2014-10-01 Belviq Weight Loss Pill
What is BELVIQ?
Belviq weight loss pill is a new prescription weight loss drug, one of only two new weight loss drugs approved by the FDA in the last 13 years. Belviq acts in the brain as a serotonin 2C receptor agonist. See video of Belviq for the weight loss at our Weight Loss Videos section.
Unique features of Belviq
- Belviq is not a stimulant
- Belviq does not cause insomnia
- Belviq can be used for long term
BELVIQ is indicated for chronic weight management in adult patients with an
initial body mass index (BMI) of:
• 30 kg/m2
or greater (obese), or
• 27 kg/m2 or greater (overweight) in the presence of at least
one weight-related comorbid condition (e.g., hypertension,
dyslipidemia, type 2 diabetes)
DOSAGE FORMS AND STRENGTHS
BELVIQ is provided as blue, film-coated, 10 mg tablets. The recommended dose of BELVIQ is 10 mg administered orally twice daily. Dose is unrelated to meal time.
Belvique Side effects
Most common adverse reactions (greater than 5%) in non-diabetic
patients are headache, dizziness, fatigue, nausea, dry mouth, and
constipation, and in diabetic patients are hypoglycemia, headache, back
pain, cough, and fatigue.