Belviq (the popular weight-loss supplement) has been linked to some dangerous side effects, most alarmingly, increased cancer risks. The FDA recalled Belviq for this reason. If you were prescribed Belviq and developed cancer, contact a Belviq cancer lawyer, because you may be able to participate in a Belviq cancer lawsuit. Inserra | Kelley | Sewell Injury Attorneys will give you a free no-obligation Belviq consultation.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) pulled Belviq (lorcaserin), a popular weight-loss drug, from the United States market in February 2020. The announcement came after research findings tied Belviq and Belviq XR to increased cancer rates. Belviq’s safety has been studied for five years and reported rates of cancer in people who took the medication are higher than expected. The FDA recommends people who use Belviq for weight loss immediately stop taking the medicine. Belviq (lorcaserin) is available in two separate forms, a 10 mg tablet prescribed to be taken twice a day and an extended-release form of lorcaserin prescribed as one daily dose.
Types of Cancers Linked to Belviq
The FDA requested the recall of Belviq and Belviq XR because of increased rates of cancers tied to the drug. The agency reported several different types of cancers including:
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Colon Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Researchers are studying the possible Belviq links to increased risks of other cancers, including breast cancer and brain cancer.
Other Belviq Dangers
Belviq or Belviq XR also presents numerous other risks and side effects. Note this drug was only approved for people who were obese (with a body-mass index of 30 or more) or overweight (with a BMI between 27 and 30) with have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes. Belviq side effects include:
- Dry Mouth
- Patients with diabetes who take lorcaserin can also experience back pain, coughing, and hypoglycemia as a result of taking the drug.
- Lorcaserin can also cause heart valve issues and slowed heartbeat.
Belviq Cancer Lawsuit
If you took Belviq or Belviq XR and developed cancer or other adverse side effects, you might be eligible for a Belviq lawsuit. Contact us if you took Beviq and have been diagnosed with pancreatic, colorectal, lung cancer, or other cancers. ISK Attorneys will work for you and seek damages for:
- Medical expenses from your treatment
- Pain and suffering, both physical and mental, caused by cancer, treatments, and recovery period
- Loss of wages, loss of earning capacities
- Loss of enjoyment of life resulting from the disease and damages
- Other punitive damages and compensatory damages
The first step to filing a Belviq lawsuit is hiring a personal injury lawyer to act as your Belviq cancer lawyer. Your state’s statute of limitations will only allow a certain window of time for you to take legal action, so it is important to find a Belviq cancer lawyer as soon as possible.
Inserra \ Kelley | Sewell operates on a contingency fee basis – meaning we don’t expect payment unless we win. We focus on your healing, then get the best potential outcome from your Belviq lawsuit.
Contact ISK Attorneys today to learn about your potential Belviq lawsuit and legal options. We will stand with you to protect your right to fair treatment and fair compensation.
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