Is Cancer a Belviq Side Effect? The FDA Sounds Alarm

Drug Injury

Weight loss is a billion dollar industry given the fact that just under half the country is struggling with this lifestyle-related disease. With obesity comes dangerous side-effects such as metabolic syndrome that heralds complications such as high blood pressure, heart disease and various cancers. Belviq and Belviq XR were launched in the U.S. and select international markets in later 2011 to help patients lose weight and keep it off. What was once a blockbuster weight loss drug, however, has turned into a nightmare for unsuspecting consumers.

Have you been taking Belviq for over 6 months? Were you at any time diagnosed with colorectal, pancreatic, lung or breast cancer while taking Belviq? If you answered yes to these questions and are over the age of 18, you may be eligible to a substantial amount of compensation. Please call our Belviq recall attorneys NOW at (773) 825-3605 to learn more about your legal options for compensation. The call is FREE, and there’s no legal obligation.

Belviq has been shown in clinical studies to cause the development of tumors which then lead to the development of various cancers such as lung, colorectal and pancreatic cancers. Cancer is a frightening word and can upend one’s life, even with the favorable survival rates seen in, for example, colorectal cancer.

That said, here are Belviq cancer symptoms you should watch out for:

  1. Dark colored urine
  2. Jaundice
  3. A feeling of not being able to fully empty one’s stomach contents
  4. Hot flashes and cold sweats
  5. A persistent cough
  6. Shortness of breath
  7. Itchy skin
  8. Worsening chest pain while coughing or breathing
  9. Shortness of breath
  10. Coughing up blood
  11. Losing a lot of weight
  12. A decline in one’s appetite

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most aggressive forms of cancer with a dismally low survival rate that is in the single digits. In addition, when it is discovered, it is often too late to operate or to have the patient undergo chemotherapy and radiation.

Warning signs that may signal pancreatic cancer for Belviq consumers include:

  • Jaundice or the yellowing of the eyes and the skin
  • Back and abdominal pain may signal pancreatic tumors
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Diabetes
  • The development of DVT or deep vein thrombosis

Belviq and Lung Cancer

Lung cancer was seen in just over 7 percent of individuals who took Belviq in a safety study. Its 5 year survival rate is about 20 percent if diagnosed early. Warning signs for Belviq related lung cancer include shortness of breath, always feeling tired of weak, a persistent or worsening cough, chronic lung infections, appetite loss, and wheezing and hoarseness.

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Were you affected negatively by Belviq? If you’re over the age of 18, and were diagnosed with lung, pancreatic, colorectal or breast cancer while taking Belviq, we’d love to hear from you. Please give us a call NOW at (773) 825-3605 to learn more about your legal options for compensation by way of a Class Action Lawsuit. Remember, the call is 100% FREE. We look forward to hearing from you.