Contrave

Active Ingredient(s): Bupropion Hydrochloride + Naltrexone Hydrochloride
FDA Approved: * September 10, 2014
Pharm Company: * OREXIGEN THERAPEUTICS INC
Category: Diet / Weight Loss

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Contrave Overview

Bupropion/naltrexone is a combination drug used for weight loss in those that are either obese or overweight with some weight-related illnesses.[1][2] It combines low doses of bupropion and naltrexone. Both drugs have individually shown some evidence of effectiveness in weight loss, and the combination has been shown to have some synergistic effects on weight.[3] In September 2014, a sustained release formulation of the drug was approved for marketing in the United States under the brand name...

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contrave and sleepiness

I started contrave 4 days ago, today being my 5th dose. every day, i take the pill about 8am and by 9:30-10am I am so sleepy I can't stand it. Days 1 and 2 I managed to fight it off until about 12-12:30, day 3 until about 1-1:30, and day 4 I fought it off until 3pm. If I take a 1-2 hour nap, I wake up fine, with energy and then cannot get to sleep until about 2am, sometimes 3am. Today is day 5, I'm having that "drunk" feeling and sleepy, but no where near how it has been. It seems this effect is slowly wearing off, but I haven't seen anywhere where this is a common side effect. I know all medications effect everyone differently, so I'm wondering if this is something I should be concerned about, or just another side effect that I will get used to as the weeks go o...

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Feeling panic, like I’m dying, like I’m going crazy

Been on Contrave a little over 3 months and it was like a light switch going off.....fine, happy, feeling “normal”....then “boom” it hit, panic attacks, feeling outside of myself, talking but not feeling present, afraid I’m dying. This is horrible! I want to stop taking immediately, but am afraid of withdrawal. Anyone else feel this ever? ## It is kind of unusual for such issues to start after you've been on it for 3 months, but nothing is impossible, since everyone is different. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, nervousness, and insomnia. Have you consulted your care provider? Are you on any other medications? In most cases you have to taper off of this type of medication, your doctor should be ab...

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Can I stop taking Contrave after a week without side effects

I've taken Contrave for a week, Can I stop taking it with? Well there be any side effects from stopping with out gradually ? ## Hello, Maria! How are you? No, there shouldn't be any problems after such a short period of time, but you should check with your doctor to be certain. Why are you stopping it, already? The FDA lists the typical side effects of Contrave as possibly including nausea, dizziness, insomnia, dry mouth and diarrhea. ## After reading all these posts, I have nearly waisted $ 70.00 because I a seriously wondering if Contrave is really worth it for me. I know how to lose weight without pills but this Contrave just made me not wanting any sweets at all, which is my weakness. Regardless I will do the scale down program. I wish all of you success on your weight loss ...

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Anyone prescribed, Contrave as well as Phentermine & Belviq at once?

I began taking Phetermine in October of '14, weighing in at 272 big ones! Yikes! I had weight loss--but in December my doctor suggested we pair the Phen with Contrave. He said it would help in the evening when I usually like my snacks. My weight loss was minimal but still there. By Feb. '15, I'm down 55lbs, but again weight loss was moving slower. So my doctor wants me to add Belviq. I've been taking all three and so far no major side effects. Just thirsty for water. I feel like contrave is supposed to be this miracle drug, but I don't feel like it does anything. Am I the only one being prescribed all these at the same time? Side note, I just has full blood work completed to make sure none of my organs are shutting down from this. Since day 1, I've eaten better a...

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Contrave and birth control

I have been on contrave for about 5 months now and ever since I have had spotting while on birth control pills. I normally take them continously for 3 months and then have a cycle that last week but now it seems to be causing a cycle every month. Has anyone else had this problem? ## Irregular menstruation is reported by the FDA as a possible side effect of Contrave. You may also experience nausea, dizziness, headache and insomnia. Have any other women experienced this? ## Yes I suffer from chronic migraines and my medication has caused me major weight gain so as a counter measure my doctor prescribed contrave to kick start me I am going on week 3 and I really thought that somethings else had gone horribly wrong, my first week contrave causes me spotting then these past two weeks my migr...

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wanting to quit taking contrave

I need to know how to stop taking contrave. Can I just quit cold turkey or do I wean off? If I wean off how do I do it? ## Hello, Janice! How are you? How long have you been taking it? Why do you want to stop it? The FDA lists Contrave as being used to aid in weight loss and its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, nervousness, insomnia and anorexia. Have you consulted your doctor? It does require slow tapering for some people. ## I was looking up how to wean myself off of Contrave and found this comment on here. I've been taking Confrave for about a month or so. I just started the 2 pills in the morning and 2 pills at night dose Sunday (today is Friday). I've felt horrible all week since increasing it. Hot flashes in my face, horrible nausea, glands some...

