Miami Belviq Lawyer
Belviq, which is the brand name for the drug Lorcaserin, is a weight-loss prescription drug created by Arena Pharmaceuticals. By activating a specific serotonin receptor, it reduces the individual’s appetite, thereby helping them lose weight. Unfortunately, there are serious, dangerous side effects to taking Belviq that you may not have been fully aware of before you were prescribed this deadly medication. According to Drug Watch and the FDA, Belviq increases the user’s risk of lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, and colorectal cancer. While an attorney cannot restore the health that was stolen from you by Belviq, we can help you recover the financial damages that were caused to you by the manufacturer of Belviq. Here at Spencer Morgan Law, our Miami Belviq lawyers handle all types of mass torts against major pharmaceutical giants, and can help you sue Belviq for damages relating to your medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of joy of life, lost wages and earning capacity, and more.
The FDA Takes Belviq Off U.S. Shelves
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) alerted the public in January, 2020 that clinical studies have shown that there may be an increased risk of cancer with taking Belviq. In February, 2020 the FDA requested that the manufacturer voluntarily remove Belviq from the market. According to Harvard Health, the manufacturer abided and Belviq, which had initially been approved by the FDA in 2012, was taken off shelves.
What Should Patients Do Now?
If you still have Belviq on your shelves, the FDA recommends getting rid of the product and finding another alternative with the help of your medical provider. The preferred method of disposing of Belviq is to crush it up and mix it with dirt, cat litter, coffee grounds, or another inedible mixture, seal it in a bag, and throw the mixture in the trash. It is also important to consult with a doctor if you start noticing any side effects from Belviq.
Common Side Effects of Belviq (Lorcaserin) and Serious Side Effects
As with any drug, there are side effects of Belviq. These include headache, nausea, dry mouth, constipation, dizziness, and fatigue. For people with diabetes, additional side effects include back pain, coughing, and hypoglycemia. However, there is also an increased risk of developing cancer for those who take Belviq. According to the FDA, there is an overall increased risk of developing all types of cancer if you take Belviq, particularly pancreatic, colorectal, and lung cancer.
Contact the Miami Belviq Lawyers at Spencer Morgan Law
If between 2012 and 2020 you were prescribed Belviq as a solution to aid in weight loss, took it for several months, and have since experienced symptoms you believe to be related to the drug, it is time to speak to a qualified Miami Belviq attorney. You have a legal right to seek compensation for any illness or cancers linked to this dangerous drug. To get started today, call Spencer Morgan Law at 305-423-3800 to learn how we can help you seek compensation.