Belviq Blog

About Lorcaserin or Belviq weight loss medication 

If you are overweight or obese, and need some help losing unwanted pounds Belviq is an option worth exploring. Now that Belviq has recently been proven in a large cardiovascular study that Belviq does not harm the heart while helping you lose weight, it is an option to seriously consider.


What is Belviq and how can it help?

Lorcaserin, marketed as Belviq, is a new weight loss medication that was FDA approved in 2012 although it was only available on the market almost a year later in June of 2013. Belviq (Lorcaserin) is used to help adults who are obese or who are overweight and have weight-related medical problems to lose weight and keep from gaining back that weight.

belviq-available-at-w8md-weight-loss-centersBelviq (Lorcaserin) must be used along with a reduced calorie diet and an exercise plan. Belviq (Lorcaserin) is in a class of medications called serotonin receptor agonists. It works by increasing feelings of fullness so that less food is eaten.

Belviq or Belviq XR – which one is better?

The two dosage forms Belviq and Belviq XR are proven to be dosage equivalent and cost the same, so most people prefer to Belviq XR 20 mg once a day as opposed to Belviq 10 mg twice daily. Since both dosage forms are considered equivalent, it is up to you which one you take.

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How is Belviq used to help with weight loss?

Belviq(Lorcaserin)  is used to help adults who are obese or who are overweight and have weight-related medical problems to lose weight and keep from gaining back that weight in addition to a diet low in calories and an exercise program.

Belviq Savings Card

You can save more than half on the retail Rx price by using the manufacturer coupons and or savings cards once you have prescription. Here is how can utilize the manufacturer savings card.

Step 1.

Consult with a W8MD weight loss doctor or any weight loss doctor familiar with Belviq and obtain a valid prescription for Belviq.


Step 2.

After you obtain a valid prescription from a weight loss doctor, the next step is to go to the Belviq manufacturer website and request a card

Skip step 2 if you already obtained a Belviq savings card and go to step 3.

Step 3.

Once you have a prescription for Belviq, obtained a savings card (sometimes you get the Belviq Savings Card at the doctors office), you need to activate it.

Activate your Belviq card by visiting the following link

Note that you would be ineligible for the manufacturer savings card if you answered yes to any of the questions related to any government funded insurance program such as Medicare, Medicaid or the like. These government funded programs on the one hand do not cover Belviq, and on the hand, you are ineligible for the savings card. You would have to use your discretion while answering these questions.


Diet is still very important with Belviq!

Lorcaserin must be used along with a reduced calorie diet such as very low calorie diets (VLCD) or low calorie diets (LCD) and an exercise plan. Lorcaserin is in a class of medications called serotonin receptor agonists. It works by increasing feelings of fullness so that less food is eaten.

How should Lorcaserin weight loss medication be used?

Belviq or Lorcaserin comes as a 10 mg tablet to be taken two times a day by mouth.

How long to take Belviq for weight loss?

If you do not lose at least 5% of weight during the first 12 weeks of your treatment, it is not likely that you will benefit from taking lorcaserin.

How does Belviq work?

Lorcaserin will help control your weight only if you continue to take it. Do not stop taking lorcaserin without talking to your doctor.

Ask your pharmacist or doctor for a copy of the manufacturer’s information for the patient.

Who can prescribe this medication for me?

Any physician familiar with this medication might be able to discuss if this prescription weight loss medication might be appropriate for you. W8MD medical weight loss centers of America’s physicians are one of the first to start using this medication and can discuss if Belviq will be appropriate for you.

Safety, precautions and interactions of Belviq

  • Potential interaction with other medications that act on the serotonin receptions such as antidepressant medicationsherbal products and nutritional supplements you are taking, especially St. John’s wort, tryptophan, and herbs or supplements for weight loss.
  • Contraindicated if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. If you become pregnant while taking lorcaserin, call your doctor immediately. Lorcaserin may harm your unborn baby.
  • Caution with sickle cell anemia (a disease of the red blood cells), multiple myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells), or leukemia (cancer of the white blood cells); a condition that affects the shape of the penis such as angulation, cavernosal fibrosis, or Peyronie’s disease; diabetes; heart failure, slow or irregular heartbeat, or other heart problems; or liver or kidney disease.
  • Do not breastfeed while taking lorcaserin.
  • If you are having surgery, tell your surgeon you are taking lorcaserin.
  • Lorcaserin may cause drowsiness and difficulty paying attention or remembering information. Do not drive a car or operate machinery until you know how this medication affects you.

Happy patientSide Effects of Belviq

  • constipation
  • dry mouth
  • excessive tiredness
  • pain in the back or muscles
  • headache
  • dizziness
  • difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
  • anxiety
  • difficult, painful, or frequent urination
  • cough
  • toothache
  • blurred vision or other vision changes
  • dry eyes

If you are considering Belviq, W8MD weight loss programs in Greater Philadelphia, New York City, or New Jersey can help. Call 800-W8MD-007 

Our physicians and staff are committed to offering a comprehensive and individualized approach. W8MD physicians partner with each patient to develop a custom weight management program to best meet their individual needs. If you are a bit overweight or obese, take long term medications for cholesterol, blood pressure or diabetes but your doctor has nothing to offer for weight loss other than simply say “lose weight”, you may want to consider W8MD!

Learn more about W8MD medical weight loss centers

How can W8MD’s insurance physician weight management programs help?

Since its inception in 2011, W8MD’s insurance physician weight loss program has successfully helped thousands of patients succeed in not only losing weight but also keep it off with an ongoing maintenance plan.


W8MD’s insurance physician weight loss program is unique in many ways with a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to weight loss addresses all the complex issues leading to weight gain, both in adults and children. The Center’s team of practitioners are among the most qualified, dedicated and hospitable professionals in the industry. Learn more…


And the best part of the program is that most insurance’s cover the doctor visits.

Tired of being overweight?

W8MD weight loss, sleep and medspa centers can help

W8MD Weight loss centers that accept insurance for visits

Philadelphia Weight Loss

1718, Welsh Rd, Philadelphia, PA, 19115 Ph: 1-215-676-2334 

King Of Prussia Weight Loss

: 987 Old Eagle School Rd, Ste 712, Wayne, PA, 19087 Ph: 215-676-2334 

NYC Weight Loss

2632 E 21st St Brooklyn New York 11235

Ph: 1-718-946-5500. 

W8MD weight loss program New Jersey.

W8MD weight loss, sleep and medical aesthetics

140 E Evesham Rd Cherry Hill New Jersey 08003


7 thoughts on “Belviq Blog”

  1. I am looking for a physician to prescribe Belviq. My doctor started me on it in August of 2017 & he recently passed away. Is there anyone near Greenwood, MS?
    I would be willing to drive 100 miles or a little more if necessary.

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