Lorcaserin, currently marketed under the trade name Belviq. Lorcaserin is used with a doctor-approved exercise, behavior change, and reduced-calorie diet program to help you lose weight. It is used by certain overweight people, such as those who are obese or have weight-related medical problems. Losing weight and keeping it off can lessen the many health risks that come with obesity, including heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure.

How to take Lorcaserin. Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking lorcaserin and each time you get a refill. Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually 2 times each day. Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same times each day.