When and How to Take It

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Belviq include the following:
  • This medication comes as a tablet. It is usually taken by mouth twice a day.
  • You can take Belviq with or without food. Try taking it with food if it seems to bother your stomach.
  • If you have not lost at least 5 percent of your weight within 12 weeks of treatment, your healthcare provider may recommend you stop using it. It is unlikely that Belviq will work for you.
  • This medicine is just one part of a complete weight-loss treatment plan that should also include diet and exercise.
  • Try to take this medication at the same times each day to keep an even level of the drug in your bloodstream.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. This medicine will not work better if you take more than prescribed; however, taking more will increase your risk for side effects.

Dosing Information

There is only one standard recommended dose of Belviq. As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Belviq Dosage for more information.)

Side Effects of Belviq

Just like any medicine, Belviq can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. Most people tolerate it quite well.
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects seen with Belviq include but are not limited to:
(Click Belviq Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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