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Contrave - Overview

Contrave is a medication used as an adjunctive therapy for weight loss and management in some adult patients. People who might need a Contrave prescription can use Push Health to connect with a medical provider in the area who can prescribe Contrave when appropriate to do so.

What Is Contrave?

Contrave is a medication indicated for chronic weight management in some adults who are already engaging in increased physical activity and eating a reduced-calorie diet. Specifically, people who might be candidates for Contrave use include adults with a body mass index (BMI) of over 30 kg / m2 or adults with a BMI of 27 kg / m2 with a weight-related comorbidity. Contrave is actually a combination of two different medications - naltrexone and bupropion. Together, these medications are thought to influence the mesolimbic dopamine circuit and the hypothalamus - two different areas of the brain. These parts of the brain are influence the appetite regulatory center and the reward system and, by influencing them, Contrave can help regulate food intake, potentially improving one's ability to lose weight.

Contrave - Dosage and Cost

Contrave is available as extended-release tablets containing 8 mg of naltrexone HCl and 90 mg bupropion HCl (Contrave 8 mg/90 mg). Contrave is typically prescribed in a way that increases the dose of the medication over a 4 week cycle, starting from one Contrave 8/90 tablet in the morning per day and ending with two Contrave 8/90 tablets twice per day by the end of the month. Ultimately, the prescribed Contrave dosing depends on the judgement of the prescribing medical provider and the specific health characteristics of the patient. Contrave tablets should not be chewed or crushed and they should not be taken with a high-fat meal. Contrave is not inexpensive, costing $2.50 or more per Contrave 8 mg / 90 mg tablet. Some insurance plans may also cover costs associated with Contrave tablets. Contrave coupons and copay cards may also be found online or through the manufacturer occasionally. Contrave tablets should usually be stored at 25 ° C but consult the package insert for specific information.

Can I Buy Contrave Online?

Contrave is only for certain patients and, as a result, requires a prescription before it can be dispensed by a pharmacy in the United States. Because of this, Contrave OTC is not available in the United States and one cannot just buy Contrave online. People who might qualify for a Contrave prescription, however, can use Push Health to connect with a medical provider who can prescribe generic Contrave medication if it is appropriate to do so.

Contrave - Side Effects

Contrave can cause side effects and it is necessary to discuss possible side effects and other concerns with one's medical provider and pharmacist before use. Common side effects from Contrave use include nausea, constipation, headache, vomiting, dizziness, insomnia, dry mouth and diarrhea. Contrave can cause mood disorders, elevated blood pressure, liver toxicity and glaucoma. Contrave should generally not be used at the same time as medications for diabetes. People who have a known hypersensitivity or allergy to the ingredients in Contrave should not use the medication. Contrave and alcohol should not be used together.

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Last updated November 18, 2019. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.