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If your plan does not cover CONTRAVE, you can still enroll in the CONTRAVE Savings Coupon Card Program and pay no more than $114.99 a month.*

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Payment will depend on your pharmacy. The CONTRAVE Savings Coupon Card cannot be used if you are currently a Medicaid Beneficiary. Medicare Part D and TRICARE beneficiaries are eligible for the CONTRAVE Savings Coupon Card. However, to receive the CONTRAVE Savings Coupon Card benefits, your prescription will be processed with the assumption that you are a cash-paying customer. For Medicare Part D patients, the cash payments you make for CONTRAVE will not count towards your true out-of-pocket expenses. If Medicare or TRICARE coverage status for CONTRAVE changes in the future, your CONTRAVE Savings benefits may change too. By using the CONTRAVE Savings Coupon Card, you agree to report your use of this offer to any Third Party that reimburses you or pays for any part of the CONTRAVE prescription price. Use of this offer is confirmation that you are permitted under the terms and conditions of the health benefit plan(s) covering your prescriptions, to take advantage of co-pay coverage programs. You additionally agree that you will not submit the cost of any portion of the product dispensed pursuant to this offer to a federal or state healthcare program for purposes of counting it toward your out-of-pocket expenses. For patients with a co-pay obligation of $110 or less for a 30-day prescription, 120 pills or fewer, ($330 or less for a 90-day supply, 360 pills or fewer), the offer will cover any amount over $50 ($150 for a 90-day supply, 360 pills or fewer). For patients with a co-pay obligation greater than $110 for a 30-day prescription, 120 pills or fewer, and for those without coverage, this offer will cover any patient obligation amount over $114.99, up to a maximum benefit of $187.30 (i.e., a maximum benefit of $561.90 for a 90-day prescription, 360 pills or fewer). Retail CONTRAVE prices may vary. Additionally, the CONTRAVE Savings Coupon Card cannot be used if you are purchasing your prescription through the Get CONTRAVE Now® service.

Tips & Tools for Success

Together, We’ve Got This!

We know that being successful in achieving your weight-loss goals takes planning and time. And we are here to help you prepare for each step of your journey: from your diet and exercise plan, setting up a support system and sleep schedule, to helping you take your medication correctly. We put together some helpful tips, tools, and real-life experiences to help with your weight-loss commitment.

Set Achievable Daily Goals

Whether it’s walking 10,000 steps per day or adding 50% more veggies to your meals—specific, achievable goals can keep you motivated to celebrate daily wins. Share your goals with your support network and keep each other accountable!

Put a Healthy and Manageable Routine in Place

  • Design a new daily schedule that gives you the structure you need with the flexibility required to meet your health goals
  • Mark your calendar with breaks, meals, and exercise so they become a priority

Sleep Helps With Your Weight Loss

  • Sleep can be elusive with so many life changes, but with better sleep comes stronger health outcomes
  • Research shows that inadequate sleep interferes with the body’s metabolism, leading to higher insulin levels and greater body fat storage
  • Work to get 8 hours of sleep per night for optimal health and continued success

Manage Stress

  • Create distractions, focus your mind on something else, or even start a hobby
  • Keep a daily journal—this is a great way to help people stay on track and easily make diet and exercise adjustments when necessary
  • Practice mindfulness—focus on what you can control
  • Look for healthy alternatives for comfort foods you enjoy

Ways to Set Yourself Up for Success

Create a Network of Support

  • Don’t go it alone! Share your progress with your family and friends and tell them how they can help hold you accountable and on track to reach your goals
  • By keeping them informed, they can become aware of how their own eating behavior or activities are influencing your weight-loss plan
  • Find a weight-loss buddy to check in and exercise with, share tips, and celebrate milestones

Make Time for Yourself

  • Between work, family, and other priorities, it’s easy to put yourself last on the to-do list
  • Carve out micro-moments in each day to relax and do something you enjoy

Skip the “Empty” Foods

  • Eat more foods filled with fiber and protein, which keep you fuller longer
  • Drink water before every meal—by staying hydrated, your body is better able to differentiate between your hunger signals and thirst signals

Healthy Eating

Everyday Offers Opportunities to Make Healthy Choices

Planning out meals and snacks is the place to start. This goes a long way in helping you make better decisions when choosing foods and alleviates the stress of last-minute meal prep. So when organizing your food, focus on cutting calories first—as this can promote weight loss more effectively than just increasing exercise.

