Monthly Archives: July 2013

Patient Testimonial from mbenjam2

Just as a reminder I am a Type 1 diabetic which is important for all diabetics (Type 1 and 2) as well as pre-diabetics who can benefit from Belviq as well:

22 Days in:

Starting weight: 202 Pounds 22 days into useage (this AM 188 Pounds)

Insulin Usage: Starting 30 Units 4 times daily. 15 days into usage 18 Units 4 times daily. My waking Blood Sugar this AM was at 110. I am monitoring just before my bedtime shot.

The decrease in my insulin costs are now saving me the cost of the Belviq as Insulin is twice the cost. – mbenjam2

Belviq® Treats Asthma Also?

i have had asthma my whole life and could not figure out why it is virtually gone now even in my 20’s when I was a coca cola driver I had bad asthma. now I do not use my inhaler virtually at all.  I found out a possible reason…..

Uses of 5-HT2C receptor agonists in the treatment of disorders ameliorated by reduction of an individual’s norepinephrine level, wherein said disorders include but are not limited to hypernorepinephrinemia, cardiomyopathy, cardiac hypertrophy, cardiomyocyte hypertrophy in post-myocardial infarction remodeling, elevated heart rate, vasoconstriction, acute pulmonary vasoconstriction, hypertension, heart failure, cardiac dysfunction after stroke, cardiac arrhythmia, metabolic syndrome, abnormal lipid metabolism, hyperthermia, Cushing syndrome, pheochromocytoma, epilepsy, obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia, glaucoma, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and asthma.

I sleep better at night also, even though I have apnea. Like I said before, I have never felt this good in 20 years.

I will never get off belviq.

- clausonwill

From Dr. Steven Vig

I printed prescriptions for 4 more patients yesterday for Belviq. I have printed prescriptions for 211 patients so far for Belviq. Patients are reporting decreased appetite, no side effects, and gradual weight loss. Some insurances cover it without a prior authorization from me, some insurances require prior authorization, and some insurances exclude obesity treatments and will not cover it. If a patient has no coverage of Belviq, we can use the savings card and send them to Kmart in Tucson where the 205 dollar monthly charge can be decreased by 75 dollars per month , so that the cost would be 130 dollars per month for up to 12 months. I am using the voucher for the free 15 day trial on almost all patients. – Steven Vig md internal medicine tucson, arizona 7 2 2013