POSTED BY Sarah Cooke . April 9, 2020
You may have heard about the recent recall of the weight loss drug Belviq. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration requested a voluntary recall because clinical trials have shown an increased occurrence of cancer.
In January of this year, the FDA announced that it was reviewing the data about the drug’s active ingredient, lorcaserin, and its connections to cancer.
If you are currently using the drug, you should stop taking it and if possible, dispose of the unused lorcaserin using a drug take back location. If you are unable to do so, it is best to dispose of the drug according to these guidelines.
Currently, the FDA is not recommending a special screening for those who have already taken the drug, but if you are concerned or have questions about whether a cancer screening may be appropriate, talk to your health care provider.
If you are healthcare provider, the FDA recommends that you stop prescribing lorcaserin and that you contact your patients who have taken it and let them know about the increased cancer risk.
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