The key to weight loss is to consume fewer calories than you burn. For most people, it’s possible to lower calorie intake to a greater degree than it is to burn more calories through increased exercise. That’s the reason cutting calories, through dietary changes, is generally more effective for weight loss.

Still plan to do both—cutting calories through diet and burning calories through exercise — as this can help give you the weight-loss edge.

Plan for “Easy” 

  • Make a menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Incorporate snacks into your meal plan throughout the day so you don’t get too hungry between meals
  • Make sure you’re getting enough fruits and vegetables

It is essential that you plan ahead and stock up on healthy foods that will provide you with adequate nutrition to stay on track with your goals.

Shop Right

  • Make a list before you go that fits with your meal plan
  • Consider fresh produce that will last longer
  • Pick the best protein. Make healthier choices, such as chicken, fish, or lean steak
  • Check product labels to make sure you’re meeting your nutritional needs, and see if you can swap them for a similar product with less sugar or fat
  • Don’t shop when you’re hungry—it can sway you from making healthy decisions

Having food delivered or eating out may pose a temptation to give in to comfort food cravings or unhealthy choices from family and friends. Check out some tips for choosing well-rounded meals in these situations.

Ordering In 

  • Focus on your own order. Friends and family may pressure you to go all in on an unhealthy order of pizza and chicken wings
  • When your food arrives, portion out how much food you are going to eat to prevent overeating
  • Practice the 3-bite rule (especially with desserts). Take 3 bites and then set it aside for a few minutes. You might discover that those few bites can be very satisfying, and they might be all you really wanted in the first place

Eating Out

  • Look at the menu in advance. Last-minute pressure to choose your entrée can lead to unhealthy choices
  • Order well-rounded meals that have nutritional balance. Look up the restaurant online and review the calorie information
  • Consider the caloric density of the foods you are ordering; swap out fried sides for veggie sides
  • Portion control! Consider the size of the order and how much to consume

Healthy Meals Can Be Delicious! Here Are Some Recipes You’ll Love.

We’ve selected 5 days’ worth of meals and snacks to get you started.

BREAKFAST

Egg Avocado and Black Bean Breakfast Burrito
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Cottage Cheese Pancakes
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Awesome Breakfast Casserole
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Eggs and Tomato Breakfast Melts
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Berry Quinoa Breakfast Bowls (Vegan)
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LUNCH

Vietnamese-Style Lettuce Wraps with Grilled Shrimp, Avocados, and Mango
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Thai Chicken Broccoli Salad with Peanut Dressing
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Sloppy Joe Baked Sweet Potatoes
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Turkey Chili Taco Soup
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Whole Grain Chicken Salad
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Roasted Cauliflower & Potato Curry Soup (Vegan)
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DINNER

Shrimp, Mushroom, and Asparagus Stir Fry with Couscous
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Grilled Cuban Mojo Marinated Pork Tenderloin with Fried Plantains
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Crockpot Chicken Taco Stew
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Eggplant, Cheese, and Tomato Bake
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Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats
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Spinach & Dill Pasta Salad (Vegan)
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SNACKS

Apple Nachos
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Baked Zucchini Sticks
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Spicy Garlic Edamame
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Guacamole Deviled Eggs
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Italian Caprese Avocado Toast
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Peanut Butter and Fig Crispbreads (Vegan)
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DESSERTS

Guilt-Free Pineapple Orange Cake
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Caramelized Spiced Pears
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Blackberry Cobbler
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Five-Ingredient Chocolate Cheesecake Cups
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Blueberry Mango Smoothie
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Pineapple Nice Cream (Vegan)
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Many recipes can be made healthier by substituting a few ingredients.

Before cooking, see if any of the key ingredients can be swapped out for something healthier.

