Belviq is a medication indicated to be used as an adjunct to a reduced caloric diet and increased physical activity for chronic weight management. It can be utilized by adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 kg or greater, or adults with a BMI of 27 kg or greater with at least one weight related comorbid condition. These comorbid conditions include hypertension, high cholesterol and type 2 diabetes.
The dosage for Belviq is 1 tablet twice daily and may be taken with or without food. This medication works by decreasing food consumption and promoting satiety (feeling of fullness) by selectively activating receptors in the hypothalamus area of the brain. Unlike other appetite suppressants, Belviq does not cause jitteriness and is safe to use in patients with high blood pressure.
At Hermann Wellness, various weight loss options are available to patients – including nutritional counseling by a board-certified physician nutrition specialist. Please contact the office at (813) 902-9559 to schedule an appointment or for more information. Offices are maintained in Tampa and Saint Petersburg , Florida.