July 21, 2017
BELVIQ® is an FDA-approved prescription weight loss medication that, when used in combination with diet and exercise, can help some overweight (Body Mass Index [BMI] ≥27 kg/m²) adults with a weight-related medical problem, or obese (BMI ≥30 kg/m²) adults, lose weight and keep it off.
How Does BELVIQ® Work?
BELVIQ® may help you to feel satisfied with less food by targeting the hunger signals in your brain. It is a 10 mg tablet taken twice a day with or without food, making it easy to fit into your daily routine.
If BELVIQ® turns out to be a right fit for you, Dr. Moore will likely prescribe this medication in combination with a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity.
*What Are the Benefits of BELVIQ®?
BELVIQ® may help you lose weight and may also improve some weight-related health conditions such as type 2 diabetes. In FDA clinical trials, people who took BELVIQ® in conjunction with diet and exercise were able to lose weight and improve health risk factors such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure and high blood sugar.
In other clinical trials, nearly 50% of the people who took BELVIQ® in combination with diet and exercise lost 5% or more of their body weight after one year of treatment, more than double the success rate of those who used diet and exercise alone. Some people lost as much as 10% of their body weight after one year of treatment. *Results may vary