You may be prescribed BELVIQ or BELVIQ XR. BELVIQ is available in two different dosage forms. BELVIQ (lorcaserin HCl) CIV, 10 mg blue-colored tablet taken twice daily, or BELVIQ XR (lorcaserin HCl) CIV, 20 mg orange-colored tablet taken once-daily. You should take BELVIQ or BELVIQ XR, with or without food, as prescribed by your Healthcare Provider, with a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity.
Depending on what dosage your Healthcare Provider has prescribed for you, take your medication exactly as prescribed along with a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity.
If you miss a dose, wait until your next scheduled dose, then resume your normal schedule.
Never take more than one pill at a time.
Taking too much BELVIQ or BELVIQ XR may cause hallucinations, a feeling of being high or in a very good mood, or feelings of standing outside your body.
Your Healthcare Provider should tell you to stop or continue taking BELVIQ or BELVIQ XR based upon achieving at least 5% weight loss, among other factors, by the first 12 weeks of treatment.
The fact of the matter is that prescription treatment can only work if you take it as prescribed. It makes sense, right? Yet many people find it difficult to make daily treatments a part of their routine.
There are a number of reasons why patients slip up, such as forgetting to refill prescriptions, forgetting to take medication on time, and not understanding the directions. Here are some tips that may help you stay on track and get the most out of your treatment.
Remember, you can always ask your Healthcare Provider or pharmacist for more information or suggestions for making BELVIQ or BELVIQ XR part of your everyday routine.
Try to take your medication at the same time every day.
For example, if you are taking a twice-daily BELVIQ® 10 mg blue-colored tablet, take one immediately after waking up in the morning and one before you go to bed at night. Or take one with breakfast and one with dinner.
If you are taking a Once-Daily BELVIQ XR® 20 mg orange-colored tablet, take it at the same time everyday. Do not take BELVIQ XR twice a day.
If you keep forgetting to take your medication, try leaving it where you'll notice it. If you are taking your medication with food, place your pill bottle in the kitchen or near somewhere you eat regularly as a reminder. Like all medications, be sure to keep BELVIQ or BELVIQ XR out of the reach of children and pets.
Consider placing your daily dose of BELVIQ or BELVIQ XR in a portable pill case or small container and throw it in your purse or briefcase. That way, you'll always have it with you.
When you first start taking BELVIQ or BELVIQ XR, try keeping a record of each dose you take for the first few weeks; it may help you remember to take it every day as prescribed.
If you miss a dose, wait until your next scheduled dose, then resume your normal schedule. Never take more than one pill at a time.
You’re staying focused on your weight loss goals. One 20 mg BELVIQ XR tablet daily provides steady support throughout the day. Each 20 mg orange-colored tablet releases medicine gradually in your body throughout the day.
Please consult your Healthcare Provider about how to take your medications.
BELVIQ/BELVIQ XR is a FDA-approved prescription weight-loss medication that, when used with diet and exercise, can help some adults (body mass index [BMI] ≥27 kg/m2) living with extra weight, with a weight-related medical problem, or adults living with obesity (BMI ≥30 kg/m2), lose weight and keep it off. It is not known if BELVIQ/BELVIQ XR when taken with other prescription, over-the-counter, or herbal weight-loss products is safe and effective. It is not known if BELVIQ/BELVIQ XR changes your risk of heart problems, stroke, or death due to heart problems or stroke.
BELVIQ®/BELVIQ XR® is a federally controlled substance (CIV) because it may be abused or lead to drug dependence.
For more information about BELVIQ®/BELVIQ XR® talk to your Healthcare Provider and see the full Product Information.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or