Belviq is a new weight loss medication that works on the brains serotonin receptors, working much in the same way as Prozac works on the brain in depression.

This medication results in statistically significant weight loss compared to placebo, but it is rather minimal in total, approximately 3.5% of your body weight (or 7 pounds in a 200 pound person.)

The medication appears safe, but I would caution patient against using this medication until it has been on the market for an extended period of time, at least 1 year.  The reasons:  the amount of weight loss is modest and the medication is ‘new enough’ to warrant a skeptical approach.

Work on your diet, work on your exercise…and you can likely achieve better results than Belviq.