Contrave Evening Dose

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Bobbye Says:

I'm starting my 2nd week on Contrave tomorrow and the prescription says to take 1 in the morning and one in the evening. If I take the morning dose around 7 a.m., what time should I take the evening dose? I haven't been able to find any information on how far apart the doses should be taken. Thanks.

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Verwon Says:

Hello, Bobbye! How are you?

It's usually taken at meal times, so with breakfast and dinner, but are supposed to avoid taking it with a very high fat meal.

The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache and dry mouth.

Is there anything else I can help with?

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Bethann Says:

When exactly should I take the medication? Everything I read so far only says with a meal....but does it mean before or after the meal? I was wondering if it made a difference. Thanks for the help!

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Bella Says:

Hi this is my second week taking my doctor told me to start taking 2 a day but I'm not sure if I take them together in the morning or 1 in the morning and 1in the afternoon,someone please let me know

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Bella Says:

Sorry,hi this is Bella,i forgot to mention the medication, it is CONTRAVE

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Hashbrown4kids Says:

My doctor recommended taking the second dose no later than 4pm to prevent it from interfering with sleep. I take it with an afternoon snack instead of a full meal.

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BC Says:

I am on week 2 and take first pill around 8 or 9am and the second with a snack around 4. I find that taking the second pill before I get home from work helps with controlling evening binges. I have not noticed any extra side effects with taking the second pill less than 12 hrs after the first. I am suffering from the tiredness but nausea went away after the first few days.

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Leslie Says:

Can you take 3 tablets of Contrave in the morning and 1 tablet at night as long as you don't take more than the 4 tablets daily? What will happen if you take 3 at once?

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Arnoldkg92 Says:

Re: Hashbrown4kids (# 5) Expand Referenced Message

Then are you able to sleep and not wake up from hunger during that night at all?

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