Belviq Lawsuit

According to a new study, the weight loss drug Belviq (lorcaserin) has been linked to an increased risk of cancer. In addition, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just requested that the manufacturer of Belviq and Belviq XR voluntarily recall the weight-loss drug from the U.S. market.

Our lawyers are currently investigating Belviq lawsuits. Belviq was approved by the FDA in 2012 based on the requirement that the manufacturer Eisai complete a double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. The test included 12,000 people over five years.

FDA Belviq Recall

After the FDA received the results of the study and analyzed the information, it determined that more patients taking Belviq were diagnosed with cancer compared to patients taking a placebo.

Here is a link to the FDA recall notice: https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-safety-and-availability/fda-requests-withdrawal-weight-loss-drug-belviq-belviq-xr-lorcaserin-market

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“We are taking this action because we believe that the risks of lorcaserin outweigh its benefits based on our completed review of results from a randomized clinical trial assessing safety.”

What types of cancer is Belviq causing?

Belviq tablet

Belviq: 10mg, blue tablet with the letter A and number 10

Although the FDA found that Belviq caused a variety of cancers, the agency specifically stated that they found pancreatic, colorectal and lung cancer as being more prevalent.

Full List of Belviq Side Effects
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to Belviq: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using Belviq and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • unusual changes in mood or behavior, thoughts of suicide or hurting yourself;
  • dry eyes, blurred vision;
  • feelings of standing next to yourself or being outside of your body;
  • memory problems, trouble concentrating;
  • breast swelling (in women or men), nipple discharge;
  • penis erection that is painful or lasts longer than 4 hours;
  • heart problems–fast heart rate, trouble breathing, dizziness, ongoing weakness, or swelling in your arms, hands, legs, or feet;
  • high levels of serotonin in the body–agitation, hallucinations, fever, fast heart rate, overactive reflexes, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of coordination, fainting; or
  • severe nervous system reaction–very stiff (rigid) muscles, high fever, sweating, confusion, fast or uneven heartbeats, tremors, feeling like you might pass out.

Common Belviq side effects may include:

  • headache, dizziness, feeling tired;
  • dry mouth, cough;
  • nausea, constipation;
  • back pain; or
  • low blood sugar (in people with diabetes).

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur.

Talk With a Product Liability Lawyer – Free Belviq Lawsuit Review

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer after taking Belviq or Belviq XR, you should speak with the lawyers at Johnson // Becker.

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