If you’re overweight with a weight-related medical condition or obese, you may feel that it’s a very personal and difficult subject to address with your Healthcare Provider. But it’s important to have an open and honest conversation about weight loss now. Download our Discussion Guide for You and Your Healthcare Provider for help.
BELVIQ 10 mg twice daily was clinically proven and tested in 3 trials involving nearly 8,000 people. In one trial, BELVIQ was shown to deliver lasting weight loss up to 2 years.
The approval of Once-Daily BELVIQ XR® 20 mg extended-release tablet is based on the results of a clinical study which found this formulation to be bioequivalent (i.e., performs in the same manner) to the twice-daily BELVIQ® 10 mg immediate-release tablet. Learn more about the bioequivalence study. BELVIQ XR provides continued support throughout the day. Each 20 mg orange-colored tablet releases medicine gradually in your body throughout the day.
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Mental problems: 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.
Depression or thoughts of suicide: Call your Healthcare Provider right away if you notice any mental changes, especially sudden changes in your mood, behaviors, thoughts, or feelings, or if you have depression or thoughts of suicide.
Please see additional Important Safety Information below for BELVIQ® and BELVIQ XR®.
BELVIQ® and BELVIQ XR® are FDA-approved prescription weight-loss medications that, when used with diet and exercise, can help some overweight (Body Mass Index (BMI) ≥27 kg/m2) adults with a weight-related medical problem, or obese (BMI ≥30 kg/m2) adults, lose weight and keep it off.
It is not known if BELVIQ or 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 or BELVIQ XR changes your risk of heart problems, stroke, or death due to heart problems or stroke.
BELVIQ and BELVIQ XR are federally controlled substances (CIV) because they may be abused or lead to drug dependence.
For more information about BELVIQ® and BELVIQ XR® talk to your Healthcare Provider and see the full Product Information for BELVIQ®, BELVIQ XR®.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or