I noticed one of the infrequent side effects is irregular menstruation which I am currently experiencing. Any others experience this?
I would say yes to this. I'm at the menopause stage and had not had a menstrual cycle for 5 or 6 months, then I started taking Contrave. A month later, I had a cycle and have had them each month since, but not on a set schedule.
i recently started taking contrave and started spotting that same week. I am on prevafim for birth control and usually do not have a period. 2 weeks later I am still having a period =(. Will this eventually go back to normal? I had the same problem with trokendi and I actually liked those pills but had to stop taking them due to bleeding for almost 2 months straight!
I have been taking contrave for about 6 weeks and started spotting daily after week 1. Did this get better for anyone?
I started taking contrave two weeks ago and I have extremely regular periods
I am over a week late and I doubt I'lol be getting one this month
I recently started taking contrave and noticed that my menstrual cycle is irregular so I was wondering if this was a side effect or not
I have very regular menstrual cycles. I track them with an app called "P Tracker" because I can't remember anything. My last cycle started exactly 2 weeks ago and boom! This morning I'm bleeding again. I've been taking contrave for a little over a month and I hope this isn't what I have to look forward to, because I really like it.
I started Contrave 4 months ago. The first month my cycle started the normal time but was extremely heavy and prolonged for several days. Didn't really have much cramping but felt really fatigued and irritable. Recently, during my last period I passed several blood clots. I was nervous about it and asked my doctor. She said it's nothing to be worried about as my body is just getting rid of extra waste as I lose weight. So I guess that makes sense.
I've been in menopause for 3 years and I'm on HRT. I have started spotting. The first day were large clots, now just lite. This is the second time I have taken it. Last time I took it I only spotted for a short time. This time it's going on 3 weeks! But, I like the results, down 11 pounds. The first time I lost 21 pounds and I was maintaining until I had an accident and couldn't exercise for a long time.
This isn't a response, I'm sorry. The whole process of identifying "signs" and "roads" to soo long I didn't want to go back to the start... anyway. I had been taking sertraline (a generic of Zoloft). My Dr. switched me over to contrave and told me to stop taking sertraline, but it was a difficult transition. At first I didn't notice it as much, but now (3rd week, 3 pills a day) I'm weeping daily! It doesn't help that I'm a week overdue for my period. My tubes are tied so I know I'm not pregnant, just feel that "PMS" dragging on and on... I can't decide if it's the contrave or the PMS or the contrave causing the never ending PMS. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated! I don't want to stop taking it if things will work themselves out, but at the same time my mental health is feeling pretty fragile right now.
Until I read this article did I realize my plight!! I quit having periods at 50... I'm now 66 and started taking Contrave in January 2019... spotting began each month through March and in April a full blown 8 day period!!! I saw my gyno who scheduled me for a D&C at the hospital... it came back benign!!! Now I realize all this was probably related to CONTRAVE---
I started taking Contrave in June 2020 to shed some “quarantine” weight. My menstrual cycle is usually so steady and normal. By September and October , I noticed I didn’t have a menstrual. November came and I had a lengthy heavy menstrual plus I was passing large clots... OMG right! My weight management physician says Contrave doesn’t affect your menstrual and my OB physician is chalking it up to my age since I’m 45. I believe it’s the Contrave because every since I increased the dosage to two pills twice daily, my cycle hasn’t been the same.
I am very regular and 44 years old. My first period after I started Contrave was 12 days long, my longest ever. The 2nd month I started and bled for 32 days. I had to get off of it and now my periods are back to normal. I now use Saxenda which works great for me but is expensive.
- Contrave Information for Consumers
- Contrave Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Contrave (detailed)
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