What is Bupropion / Naltrexone (Contrave)?
What is Bupropion / Naltrexone (Contrave) approved for?
Adults to lose weight
How does Bupropion / Naltrexone (Contrave) work for weight loss?
A mix of two medications: naltrexone, which is used to treat alcohol and drug dependence, and bupropion, which is used to treat depression or help people quit smoking. May make you feel less hungry or full sooner.
What are the common side effects of Bupropion / Naltrexone (Contrave)?
- dry mouth
- increased blood pressure
- increased heart rate
- liver damage
What precautions should you take while on Contrave?
Do not use if you have uncontrolled high blood pressure, seizures or a history of anorexia NIH external link or bulimia nervosa NIH external link. Do not use if you are dependent on opioid pain medications NIH external link or withdrawing from drugs or alcohol. Do not use if you are taking bupropion (Wellbutrin, Zyban).
MAY INCREASE SUICIDAL THOUGHTS OR ACTIONS.