I just started Week 2 of Contrave where I take 1 tablet in the morning and 1 tablet in the evening. The patient guide says to take the second dose in the "evening." Do they mean bed time (around 10:00pm)? Or dinner time (around 6:00pm)? Well, yesterday I took my first tablet around 8:00am and the second tablet around 6:00pm. I hardly slept last night and this morning I was super groggy - like a drugged feeling - which lasted all day. I ended up sleeping the entire day. Is this a normal side effect? What time is the best time to take my nightly dose where it will have the least effect on my sleep?
Hi Sly, I have been taking Contrave since Jan 15. I take my morning dose 9-10am. I figure it would make sense to take the evening dose 12 hours later, so I take it 9-10pm. I have not been exact on the times but it works for me. As a matter of fact I have forgotten the evening dose a few times. I have not had any sleep issues from the drug. However I do use a bipap machine and that make me sleep like a baby. My only issue was constipation but I got that under control. The drug has been great for me. Good luck.
I'm not on the PM dose yet, but I saw someone post elsewhere that they have tried it both before dinner and before bed. They reported that it didn't effect their sleep when taken before bed, but they decided to take it before dinner since it helped them eat less during that meal. Hope this helps! Let me know what you decide.
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- Side Effects of Contrave (detailed)
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