Belviq For Kids: Safe and Effective or Harmful and Ineffective? In 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Belviq (lorcaserin hydrochloride) as a drug to treat obesity. Is it safe and effective for children? Or should it not be used on kids because it could be harmful and dangerous for them?
To date, the safety and effectiveness of Belviq has only been tested for adults 18 years old and above. This means that since it has not been tested on children you should NOT USE THE DRUG TO TREAT CHILDHOOD OBESITY.