Belviq – New FDA Approved Drug For Weight Loss
- Posted on: Jul 3 2012
This is a segment I did on HLN’s new Evening Express news program. We discuss the new FDA approved weight loss drug Belviq. It’s the first weight loss drug approved by the FDA in 13 years. Although it’s mechanism of action is similar to the controversial FenFen, there is no evidence that Belviq causes heart valve problems like FenFen did. Patients who took the drug lost an average of 5% of their body weight after a year. Not a huge difference, but could be very helpful in people who combine it with a healthy diet and regular exercise. Belviq is expected to hit pharmacies within the next 4-6 months.