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Belviq (lorcaserin) may cause serious side effects including serotonin syndrome
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 10:32 am Email this article
"Belviq [lorcaserin hydrochloride] Treatment with Belviq may cause serious side effects, including serotonin syndrome, particularly when taken with certain medicines that increase serotonin levels or activate serotonin receptors. These include, but are not limited to, drugs commonly used to treat depression and migraine," notes the Press Release from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Symptoms of serotonin syndrome are listed below.
Symptoms of serotonin syndrome
Symptoms of Serotonin Syndrome include:
- severe excitement
- hypomania (excitability
- hyperactive and
- quick anger and
- decreased need for sleep)
- loss of consciousness
- motor weakness
- muscle spasms
- flailing motion of the arms
- impaired ability to coordinate movement
- difficult poorly articulated speech
- elevated body temperature
- pupillary dilation
- tachycardia (a racing heart)
- muscle twitches or rigidity
- changes in blood pressure
- and coma.
Fda. Fda approves belviq [lorcaserin hydrochloride] to treat some overweight or obese adults. FDA News Press Release. 2012 Jun 27,
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