Not convinced? Try this Black Bean Brownie

Be sure to check with your doctor before starting any nutrition or exercise plan. This information is provided for informational purposes only. We do not endorse or recommend any particular third-party products, programs, services, or sites. Please see our Terms and Conditions of Use.

The Food Pyramid Is Out, and MyPlate Is In!

Understand the basics of a healthy diet. It’s important to eat a variety of nutritious foods from all the food groups. Visit ChooseMyPlate.gov to learn all about the 5 food groups for a healthy diet.

Calculate the Calories You Need per Day

Scientifically speaking…if you want to lose weight, you’ll need to burn more calories than you eat.

As a rule of thumb, 1 pound is around 3,500 calories. So, to lose one pound per week, you’ll need to reduce your intake by 500 calories per day. Everyone’s lifestyle and needs are different, and your calorie intake may be different as well.

Use a weight-loss calculator to estimate how many calories you should eat for weight loss. You may find that you need to adjust that target to keep your weight loss on track.

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Tracking & Portion Control

It’s important to focus not only on what you eat but also on how much you eat. Sometimes it’s hard to tell if the portions are the right serving size for our nutritional needs.

Keep that in mind while cooking and making food selections. Tracking can be easy with the right tools. Get started with the FREE resources at Start Simple with MyPlate. You can also download the MyPlate App so you can access a wealth of information on the go. 

Servings
Calories
Visual Cues
FIST
1 cup broccoli
25
1 Fist
2 cups raw, leafy greens
25
2 Fists
TENNIS BALL
½ cup sliced fruit
60
Tennis Ball
1 small apple or medium orange
60
Tennis Ball
COMPACT MIRROR
½ cup pasta or dry cereal
70
Compact Mirror
½ small bagel
70
Compact Mirror
1 slice whole-grain bread
70
Compact Mirror
½ medium baked potato
70
Compact Mirror
DECK OF CARDS
3 ounces of fish
110
Deck of cards
2-2 ½ ounces of meat
110
½ deck of cards
1 ½ - 2 ounces of hard cheese
110
½ deck of cards
DICE
1 ½ teaspoons peanut butter
45
2 dice
1 teaspoon butter or margarine
45
1 die

Get Moving

Staying Fit

Now more than ever, it’s necessary to keep your body moving. Staying active will help keep your metabolism in check and also help elevate your mood.

You don’t always have to do vigorous activities to see benefits. Just start building more physical activity into your day, one step at a time.

Here’s the Amount of Exercise the American Heart Association Recommends

Start with Moderate Activity

Moderate-intensity activity causes a slightly increased rate of breathing, and it feels “light” to “somewhat hard.”

You can:

  • Go for a brisk walk (a 15-minute mile)
  • Do yard or housework
  • Take a leisurely bike ride
  • Play with family or friends
  • Go for a light swim

Exercise Routine Planning

Set up a weekly schedule

  • Write out your plan on your phone or calendar app to keep yourself accountable
  • Be reasonable—set manageable expectations. For example, don’t plan to achieve running a full mile during week one. Start slowly and build up to your goals over time
  • Think about how your meal/snack schedule revolves around your exercise
  • Create a workout playlist. Get yourself excited and motivated for your workouts
  • Invest in a wearable fitness gadget, like a step counter, to help keep you motivated so you remain active throughout your day

Ready, Set, Download

Everyone needs guidance when starting an exercise program. If you’re not ready for a personal trainer but you want to keep your workouts interesting, these FREE apps can help get you moving.

Tone It Up: Workout & Fitness

#1 fitness program for women. At-home workshops for all levels with top female trainers. Plus, join a community of people like you and receive endless support, encouragement, and love from this team.

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Couch to 5K

Training program that helps beginning runners move from the couch to the 5K finish line.

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Qinetic

Real-time workout classes with our top-ranked coaches and trainers that are On-Demand.

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MapMyFitness by Under Armour

The best mobile fitness tracking experience backed by the world’s largest digital health and fitness community. For every mile you go, you’ll get feedback and stats to help you improve your performance.

