Birmingham Belviq/Belviq XR Lawyer

Belviq/Belviq XR Attorney Serving Alabama

Did you or a loved one take Belviq® or Belviq XR® for weight-loss? You may be at risk for cancer including pancreatic, colorectal and lung cancer.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Japanese drug maker, Eisai Inc. has agreed to voluntarily withdraw its weight-loss drugs Belviq® (lorcaserin) and long-acting form, Belviq XR® after studies showed an increased risk of cancer in patients.

The FDA requested the withdrawal based on a five year study involving 12,000 patients. The study showed that patients taking Belviq® were diagnosed with cancer at a higher rate than patients taking a placebo.

The FDA has recommended that patients should stop taking Belviq® and should talk to their doctor about options for alternative weight-loss medications. The FDA isn’t recommending that patients get extra screening at this point.


Belviq® Cancer Study

On February 13, 2020, the FDA declared that the drug maker has arranged to withdraw Belviq® from the U.S. market.

In 2012, Belviq® (lorcaserin) was approved for weight-loss. The manufacturer is Japanese drug company Eisai, Inc., was required to conduct long-term safety studies into cardiac safety. The FDA’s review of the study in January of 2020 showed no hear risk, but revealed the increased risk of cancer.

The results of the five-year study showed an increase in the overall cancer rate for the Belviq® group compared to the placebo group with comprehensive use. Pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer, and lung cancer were particularly present in Belviq® users.

If you or a loved one took Belviq® or Belviq XR® and were diagnosed with cancer, fill out the form on this page or call the DeGaris Law Firm right now for a free consultation. You may be eligible for compensation for the harm caused and should seek legal advice.

Get a Free Consultation with an Alabama Belviq Attorney

If you have think that you have been victimized by the drug Belviq, you may be entitled to fair compensation. Contact DeGaris Law today for a free consultation regarding your legal rights.