Belviq 10mg (Lorcaserin)
What is Belviq 10mg (Lorcaserin) ?
Belviq 10mg (Lorcaserin) is an orally administered medication that promotes weight loss. It is used with diet and exercise in overweight adults with a weight-related medical problem or obese adults to lose weight and keep it off.
Belviq 10mg (Lorcaserin) is in a class of drugs known as serotonin receptor agonists. It works by targeting chemicals in the brain that affect appetite.
Side effects of Belviq
The most common side effects are:
hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).
Other less common but serious side effects associated with lorcaserin include:
heart valve problems,
changes in attention or memory,
depression or thoughts of suicide,
a drop in blood cell count, and
an increase in the hormone, prolactin.
How to use?
The recommended dose of lorcaserin is 10 mg administered by mouth twice a day. Lorcaserin may be taken without regard to meals. Lorcaserin should be discontinued in patients who fail to achieve at least a 5% weight loss by week 12 since these patients are not likely to experience meaningful weight loss with continued treatment.
Due to the potential risk for serotonin syndrome, a rare but serious disorder caused by abnormally high levels of serotonin, extreme caution should be exercised when using lorcaserin with certain medications. Examples include triptans (a type of medication used for treating migraine headaches), linezolid (Zyvox), tryptophan, lithium (Lithobid, Eskalith), tramadol (Ultram), St. John’s Wort, dextromethorphan (a common over-the-counter medicine for treating colds and coughs), and various classes of commonly used antidepressants including selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs), and monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MOAIs).
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