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Belviq Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is lorcaserin (Belviq)?
- What are the possible side effects of lorcaserin (Belviq)?
- What is the most important information I should know about lorcaserin (Belviq)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking lorcaserin (Belviq)?
- How should I take lorcaserin (Belviq)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Belviq)?
- What happens if I overdose (Belviq)?
- What should I avoid while taking lorcaserin (Belviq)?
- What other drugs will affect lorcaserin (Belviq)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Belviq)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Belviq)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include severe forms of some of the side effects listed in this medication guide.
What should I avoid while taking lorcaserin (Belviq)?
This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Do not take any other prescription or over-the-counter weight-loss products without your doctor's advice.
Avoid taking cough and cold or allergy medications while taking lorcaserin.
What other drugs will affect lorcaserin (Belviq)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- cabergoline (Dostinex);
- ADHD medication;
- cold or cough medicine that contains dextromethorphan (a cough suppressant);
- erectile dysfunction medicine such as sildenafil (Viagra), avanafil (Stendra), tadalafil (Cialis, Adcirca), or vardenafil (Levitra, Staxyn);
- heart or blood pressure medication;
- insulin or oral diabetes medications;
- medicine to treat a psychiatric disorder;
- narcotic pain medication;
- St. John's wort;
- tryptophan (also called L-tryptophan);
- an MAO inhibitor such as furazolidone (Furoxone), isocarboxazid (Marplan), linezolid (Zyvox), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar), or tranylcypromine (Parnate);
- an SNRI antidepressant such as duloxetine (Cymbalta) or venlafaxine (Effexor);
- an SSRI antidepressant such as citalopram (Celexa), escitalopram (Lexapro), fluoxetine (Prozac, Rapiflux, Sarafem, Selfemra, Symbyax), fluvoxamine (Luvox), paroxetine (Paxil, Pexeva), sertraline (Zoloft), or vilazodone (Viibryd);
- other antidepressants such as bupropion (Wellbutrin, Zyban) or trazodone (Desyrel, Oleptro); or
- migraine headache medicine such as almotriptan (Axert), eletriptan (Relpax), frovatriptan (Frova), naratriptan (Amerge), rizatriptan (Maxalt), sumatriptan (Imitrex, Treximet) or zolmitriptan (Zomig).
There may be other drugs that can interact with lorcaserin. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about lorcaserin.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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