CONTRAVE® is a prescription-only, FDA-approved weight-loss pill believed to work on two areas of your brain—the hunger center and the reward system—to reduce hunger and help control cravings.
What is the average weight loss with Contrave?
The amount varies, but on average, people lose 5% to 10% of their starting weight, according to clinical trials and experts. In one 56-week study looking at Contrave combined with health habit changes, those on the drug lost more than 9% of their starting weight, while those on placebo lost just 5%.
How do you take contrave for best results?
CONTRAVE should be taken by mouth in the morning and in the evening. The tablets should not be cut, chewed, or crushed. Total daily doses greater than 32 mg/360 mg per day (two tablets twice daily) are not recommended. In clinical trials, CONTRAVE was administered with meals.
How does contrave work in the body?
Contrave doesn’t work in the belly. It works in the hypothalamus, the brain’s central thermostat that controls appetite, temperature, and how the body burns energy. It’s already known that people lose weight soon after starting Wellbutrin treatment. But this effect soon wears off, and people regain weight.
Does contrave boost metabolism?
The point with Contrave, Kim said, isn’t to increase metabolism but to block the craving in the craving-reward system in the brain.
How much weight can you lose on Contrave in a month?
One of the largest clinical trials to date of Contrave shows obese and overweight people who took the drug for up to 56 weeks lost an average of 12 pounds (or about 5 percent of their body weight), compared with an average of 3 pounds (or 1 percent of their body weight) among those who took a placebo.
What is the strongest weight loss prescription pill?
Phentermine-Topiramate extended release (Qsymia) is the most effective weight loss drug available to date. It combines an adrenergic agonist with a neurostabilizer. Daily doses with four strengths start at 3.75/23mg to 15mg/92mg. Adults with migraines and obesity are good candidates for this weight loss medication.
Does contrave keep you up at night?
You may have trouble sleeping when you start taking this drug. Do not take your evening dose too close to bedtime.
Should I take Contrave on an empty stomach?
CONTRAVE should be taken by mouth in the morning and in the evening and should not be taken with high-fat meals.
How do I get Contrave for free?
Speak to a doctor online and find out if Contrave is right for you
- fill out a quick medical questionnaire.
- speak one-on-one with a board-certified physician. $45 doctor consult fee*
- have Contrave delivered FREE.
Is Plenity available yet?
Plenity has been approved by the FDA, but isn’t available in pharmacies yet. Drugs may be approved days, weeks, or months before they’re launched, so we encourage you to check back.
How long do you stay on Contrave?
Can patients who stay on CONTRAVE expect to maintain their weight loss? In the COR-1, COR-BMOD, and COR-Diabetes trials, peak weight loss, on average, was achieved after patients had been on CONTRAVE for 36 weeks. On average, patients maintained this weight loss through 56 weeks.
Will contrave help with depression?
CONTRAVE is not approved to treat depression or other mental illnesses, or to help people quit smoking (smoking cessation). One of the ingredients in CONTRAVE, bupropion, is the same ingredient in some other medicines used to treat depression and to help people quit smoking.
How much is contrave a month?
The price of CONTRAVE is $99 per month (approximately $3 a day) through home delivery2. For questions, call Ridgeway Mail Order Pharmacy at 1-800-630-3214. Have your prescription and insurance information ready. Insurance may cover CONTRAVE and it may cost less than $99.
What happens if you drink alcohol while taking Contrave?
Do not drink a lot of alcohol while taking CONTRAVE. If you drink a lot of alcohol, talk with your healthcare provider before suddenly stopping. If you suddenly stop drinking alcohol, you may increase your chance of having a seizure. What are the possible side effects of CONTRAVE?
Can contrave help with smoking?
Contrave is a combination of two older drugs, bupropion and naltrexone. Bupropion, which has been sold under the brand names Zyban and Wellbutrin, has been used to help people quit smoking and to treat depression. Naltrexone is used to curb cravings to addictive drugs like alcohol and narcotics.