FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments: CONTRAVE

User Comments:


For Weight Loss “Been taking Contrave for about 5 weeks and have lost 10 lbs. I did completely change my diet, drastically lowering my sugar and carb intake. I feel like the Contrave has helped me not to think about about food constantly and helped with my sugar cravings. The only side affect I’ve noticed is a faster heart rate (especially the first 2 weeks). I had blood work done and not only did I lose 10lbs (half of what I gained in a year) I also lowered my cholesterol from 255 to 192 in 5 weeks. I will continue to take it for 2 more months but the cost is way too high to continue after that.”

Sugarfiend (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 13, 2018


For Obesity “I’m on week one and I like this medication. Cravings are way down. No binge eating. I’m eating smaller meals. My satisfaction in eating has improved. I started at 201 and am down to 192. I am always on the move but my activity has not changed. Before this medication I was overeating a lot more than I was aware of. I think you have to stay away from other medications as this drug has a lot of drug interactions. I do take a multivitamin three times a week and that seems to be ok. I have had a headache a time or two but water usually helps that. No change in bowels. Love it so far!”

Angie (taken for less than 1 month) March 12, 2018


For Obesity “I’ve been on Contrave for about 6 weeks and have lost 12 lbs. I started losing weight week 3. I was a little worried about trying Contrave after reading the reviews here. The side effects were/are mild for me. Mild nausea for the first 4-5 days each week with the change in dosage. I take the doses with a meal which helps prevent nausea. I also found eating a banana would help with nausea. It did make me tired which has mostly gone away. By week 5 I was feeling really good and started exercising. I’ve had some pretty disturbing dreams that I wake up from occasionally. It does cause some constipation but there are plenty of ways to deal with that. The only side effect that I have a hard time with is I get hot/sweaty with any type of moderate activity. I still have to make the right decision with food but it’s not a crazy struggle anymore. It has not eliminated my hunger but it has reduced it. I have no problem walking away from sweets or fatty foods which were my weekness before.”

Jen256 March 12, 2018


For Weight Loss “I have been using Contrave for two months, and I have lost 25 pounds. When I first got it, I took one at a time to see if I had side effects. When I didn’t, I started taking two in the morning and two in the evening on about the fourth day. I’m not recommending this to others; I am just saying that’s what I did. Contrave is not an appetite suppressant; for me, it took away the compulsion to eat constantly. In addition, I can turn down sweets and pop and not feel deprived. I eat normal meals otherwise. In the evening, I can eat around 5:00 or so and not even crave food for the rest of the evening. It is not a miracle worker; I do have to help it along by making good decisions. I had tried everything, and this actually works. I do not exercise at all. I started at 185 and am down to 160 pounds. It is exactly two months today that I started taking Contrave. This is the easiest weight loss program ever.”

Fortune1265 (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 7, 2018


For Obesity “I started Contrave a week ago, day one was okay, I felt slightly medicated but overall good – no side effects. Day 2 I had the worst headache in my life, took some advil and a midday nap and I was okay. Day 3 appetite was gone and so was the headache. I’m almost done with week one and I’m down 2lbs, no other side effect and I’ve noticed my appetite decreasing. So far so good, excited to move to the next week and increase my dosage.”

kayO (taken for less than 1 month) March 7, 2018


For Weight Loss “So I took contrave about 1.5 years great results!!! Lost almost 40lbs! I gained some back and restarted contrave about 2 months ago with NO results?!? I am working out 3-4 times a week and tracking my food. So now I am not sure what to do?!?”

mhs (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 6, 2018

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