothing for me as far a weight loss."

   
1.0

mickel (taken for less than 1 month) September 23, 2018

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Belviq (lorcaserin): "I am 5ft5 & 158. I fight hypothyroidism & Hashimotos & have also gone thru 5 yrs of fertility medicines. My usual weight is 138. My doctor & I didn’t care to get me down to that weight - we were hoping for high 140s, something a bit safer due to being pre-diabetic & high cholesterol. With menopause knocking on my door, weight loss is near impossible (I even work w/a trainer 3x/week!). Anyway, this medicine was BRUTAL for me. I had the same experience as someone above: slept like a rock (I usually wake up at 6am, but couldn’t get up until 8:30am), started craving & eating JUNK that I’d never eat before, chills, fatigue, some nausea & my breasts weren’t swollen but they were incredibly sore to the point where i couldnt sleep on my belly. I was SO ineffective & lazy (which isn't me), I stopped the med because I had also GAINED 4 pounds in 1.5 weeks. (I only took it for 9 days!). The withdrawal after only 9 days has me w/horrific vertigo. Ugh. AWFUL. So glad I’m off it."

   
1.0

Gwen (taken for less than 1 month) September 18, 2018

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Belviq (lorcaserin): "I have been taking the once a day, slow release version of Belviq for 22 days. As of now, I am not aware of any unwanted side effects and I have lost 10 pounds. I am 63 and for the past 25 years I have had a terrible time trying to manage my weight. I have gone from 165 to 288 primarily because I never "feel" full. And, even after eating more than enough, I am almost always ready for for more before anyone else. Since almost the first day on Belviq, I have begun to feel full after a reasonable meal AND I keep that feeling until at least the time to eat again. So far, Belviq is a miracle drug in my book."

   
9.0

johntall (taken for less than 1 month) September 18, 2018

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Belviq (lorcaserin): "I'm so disappointed ! I was on Phentermine for years and my body became so immune to it and I begged my Dr to finally prescribed me Belviq and I have been through nothing but awfulness to get it paid for. I went on line and supposedly the drug company would pay 80% and I would pay 20. Not a chance. If you make more than $18,000 dollars a year they won't help!!!! Well what ? If you only make 18,000 a year, you better not be fat and eating all the time !!!!! Sooooo then I tried to get the "special discount card from the company and it brought my 30 day supply down to $277.80 what?"

   
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Shair September 18, 2018

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Belviq (lorcaserin): "I am a 5'2" 38 year old woman. I've been on Belviq 1 month. I am 175 lbs. I haven't lost any weight on Belviq. I had a slight headache for the first two days. Deep sleep and fatigue for 2 weeks and then insomnia. Weird. I haven't noticed a change in appetite. If anything, I want to eat more. I refilled the prescription and will try taking both pills at once. I hope that makes a difference."

   
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MMJ (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 13, 2018

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Belviq (lorcaserin): "I have a high BMI with hypertension and dyslipidemia. Spoke to my doctor about taking this to bring down my weight. Second day taking 10 mg twice a day. Slight headache, absolutely no appetite. My insurance (Aetna) does not cover it, but the savings card dropped the price from $315 to $82."

   
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Caryn (taken for less than 1 month) September 7, 2018

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Belviq (lorcaserin): "I have been taking Belviq for 3 months. I'm very satisfied. Started at 335 lbs weighed in on day 90 at 286 lbs. I will say that I'm very motivated but the drug clearly eliminates my appetite completely. Every third or fourth day I will force down a piece of fruit but thats it. Good luck."

   
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KevinJoe (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 27, 2018

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Belviq (lorcaserin): "Well... I read the bad reviews but decided to take it anyway. BIG MISTAKE! I realize not everyone has had these effects but I’m sharing what I went through. Day one: very foggy headed, dizziness and nausea. Day two: I was overwhelmed with extreme fatigue and still dizzy, foggy headed, nausea plus a really bad headache. Day three: took Advil with it and no headache, not as foggy, still a little dizzy and nauseous but no more than if I had a mild ear infection. Manageable. Day four: I noticed hot flashes and chills... weird. But I’ve not been hungry at all and the previous symptoms are now quite manageable. I feel like I’ve got a grip on things now. I’m ok. Day five: I start feeling agitated. I feel extremely insecure. Day six: I can’t stop crying, why am I crying so much. Still extremely agitated and so incredibly insecure. Still not hungry. Day seven: Depressive dark thoughts . I’m done!"

   
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Echo August 25, 2018

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Belviq (lorcaserin): "I am the type of person to read reviews before I take anything or go anywhere. I read so many negative reviews on this product, so I wanted to say that I am on day 2 of the medication and had absolutely no side effects, I don't feel hungry , and it has helped my mood and slight increase in energy. Glad I did not listen to the negative reviews. I am excited to see the results."

   
9.0

BF (taken for less than 1 month) August 19, 2018

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Belviq (lorcaserin): "Soooo I unfortunately had to discontinue Belviq I have updated a few times on here. It was very helpful and did what it was suppose to and amazingly I have kept off the 15 pounds I lost. I unfortunately got the sinus end of the side effects and it took me a while to connect the dots. Runny nose super congested and stuffed up. I hope they find a way to reconfigure this because it really was so helpful ! I kept waiting to get better and I did, the first 24 hours of not taking the medication I tried going back on and within hours there it was again ! As I have said before this truly was so helpful!"

   
8.0

Stella Mckee (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 9, 2018

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"I have been taking Belviq for about 5 days now. The first day I felt great! Over the weekend I felt really sick and weak and extremely tired, dizzy, nauseous and head and body aches. I am on 10mg twice daily I have not noticed it suppressing my appetite. I feel like I crave food more then before I started the Belviq. Before I started Belviq I reduced my calorie in take to 1400 calories a day and lost about 5 pounds over a 3 to 4 week span. No weight loss as of yet. I feel better now then over the weekend but I still feel weak, my muscles are sore and I have a headache. I guess time will tell if this is going to work for me. Thank goodness it is covered by my insurance I just have a $40.00 copay."

   
5.0

LDW (taken for less than 1 month) July 30, 2018

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Belviq (lorcaserin): "155 pounds, 5'2", 36 yo female, high blood pressure. BMI 28, and the Dr recommended Belviq. Day 1, extra energy, no hunger, slight insomnia. Day 2, slight headache, no hunger, chills. Day 3, slight head ache, no hunger, some chills, hot flashes. Day 4 diarrhea, my legs started hurting, no hunger. Day 5 slight headache. Day 6 took a turn a bad turn. Last day I took the medication. Almost threw up when I got out of bed. Had to lay on my bathroom floor to prevent fainting. I was foggy, memory problems all day. No hunger. P.M. sore throat started. Day 7, very sore throat, lethargic. By that night I couldn't swallow my own saliva. Red sore mouth/throat a side effect. Day 8 my throat so swollen I couldn't speak, had sores in my mouth. Went to urgent care. Gave me a steroid shot to reduce throat swelling. They said my heart was racing. Tested negative for strep. Day 8, down to 148 pounds. Ate healthy, kept calories around 1300. Ran 3 miles 3 days. Did I lose weight? Yes, but at the risk of being poisoned. Will not continue."

   
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Angelbell July 30, 2018

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