Lorcaserin is used together with a reduced-calorie diet and proper exercise to help you lose weight, results in modest weight loss of about 12.9 lb (5.8 kg) compared with 5.6 lb (2.5 kg) with placebo. It is also used in overweight people who may also have diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease. And there are something you should know:
Belviq (lorcaserin hydrochloride) is a serotonin 2C receptor agonist indicated for the treatment of chronic weight management in adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater (obese) as an addition to a reduced-calorie diet and exercise.
But high levels of serotonin in the body--agitation, hallucinations, fever, fast heart rate, overactive reflexes,And heart problems--fast heart rate, trouble breathing, dizziness, ongoing weakness, So lorcaserin could be sudden changes in feelings such as feeling anxious, agitated, panicky, irritable, hostile, aggressive, impulsive, severely restless, overly excited and hyperactive, or not being able to sleep. So do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you.