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How effective is lorcaserin?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

People who took lorcaserin and made changes to their diet and exercise levels lost an average of about 7 lbs after one year. Just under 50% lost at least 5% of their starting weight, and just under 25% lost 10% of their starting weight. 

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