Belviq Uses

How Does This Medicine Work?

The exact way that Belviq works to help with weight loss is unknown. What is known is that the drug binds to and activates a certain type of serotonin receptor in the brain (the serotonin 2c receptors). Serotonin is a neurotransmitter (brain chemical) that plays an important role in several areas, including mood, sleep, and appetite. It is thought that, by activating serotonin receptors, Belviq helps people eat less and feel full faster.

Is It Safe for Children to Use Belviq?

This medication has not been adequately studied in children, and is not approved for use in individuals younger than 18 years of age. Talk to your healthcare provider about the risks and benefits of using Belviq in children.

Can Older Adults Use It?

Older adults can use Belviq. However, there is currently not enough information available about Belviq use in older adults to determine if they will respond any differently than younger age groups.

Off-Label Belviq Uses

On occasion, healthcare providers may recommend medications for something other than the officially approved uses. This is called an "off-label" use. At this time, there are no well-established off-label uses for Belviq.
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Belviq Medication Information

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