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contrave not working anymore

I took Contrave and lost 52 pounds in 10 months, which has put me back to my ideal body weight. The problem is that it has not been working after that 10 months. I don’t have any side effects, but have a ridiculous appetite now. Almost to the point of wanting to binge eat. Anybody else been on it a while and have it stop working? I’ve gained almost 10 pounds back in the last few months. I’m not sure whether to ask my doctor about stopping it, but I’m afraid my appetite will be even worse. Anybody? ## I had the same problem. I was starving hungry and wanted to eat and eat. Weirdest thing was that I felt constantly hungry even after a week? ## You are not the only people who have experienced such issues. Most people who have tried it have reported eventually hittin...

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contrave 1 pill 4 times a day

I have been on Contrace for 6 weeks now, and am very pleased with the results. I was prescribed contrave due to severe endometriosis and other hormonal issues I was having. I didnt start taking it until 5 weeks ago, about 3 months after my hysterectomy. I am 28, and am going through serious hormonal stuff along with menopause, and I would diet and exercise yet nothing was happening with my weight. So I decided to start my contrave to help, and it has really moved things along for me. However, when I got to week 4 and upped my daily dosage to 2 i the AM and 2 in the PM, I experienced some serious nausea and dizziness; blinding optic nerve headaches. I understand that these are common side effects, but I have 2 small children and cannot live that way. So I decided to try taking 1 pill eve...

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Contrave and High Fat Foods

I ate a high fat meal (stuffed baked potato) tonight and am wondering when it is safe to take my evening dose of Contrave. All the warnings say is do not take with a high fat meal. Well, how long do you have to wait? There is no information on that! Has anyone heard? ## Hello, MrsMeck! How are you? Have you tried asking your doctor? Unfortunately, I'm only finding the same thing you are, not to take it with a high fat meal, but no specific time frame. Taking it with a high fat meal creates the risk of seizures. Other typical side effects, as listed by the FDA, may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, nervousness and anorexia. Does anyone know more? ## I spoke to a consultant at Takeda today and they recommended that I call my dr. But the problem would be that the doctor wou...

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Contrave / side effects

On Contrave six months and lost 44 lbs. I have also lost a tremendous amount of hair. I am female. Anyone else have this problem? ## Hello, Helen! How are you? The FDA does list that as being a possible side effect of this medication, though it is not considered a common one. Other side effects may include nervousness, dizziness, insomnia, and indigestion. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I have also lost a lot of hair taking contrave. Shocked how much. It is the Wellbutrin component of Contrave that is the cause. The dose of Wellbutrin in contrave is way at the upper limit of dosing for Wellbutrin if you were just taking Wellbutrin alone. I did not come across this side effect much when I read about Contrave prior to taking it but after the hair loss started I took a second l...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Bupropion Hydrochloride + Naltrexone Hydrochloride
  • Tablet, Extended Release: 8mg + 90mg, 90mg + 8mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Contrave: (2 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 50090-2868 Contrave Oral Tablet, Film Coated, Extended Release by A-s Medication Solutions
  • 64764-890 Contrave Oral Tablet, Film Coated, Extended Release by Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.

Drugs with one or more similar ingredients: (5 results)


Related Contrave Topics:

contrave and sleepiness
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Contrave vs Belviq
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Contrave and Suboxone
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Contrave and alcohol consumption
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Contrave and High Fat Foods
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Contrave / ringing in ears
Has anyone suffered from ringing in ears from Contrave? I'm going insane :(. but losing weight :) ## Hello, Jojo! Ho... 32 replies
Contrave and Vomiting
I have been on Contrave for 3 months. I have battled nausea all along, hoping it would go away. I've lost 15 pounds.... 21 replies
Contrave and appetite control
I'm currently on week 3 of Contrave (2 pills in the AM/1 in the PM). When should I possibly be noticing a decrease i... 20 replies
contrave not working anymore
I took Contrave and lost 52 pounds in 10 months, which has put me back to my ideal body weight. The problem is that it h... 11 replies
contrave and cymbalta
On day two of Contrave but also on 30mg of cymbalta. My doctor didn't seem to have any worries on both together. Has... 11 replies




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