I was on phentermine and lost about 20lbs. My doctor switched me to contrave as well because it? seemed I had hit a plateau. I've been on contrave for about 3 months now and now weight loss. I've been exercising and eating right, so if any one has any suggestions, I'd really appreciate it. The only thing I'm losing is hair, everytime I brush/wash I get quite of bit of hair loss. Anyone else having this issue?
I've been on Contrave about 3 months and only thing I've been losing is my hair?
Question posted by cblumke on 20 March 2015
Last updated on 6 December 2021 by TerbearW
If that’s the case you should get off of it now. If no weight loss has occurred after this long it’s not for you, and you don’t want to take it if you’re losing your hair.
I have been on Wellbutrin for about 15 Years for anxiety and depression and I take the max dose and not once have I experienced hair loss. It's not the Wellbutrin causing it. I'd say it's the other ingredient.
reposting my reply to another asking about this: Hair loss is an EXTREMELY common side effect of Contrave and Wellbutrin. Regardless of what the med label states, its more common than not, if you join any of the Contrave facebook pages, you'll see how common it is. Note: on the Contrave company-run facebook page, they delete negative comments so search citizen-run pages. I do not know one woman on Contrave who hasn't experienced some type of hair thinning or loss by month six. I can't speak for men as I only know women on the med, but I assume it would be the same for men. Many assume its a lack of protein, iron, biotin etc in their diets, or its just because they've lost a lot of weight, but that is not the case, the Wellbutrin in Contrave causes the hair thinning and hair loss.
I was on Contrave July 2016 for the first two weeks and started noticing a change in my hair texture as well as a bold spot in one local area. I paniced and stop talking it! After researching i found that a deep conditioner and a protein hair treatment would stop the damaged. I have requested an update on my prescription but my doctor will not renew it!
Just a note about your hair loss -- every Spring I "shed" (lose hair).
- Contrave uses and safety info
- Contrave information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side effects of Contrave (detailed)
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