Contrave 8mg/90mg – 120 Tablets per box

$210.00

Contrave 8mg/90mg is a combination of two different medications: naltrexone hydrochloride and bupropion hydrochloride.

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Description

What is Contrave?

Contrave is a combination of two different medications: naltrexone hydrochloride and bupropion hydrochloride. Each extended-release tablet contains:

  • Eight milligrams of naltrexone, an opioid agonist that is often prescribed for alcohol dependence, opioid dependence, or for smoking cessation treatment
  • 90 milligrams of bupropion, an aminoketone antidepressant that is used to treat depression and seasonal affective disorder
The combination of the two medications is prescribed to improve weight loss. Contrave affects your central nervous system to increase the number of calories you burn and reduce your appetite.The tablets are prescribed along with a reduced-calorie diet and exercise program to help certain people lose weight.

Dosage

The usual starting dose of this medication is one tablet taken by mouth once daily, in the morning for the first week. For the second week, the dose is one tablet twice a day, once in the morning and one with the evening meal. The dose is increased by 1 tablet daily each week until the recommended maximum daily dose of two tablets taken twice daily.

Naltrexone-bupropion may be taken with meals. High-fat meals should be avoided, as this increases the amount of medication in the body and can increase the side effects. Swallow the tablets whole and do not cut, crush or chew them.

Contrave side effects

Common Side Effects of Contrave

  • Abnormal movements or sensations in the legs, arms, fingers, and/or toes
  • Dry mouth and blurry vision
  • Constipation, nausea, and diarrhea
  • Upper respiratory infections including bronchitis
  • Tiredness or inability to sleep (insomnia)
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Decreased appetite or unpleasant taste in the mouth
  • Throat pain, heartburn, stomach discomfort, or upset stomach
  • Muscle pain or back pain
  • Hair loss
  • Potassium levels that stay low continuously while taking Qsymia
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Changes or abnormalities in your menstrual cycle
  • Racing heart beat

Serious Side Effects of Contrave

  • Kidney stones
  • Decreased sweating and increase in body temperature

Who Can Take ?

Contrave is approved to help obese adults with a body mass index (BMI)of 30 or greater or overweight adults with a BMI of 27 or greater who have at least one weight-related condition such as high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, or high blood pressure.

Certain people should not take Contrave. Avoid the medication if you:
  • Have uncontrolled high blood pressure
  • Have a seizure disorder, anorexia nervosa, or bulimia
  • Are undergoing abrupt withdrawal from alcohol or other drugs (such as benzodiazepines, barbiturates, and antiepileptic medications)
  • Are taking other medications that contain bupropion (such as Wellbutrin and Aplenzin)
  • Are a chronic opioid user
  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Are allergic to any of the ingredients of Contrave
You should also not take Contrave during or within 14 days of taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI).You can use Qsymia too.

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