Generic Name : Lorcaserin Therapeutic Classification : Appetite Suppressants ICD Code : Y57.0
International- Belviq. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is as an appetite suppressant, prescribed for weight loss. It affects chemicals in the brain that suppress appetite. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): Contraindicated to pregnant women.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
PO- The recommended dose is 10 mg twice daily. How it should be taken :
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart (congestive heart failure, slow heart beat or heart block), kidney or liver disease, diabetes, sickle cell anemia, multiple myeloma, or leukemia, Peyronie’s disease, deformed penis, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication. Side Effects :
Most Common - Headache, depression and dizziness.
Heart - High blood pressure.
Gastrointestinal - Nausea, diarrhea, constipation, dry mouth, vomiting, toothache.
General - Fatigue, swelling in the extremities.
Immune System - Upper respiratory tract infection, throat inflammation, seasonal allergy, urinary tract infection, stomach flu.
Metabolic - Decrease in blood sugar, worsening of diabetes mellitus, decreased appetite.
Musculoskeletal - Back pain, muscles and joint pain.
Central Nervous System - Headache, dizziness, anxiety, sleeplessness, stress and depression.
Respiratory - Cough, throat pain, nose block.
Skin - Rash.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store at 25°C.
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