I am about to start Contrave but was a little worried when I read that a high fat meal could increase stroke risk. Is that good fats or any fats? Has anyone had any experience with this? Thank you for your help.
Contrave - Question about fat intake?
- 15 Jan 2016 by drnoakes
- 4 November 2019
I'm sorry it was seizure risk, not stroke.
drnoakes; Not to worry they are just meaning they want you to cut down on high-fat food like meat with lots of grease etc The people doing the best is slight diet change and the little bit of walking and exercise. You would have to eat a lot of fat to have this happen then you are defeating the point of the pills and diet.Please feel free to join our support group and ask questions to help you get through any side effects etc. Just go to the top right corner and hover over your name and a drop down screen appear and click on support group then just follow the directions and see what people on this are saying and what they do for the side effects many have done very good on this and the support group is free to take advantage of it.
As someone who actually takes Contrave and has contact with many other people who also take it, the best answer I have heard is that your meal should not be more than 50% fat. Obviously, this can differ for individuals. The type of fat does not matter. Unless you are on a low carb, high fat diet you will likely not have a problem. Hope this helps!
I realize this is an old post, but I want those who run across it to have the correct answer. Contrave is an extended release tablet. Taking Contrave with a high fat meal can cause it to release too quickly thus increasing risk for seizure. The physician I consulted with expressed that if someone is going to eat a high meal, they should wait at least 2 hours after taking Contrave to do so.
I have been taking Contrave for approximately four weeks. I have lost 20 pounds. I am on a ketogenic diet. Which is a high fat, no carb or low carb diet. I also use intermittent fasting, I take my Contrave at 7 am. I fast until 12 o’clock, I have my first meal which consist of a good lean protein and vegetables with olive oil or avocado oil. I have had no issues. I have my second meal which is pretty much the same at 6 o’clock. I do not eat anything after 7 o’clock. I take my final dose at night at approximately 9:30 PM. I don’t know if the contrave is the responsible for weight loss or the ketogenic diet. But I have noticed a tremendous difference in my cravings for sweets or carbohydrates. Also, I have no craving or desire to have alcohol. And I always liked red wine.
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