And there are risks as well as problems related to monkeying with your serotonin.
"Lorcaserin works in a way similar to fenfluramine, which was part of the fen-phen diet cocktail before it was withdrawn in 1997 after being linked to heart valve damage."
Fenfluramine is a fluoride based compound with benzene
Lorcaserin 10 mg Once Daily
40.2% of patients treated with 10 mg of lorcaserin dosed once daily lost at least 5% of their body weight (p<0.0001); and 17.4% of patients treated with 10 mg of lorcaserin dosed once daily lost at least 10% of their body weight (p<0.0001).
Taking the drug twice daily (BID) increases your risk of serious side
effects and you show little difference in weight loss over taking the drug
22.6% of patients treated with 10 mg of lorcaserin dosed twice daily lost at least 10% of their body weight compared to 9.7% for placebo (p<0.0001)
So for what costs you incur for the drug, price data which so far I haven't
located, you really aren't making signnificant progress.
If you weigh 250, in a year on this drug you may lose 12.5 - 25 pounds. And if
you follow a sound weight management plan without drugs and include exercise
you can safely look at a loss of 2 pounds a week.
Experimental diet pill shows promise, little risk
ATLANTA – An experimental diet pill helped about half the people who tried it lose some weight and keep it off a year later, without the heart problems that some earlier drugs caused, a study found.
There might be better ways to look at this health problem.