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Belviq Side Effects

Riddle Brantley LLP   |  May 11, 2020   |  

Does Belviq cause cancer? Scientists are taking a closer look at the popular weight-loss medication after a long-term study revealed that Belviq side effects may include cancer.

What are the side effects of Belviq?

While many patients report no significant Belviq side effects, a number of potentially serious side effects have been reported. According to WebMD, common Belviq (lorcaserin) side effects include:

  • Nausea
  • Dry mouth
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Constipation
  • Tiredness

Other potentially serious Belviq side effects include:

  • Easy bleeding and/or bruising
  • Enlarged breast or abnormal breast milk production
  • Mental or mood changes, such as confusion, depression, suicidal thoughts, unusual agitation, or difficulty with memory and/or attention
  • Shaking and/or twitching muscles
  • Slow, fast, or irregular heartbeat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Swelling of ankles, feet, or hands
  • Unexplained fever

IMPORTANT: If you’ve experienced any of these potentially serious Belviq side effects, contact your prescribing doctor immediately.

Researchers also note that Belviq may increase the risk of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), which is potentially life-threatening for those with diabetes.

Is cancer a potential side effect of Belviq?

Belviq Side Effects - Serious Cancer RiskBelviq side effects may be far more dangerous, however.

Recently, a long-term study has raised alarm that Belviq and Belviq XR (extended release) may cause certain types of cancer. The FDA has ordered the complete withdrawal of Belviq from the market due to potential Belviq cancer risk.

Cancers potentially caused by Belviq (lorcaserin) include:

In a 2007 study by the company that developed Belviq, Arena Pharmaceuticals, Belviq reportedly caused rare and aggressive cancer tumors in rats, according to reporting by Westfair.

Multiple Belviq cancer lawsuits have already been filed alleging that Arena Pharmaceuticals and Eisai Inc., the manufacturer of Belviq that licensed the medication from Arena, were aware of these potentially life-threatening Belviq side effects and continued marketing the drug anyway.

IMPORTANT: Those taking Belviq or Belviq XR are urged to contact their doctor immediately to discuss potentially dangerous Belviq side effects, including cancer, and potential Belviq alternatives.

Belviq Cancer Claim Lawsuit - Riddle & BrantleyHave you taken Belviq and been diagnosed with cancer?

AUGUST 2023 UPDATE: Please note that as of August 2023, we can no longer accept Belviq cases due to developments in the litigation. Please stay tuned to our website for more information as this litigation evolves.

If you’ve taken Belviq or Belviq XR and been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer, breast cancer, or lung cancer, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation.

For a FREE consultation with an experienced Belviq cancer lawsuit attorney, please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the fast and easy form below.

The consultation is free, there is no obligation, and you won’t pay any attorney fees unless we recover financial compensation for you.

Please call 1-800-525-7111 to speak with an experienced dangerous drug lawyer handling Belviq cancer claims.

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A long-term, 5-year study involving more than 12,000 patients has uncovered potentially serious and life-threatening Belviq side effects, including various types of cancer.

You may qualify for a Belviq cancer lawsuit if you meet the following criteria:

  • You were prescribed Belviq (lorcaserin) or Belviq XR after June 2012
  • You were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer, lung cancer or breast cancer after taking Belviq
  • Your cancer diagnosis occurred 6 months or more after starting to take Belviq
  • You are under 70 years of age

Riddle & Brantley’s Belviq lawyers have been fighting to hold potentially negligent drug companies accountable since 1985.

AUGUST 2023 UPDATE: Please note that as of August 2023, we can no longer accept Belviq cases due to developments in the litigation. Please stay tuned to our website for more information as this litigation evolves.

Please call 1-800-525-7111 today to discuss your potential Belviq lawsuit with an experienced dangerous drug attorney at Riddle & Brantley.

You won’t pay any attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive financial compensation.

Justice Counts for those who have taken Belviq and potentially suffered cancer as a result.

We would love to help you and your loved ones fight for justice and compensation.

Call 1-800-525-7111 today.