I started taking Contrave Sunday morning and here I am still awake at 2 in the morning. I'm hoping it's something I'll get past because I already have 2 sleep disorders (narcolepsy & delayed sleep phase syndrome) and I take meds to sleep at night and to stay awake during the day. I won't be able to continue with Contrave if it doesn't go away. Why do drugs have to have so many side effects? If 1 pill in the A.M. keeps me awake, what will 4 pills do?
I am sorry to hear about your sleeping side effects. I didn't have insomnia on contrave until I was on the full four pill dose. With four pills I was very "unsettled" and felt like I had just had two cups of coffee and had difficulty staying asleep. Eventually, about three weeks into the full dose, it went away and now I sleep like a baby (and dream, dream, dream)!
- Contrave Information for Consumers
- Contrave Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Contrave (detailed)
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
Updated 27 Sep 2010 • 1 answer
Updated 20 May 2013 • 2 answers
Updated 7 Mar 2015 • 1 answer
Updated 22 Dec 2017 • 1 answer
Updated 21 hours ago • 1 answer