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What you need to know about new weight loss medication Belviq

After a long gap of over 13 years, the FDA started approving new weight loss medications beginning with Belviq approved in June of 2012 and Qsymia approved in July 2012. After a gap of another 2 years, the FDA approved two new weight loss medications in late 2014 with Contrave approved in September and Saxenda in December. Let us review these 4 new weight loss medications and compare their relative utility in helping one lose weight!


First new weight loss drug - Belviq 

Of the four new weight loss drugs, Belviq is probably one of the safest albeit not the most potent! Since it is not a stimulant type medication, it can safely be used even in those that have had a prior history of certain cardiovascular problems in the remote past including coronary artery disease.


When was Belviq approved for weight loss?

The U.S. approved Belviq (lorcaserin hydrochloride), in June of 2012 in addition to a reduced-calorie diet and exercise, for chronic weight management.


What are the indications for Bel…