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Be sure to check with your doctor before starting any nutrition or exercise plan. This information is provided for informational purposes only. We do not endorse or recommend any particular third-party products, programs, services, or sites. Please see our Terms and Conditions of Use.

What To Expect

We want to answer your questions and support you on your weight-loss journey. These FAQs provide you with safety and side effects information that is important to understand at the start of your journey with CONTRAVE. For more detailed information about CONTRAVE, visit our Prescribing Information and Medication Guide, or call one of our customer service representatives at 1-800-905-5576.

If you’re new to CONTRAVE, it’s important to follow your doctor’s direction and increase your dose slowly over the first month to help you adjust to the medication. Most patients begin with 1 morning pill during the first week and gradually work their way up to 2 pills twice a day by week 4. This dosing schedule was followed by the patients in the CONTRAVE clinical trials who achieved weight-loss success when CONTRAVE was added to their diet and exercise routine.

Your body needs time to become familiar with medications and increasing your dose over time allows you to adjust to the full dosage. In CONTRAVE clinical trials, most side effects occurred during the dose adjustment period and were mild to moderate in severity.

Remember to always take CONTRAVE exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Refer to the CONTRAVE Dosing Chart below to help you stay on track, and know that some people, like those with kidney or liver problems, or those taking other medications, may need to follow a different dosing schedule.

 

CONTRAVE Dosing Chart: Getting Started and Staying on Track

Dosing for Most Patients Taking CONTRAVE

An icon of a CONTRAVE® patient drinking an 8oz glass of water

An icon of a CONTRAVE® patient drinking an 8oz glass of water

In general, it is recommended you drink plenty of water when taking CONTRAVE. A good rule of thumb is to take CONTRAVE with 8 oz of water. And then throughout your day, drink additional glasses of water—as this can help with both weight loss and, for some people, with preventing constipation.

Pills are featured for illustrative purposes, not shown to actual size.

  • Take CONTRAVE exactly as your doctor tells you to
  • If you have kidney or liver problems, your final dose may be lower (for example, 1 pill in the morning and 1 pill in the evening or 1 pill in the morning)
  • Your doctor will change your dose if needed
  • Do not change your CONTRAVE dose without talking with your doctor
  • Your doctor should tell you to stop taking CONTRAVE if you have not lost a certain amount of weight after 16 weeks of treatment
  • Swallow CONTRAVE pills whole. Do not cut, chew, or crush CONTRAVE pills. Tell your doctor if you cannot swallow CONTRAVE pills whole
  • Do not take more than 2 pills in the morning and 2 pills in the evening
  • Do not take more than 2 pills at the same time or more than 4 pills in 1 day
  • Do not take CONTRAVE with high-fat meals. It may increase your risk of seizures
  • If you miss a dose of CONTRAVE, wait until your next regular time to take it. Do not take more than 1 dose of CONTRAVE at a time
  • If you take too much CONTRAVE, call your doctor or your poison control center at 1-800-222-1222 right away, or go to the nearest emergency room

What is the most important information I should know about CONTRAVE?

CONTRAVE can cause serious side effects, including:

  • Suicidal thoughts or actions. One of the ingredients in CONTRAVE is bupropion. Bupropion has caused some people to have suicidal thoughts or actions or unusual changes in behavior, whether or not they are taking medicines used to treat depression. Bupropion may increase suicidal thoughts or actions in some children, teenagers, and young adults within the first few months of treatment. If you already have depression or other mental illnesses, taking bupropion may cause it to get worse, especially within the first few months of treatment.

Stop taking CONTRAVE and call a doctor right away if you, or your family member, have any of the following symptoms, especially if they are new, worse, or worry you:

  • thoughts about suicide or dying
  • attempts to commit suicide
  • new or worse depression
  • new or worse anxiety
  • feeling very agitated or restless
  • panic attacks
  • new or worse irritability
  • acting aggressive, being angry, or violent
  • acting on dangerous impulses
  • an extreme increase in activity and talking (mania)
  • other unusual changes in behavior or mood
  • trouble sleeping (insomnia)

While taking CONTRAVE, you or your family members should:

  • pay close attention to any changes, especially sudden changes, in mood, behaviors, thoughts, or feelings. This is very important when you start taking CONTRAVE or when your dose changes
  • keep all follow-up visits with your healthcare provider as scheduled. Call your doctor between visits as needed, especially if you have concerns about symptoms

CONTRAVE has not been studied in and is not approved for use in children under the age of 18.

