3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Diet Central > General Diet Plans and Questions

General Diet Plans and Questions General diet questions, support for various diet plans other than those listed below.

New weight loss/diabetes med goes on the market this week

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-03-2013, 01:03 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 2

Default New weight loss/diabetes med goes on the market this week

Its called Belviq from Arena Pharmaceuticals. The first novel weight loss drug to hit the market in many, many years. Helps you lose weight by decreasing your appetite, and lowers your blood glucose as well as any type 2 diabetes med on the market.
NEcorner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2013, 04:47 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2000
Posts: 308

Default

Hi,
So is it a diabetic drug or a weight loss drug?

I ask because I am curious about insurance paying. It will if it is a diabetic drug but not if a weight loss drug from what I understand.

Did the FDA approve for one or both conditions?

Won't it be wonderful if it works?

Sheridan
__________________
Sheridan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2013, 12:12 AM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 2

Default

Its both. Its an appetite suppressant, and it also lowers blood glucose in a weight-loss independent manner. It can be prescribed for both indications.
NEcorner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2013, 12:57 PM   #4
Shrinking Chick
 
Riddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 1,431

S/C/G: 288/ticker/160

Height: 5'8"

Default

It's only approved for weight loss. It's a controlled substance. IF insurance will pay for it, it will probably require prior approval, step therapy, or both.
__________________


Lost the first 100 with Medifast, now working on the last 25
Riddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:13 PM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2