Here's a common sense question for you: Why do you think Belviq requires 2 pills per day?
The answer is because it is rapidly cleared from the human body..... so if there are any adverse side effects or complications, in can generally be alleviated in fairly short time period. Now, contrast that with a drug that requires titration and gradual dose ramping for the patient to become accustomed to the side effects of the drug and one that has warnings against stopping it too quickly to avoid siezures?
Scenario 1: Take Belviq twice a day with potential to be one of the 64% that lost MORE THAN 5% BW or the 35% that lost AT LEAST 10% BW..... and have a mild acting, tolerable help with food cravings that can make patients feel good, encourage exercising and healthy diet... and give Immediate glycemic benefits BEFORE any significant weight loss occurs.
Scenario 2: Start a course of a fixed dose mixed concoction like Queasy once a day and gradually titrate to increased doses to help patients get used to effects that include dizziness, constipation, tingling, altered metallic taste, dry mouth, and insomnia..... no CV testing done, but that's in progress, and warnings againt use for women that may become pregnant (can they really work out or eat healthy on this stuff)?
Common sense says: I'll try the mild, tolerable one first.....