Who should not take CONTRAVE?

Do not take CONTRAVE if you:

  • have uncontrolled hypertension
  • have or have had seizures
  • use other medicines that contain bupropion such as WELLBUTRIN, WELLBUTRIN SR, WELLBUTRIN XL, APLENZIN, and ZYBAN
  • have or have had an eating disorder called anorexia (eating very little) or bulimia (eating too much and vomiting to avoid gaining weight)
  • are dependent on opioid pain medicines or use medicines to help stop taking opioids, or are in opiate withdrawal
  • drink a lot of alcohol and abruptly stop drinking, or use medicines called sedatives (these make you sleepy), benzodiazepines, or anti-seizure medicines and you stop using them all of a sudden
  • are taking medicines called monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs). Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure if you take an MAOI, including linezolid. Do not start CONTRAVE until you have stopped taking your MAOI for at least 14 days
  • are allergic to naltrexone or bupropion or any of the ingredients in CONTRAVE. See the Medication Guide for a complete list of ingredients in CONTRAVE

What should I tell my doctor about other medical conditions I may have?

Before taking CONTRAVE, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

  • have or have had depression or other mental illnesses (such as bipolar disorder)
  • have attempted suicide in the past
  • have or have had seizures
  • have had a head injury
  • have had a tumor or infection of your brain or spine (central nervous system)
  • have had a problem with low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) or low levels of sodium in your blood (hyponatremia)
  • have or have had liver problems
  • have high blood pressure
  • have or have had a heart attack, heart problems, or have had a stroke
  • have kidney problems
  • are diabetic taking insulin or other medicines to control your blood sugar
  • have or have had an eating disorder
  • drink a lot of alcohol
  • abuse prescription medicines or street drugs
  • are over the age of 65
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Losing weight while pregnant may harm your unborn baby. Stop taking CONTRAVE if you become pregnant. Tell your healthcare provider if you become pregnant or you think you may be pregnant during treatment with CONTRAVE
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. CONTRAVE can pass into your breast milk and may harm your baby. You and your healthcare provider should decide if you should take CONTRAVE or breastfeed. You should not do both

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. CONTRAVE may affect the way other medicines work and other medicines may affect the way CONTRAVE works, causing side effects. Ask your doctor for a list of these medicines if you are not sure. Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them to show your doctor or pharmacist when you get a new medicine.

What are the most serious side effects of CONTRAVE?

  • Seizures. There is a risk of having a seizure when you take CONTRAVE. The risk of seizure is higher in people who:

    • take higher doses of CONTRAVE
    • have certain medical conditions
    • take CONTRAVE with certain other medicines

    Do not take any other medicines while you are taking CONTRAVE unless your healthcare provider has said it is okay to take them.

    If you have a seizure while taking CONTRAVE, stop taking CONTRAVE and call your healthcare provider right away. You should not take CONTRAVE again if you have a seizure.

  • Risk of opioid overdose. One of the ingredients in CONTRAVE (naltrexone) can increase your chance of having an opioid overdose if you take opioid medicines while taking CONTRAVE.

    You can accidentally overdose in 2 ways:

    • Naltrexone blocks the effects of opioids, such as heroin, or opioid pain medicines. Do not take large amounts of opioids, including opioid-containing medicines, such as heroin or prescription pain pills, to try to overcome the opioid-blocking effects of naltrexone. This can lead to serious injury, coma, or death.
    • After you take naltrexone, its blocking effect slowly decreases and completely goes away over time. If you have used opioid street drugs or opioid-containing medicines in the past, using opioids in amounts that you used before treatment with naltrexone can lead to overdose and death. You may also be more sensitive to the effects of lower amounts of opioids:
      • after you have gone through detoxification
      • when your next dose of CONTRAVE is due
      • if you miss a dose of CONTRAVE
      • after you stop CONTRAVE treatment

    It is important that you tell your family and the people closest to you of this increased sensitivity to opioids and the risk of overdose.

