Belviq Warnings and Precautions

If you are considering weight loss treatment with Belviq, let your healthcare provider know if you have diabetes, heart valve problems, or other medical conditions before starting this medication. This medication is not suitable for everyone, and it has the potential to cause serious complications, including serotonin syndrome. Warnings and precautions for Belviq also extend to women who are pregnant or nursing.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Belviq® (lorcaserin) if you have:
 
  • Congestive heart failure (CHF)
  • Heart valve problems
  • A slow heart rate (bradycardia)
  • Heart block (a type of arrhythmia)
  • Depression or other mood disorder
  • A history of suicide attempts or thoughts of suicide
  • Diabetes
  • Any problem with the shape of your penis, such as Peyronie's disease
  • Blood cell problems, such as sickle cell anemia, multiple myeloma, or leukemia
  • A history of a painful or prolonged erection that lasted for more than four hours (priapism)
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Liver disease, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or liver failure
  • Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
 
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
  • Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Breastfeeding.
 
You should also tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
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