Also what happens to you after you stop the medicine, does the weight cone back.
You can continue to take the medication after you lose the weight or not. It is your choice. There are no adverse effects from continuing to take the medication. Most people that I have seen who have stopped taking it have not gained the weight back. But, realize that the medication has only been on the market about a year. I plan to continue to take the medication. The reason I take it will not go away when I lose weight. You can always step down the medication and stop once you lose weight. If you start to gain you might go back on for a short period of time. I think it depends on why you are taking it in the first place. Hope this helps!
Critics of Contrave (and other weight loss medications like Belviq and Qsymia) say that in order to keep the weight off, you have to stay on the medication indefinitely. One of the fortunate things about Contrave (as opposed to the others), is that the medication that make up the compound have been used for long term use in the past, so this should be a safe option for most.
Now, that being said, it is my belief that once you reach your goal weight, you may choose to stay on the medication for a period of time, but as you establish good healthy eating habits that sustain you at the proper level, you will be able to reduce the level of medication you are taking so that once you are fully off, the new healthier habits have taken root and then the medication will no longer be needed.
- Contrave Information for Consumers
- Contrave Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Contrave (detailed)
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