    You or someone close to you should get emergency medical help right away if you:

    • have trouble breathing
    • become very drowsy with slowed breathing
    • have slow, shallow breathing (little chest movement with breathing)
    • feel faint, very dizzy, confused, or have unusual symptoms
  • Sudden opioid withdrawal. People who take CONTRAVE must not use any type of opioid (must be opioid-free) including street drugs, prescription pain medicines, cough, cold, or diarrhea medicines that contain opioids, or opioid dependence treatments, for at least 7 to 10 days before starting CONTRAVE. Using opioids in the 7 to 10 days before you start taking CONTRAVE may cause you to suddenly have symptoms of opioid withdrawal when you take it. Sudden opioid withdrawal can be severe, and you may need to go to the hospital. Tell your healthcare provider you are taking CONTRAVE before a medical procedure or surgery.
  • Severe allergic reactions. Some people have had a severe allergic reaction to bupropion, one of the ingredients in CONTRAVE. Stop taking CONTRAVE and call your healthcare provider or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away if you have any of the following signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction:

    • rash
    • itching
    • hives
    • fever
    • swollen lymph glands
    • painful sores in your mouth or around your eyes
    • swelling of your lips or tongue
    • chest pain
    • trouble breathing
  • Increases in blood pressure or heart rate. Some people may get high blood pressure or have a higher heart rate when taking CONTRAVE. Your healthcare provider should check your blood pressure and heart rate before you start taking, and while you take CONTRAVE.
  • Liver damage or hepatitis. One of the ingredients in CONTRAVE, naltrexone can cause liver damage or hepatitis. Stop taking CONTRAVE and tell your healthcare provider if you have any of the following symptoms of liver problems:

    • stomach area pain lasting more than a few days
    • dark urine
    • yellowing of the whites of your eyes
    • tiredness

    Your healthcare provider may need to stop treating you with CONTRAVE if you get signs or symptoms of a serious liver problem.

  • Manic episodes. One of the ingredients in CONTRAVE, bupropion can cause some people who were manic or depressed in the past to become manic or depressed again.
  • Visual problems (angle-closure glaucoma). One of the ingredients in CONTRAVE, bupropion, can cause some people to have visual problems (angle-closure glaucoma). Signs and symptoms of angle-closure glaucoma may include:

    • eye pain
    • changes in vision
    • swelling or redness in or around the eye

Talk with your healthcare provider to find out if you are at risk for angle-closure glaucoma and to get treatment to prevent it if you are at risk.

  • Increased risk of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus who also take medicines to treat their diabetes. Weight loss can cause low blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus who also take medicines used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus (such as insulin or sulfonylureas). You should check your blood sugar before you start taking CONTRAVE and while you take CONTRAVE.

What are the most common side effects when taking CONTRAVE?

The most common side effects of CONTRAVE include:

    • nausea
    • constipation
    • headache
    • vomiting
    • dizziness
    • trouble sleeping
    • dry mouth
    • diarrhea

These are not all the possible side effects of CONTRAVE. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What can I do to manage the common side effects of CONTRAVE?

If you do experience some of the common side effects, there are things you can do to manage them. For instance:

  • Nausea: In general, it is recommended you drink plenty of water when taking CONTRAVE. If you experience nausea, you may also want to eat a small amount of dry toast with CONTRAVE. For most people, this symptom went away within the first 4 weeks of taking CONTRAVE. If symptoms do not improve, please consult with your doctor who may also recommend an over-the-counter anti-nausea medication for you.
  • Constipation, headache, vomiting, dizziness, trouble sleeping, dry mouth, and diarrhea have also occurred and usually can be managed with over-the-counter products your doctor can recommend.

Call your doctor if you do experience any side effects while taking CONTRAVE that bother you or don’t go away.