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BELVIQ/BELVIQ XR

What Is BELVIQ?

BELVIQ is a powerful alternative to weight loss for patients who can’t seem to lose stubborn sources of fat through traditional diet and exercise. BELVIQ XR controls appetite by activating brain receptors for serotonin, a neurochemical that produces feelings of satisfaction. In conjunction with healthy eating habits and moderate exercise, BELVIQ effectively treats obese or overweight adults and those who suffer from weight-related medical conditions. If you’re ready to reach a healthy weight, supplement your diet and exercise routines with BELVIQ weight loss pills. You’ll feel lighter, healthier, and happier than before.

How Does BELVIQ Work

BELVIQ works by activating brain serotonin receptors that suppress appetite. Alongside improving your mood, BELVIQ helps control cravings throughout the day so you can effectively say no to tempting treats. Though BELVIQ cannot replace diet and exercise, it can create feelings of fullness by suppressing appetite, helping you make smarter snacking decisions as you work towards your weight loss goals. BELVIQ/BELVIQ XR is FDA approved and is offered to qualifying patients who are either:

Overweight: Have a BMI of 27 and are experiencing related conditions such as high blood pressure, cholesterol, or type 2 diabetes.

Obese: Have a BMI of 30 or greater and are experiencing weight-related conditions.

While taking BELVIQ, patients:

  • Lose weight quickly by suppressing appetite
  • Lower high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and high cholesterol levels
  • Feel lighter and more energetic

Patients also report being able to maintain their new weight for years after they stop taking BELVIQ.

BELVIQ Side Effects

BELVIQ side effects include headache, dizziness, fatigue, nausea, dry mouth, and constipation in non-diabetic patients. Those with diabetes have reported low blood sugar levels, headaches, back pain, cough, and fatigue. Consult your doctor before taking BELVIQ to discuss potential side effects and drug interactions so you stay healthy and motivated while reaching your target weight.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Get BELVIQ

BELVIQ is controlled medication and must be prescribed by a doctor. Simply talk to your health care provider about your weight loss goals to receive a prescription with dosages tailored to your unique goals.

Does Diet Doc Prescribe BELVIQ?

Our doctors do not prescribe BELVIQ at this time. See the weight loss medications we do offer to learn about alternatives.

How to use BELVIQ

BELVIQ/BELVIQ XR 10 mg tablets should be taken twice daily, while BELVIQ/BELVIQ XR 20 mg tablets should be taken once daily with or without food.

Is BELVIQ a stimulant?

BELVIQ is a federally controlled substance and is not a stimulant or narcotic.

Is BELVIQ a controlled substance?

BELVIQ/BELVIQ XR is classified as a controlled substance and may lead to addiction or dependence. It is only offered as a short-term option that is taken under doctor supervision for up to 12 weeks. Patients who take more than the prescribed dosage can suffer from hallucinations, dizziness, fatigue, or out of body experiences.

Does BELVIQ work immediately?

Patients are expected to lose five percent of their body weight within a 12- week period.  

Is BELVIQ legal?

BELVIQ is an FDA-approved prescription administered by weight loss coaches and doctors. It is legally administered by healthcare professionals.

Is BELVIQ safe?

When taken under the supervision of a medical weight loss coach, BELVIQ can be a safe weight loss drug that helps patients finally realize their ideal weight.

Disclaimer: The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The efficacy of these products has not been confirmed by FDA-approved research. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. All information presented here is not meant as a substitute for or alternative to information from healthcare practitioners. Please consult your healthcare professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using any product. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act requires this notice.