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User Reviews for Bupropion / naltrexone

Also known as: Contrave

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Weight Loss: "My provider started me on Contrave...slowly. I started at 1 pill daily x 1 week, 1 pill twice a day x 1 week, 2 pills in the morning and 1 in the evening x 1 week, then 2 pills twice a day and I've been okay. My moods are so much better than they were. I don't crave the pizza, ice cream, and junk food in general. I eat fruit or veggies to snack for most of the day - which helps if there is any constipation. I try to eat a healthier dinner but have what I want when I want it...just in moderation. As of this morning, I am down 46 lbs. I started Contrave in April. If I was more aggressive I feel that I would be down more but I'm not depriving myself. I'm just making better choices more frequently."

Anne D August 21, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Weight Loss: "UPDATE: I weighed this morning and have lost 7 lbs the first week of taking Contrave. The first day I did have slight nausea in the afternoon, but haven't had a problem with any side effect other than constipation, since then. I would also like to add that I did make healthier food choices (low fat/no fat) and drank 64 oz of water per day, so that contributed to my 7lb loss. I start 1 pill twice per day this week. I will update in a week or two."

FABULOUS FIFTY (taken for less than 1 month) August 21, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Obesity: "I started Contrave in June 2017 with a weight of 319 lbs as of August 19 I'm down to 283 lbs. I have had nothing but success with this medicine. As far as side effects go the only thing was constipation and mild hot flashes. I would and have recommend this medicine."

   
9.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 21, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Weight Loss: "I have just tried contrave 2 days ago and it was horrible for me. I ended up in the hospital because I got VERY light headed and vomiting along with diarrhea and I couldn't control either one of them I also had muscle spasms as well as nerve shocks and my head was on fire. My body moved on its own and how ever it wanted to as well as sweating really bad. Now 3 days later I am back to my normal self and I will never take contrave again. I paid $150.00 for my bottle and now its no good for me, I hope that my doctor can find something else for me to try cuz this ins't working I'm 39yrs old, 5'3 and I weigh 190lbs lets see what can be done for me"

Olivia_killebrew1 August 20, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Weight Loss: "I too had some nausea the first few days I was taking this but found some Dramamine with ginger and that helped a lot. I don't have nausea anymore and I definitely am not eating as much. I don't have the trigger in my brain that says you are full, stop eating. Contrave helps me to eat like a normal person. I can tell it does something because I used to drink a lot of coffee and now I can only drink two cups, sometimes I can't even finish the second cup. I like this and I am going to lose my excess weight and never be this big again. I feel like I can do it with Contrave."

   
8.0

LindaBy August 20, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Weight Loss: "At the end of week three I was down 10 pounds without changing my eating habits. Worse side effect is constipation but it has gotten better. I find that I eat less, I put thought into what I eat and I have made healthier choices. My mood has been better and I feel more balanced than I used to so that is a plus. I'm going to try a low fat diet and see what happens,"

   
7.0

Symrid August 18, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Weight Loss: "I am 59 and about 40 pounds overweight. On Contrave 1 week. I hated the way I felt the first 3-4 days - lightheaded, couldn't sleep (interesting others felt sleepy) and at times felt jittery. Also had a few hot flashes. I pushed through it and still not sleeping well and some nausea at day 7. I can tell it takes my mind off mindless eating and grazing but still pretty much able to eat a good meal. I did lose 2 pounds in 1st week so that is good! I am trying to decide whether to just stay on the 1 a day pill vs stepping up to second pill a day. Not sure if side effects will increase that it will be worth it."

   
7.0

SheepyRGS August 17, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Obesity: "Started on Med August 7th. This is my second full week. First day I had a really dry mouth after that no side effects. I'm not really hungry and don't crave chocolate or anything as a matter of fact. No weight loss yet but it is still a very early use for me. Price was $290 and my insurance covered it all which is a blessing. Will weigh on Aug 21st."

   
6.0

Ladi Dr. Z (taken for less than 1 month) August 17, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Weight Loss: "I started Contrave 6 weeks ago and my side effects were I was very angry, easily frustrated, lightheadedness and headaches I could not get pass the two pills 1 in the am and 1 in the pm. I started noticing after the third week. I became easily frustrated and very angry. I can almost feel the muscles ready to bust out of my skin from the tightness in my neck. So I backed down to just one pill in the am. Then after two weeks increased the dosage. But I have also been very tired after I take the pill. I could sleep all weekend. Which is not good for a wife/mother of 3. So I decided to just stop taking contrave. I've have to take some motion sickness pill to help with side effects."

   
1.0

Disappointed Mom August 17, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Weight Loss: "I took Contrave for approximately 3 weeks. I did not lose any weight. I felt uneasy the entire time. Nauseous, lightheaded, vertigo symptoms and wobbly legs. My mind said I was hungry/starving even as I was eating a meal. I did not like the fact that you had to 'ramp-up' to four pills a day. My experience was not good and I would not recommend it."

   
1.0

Desires permanent weightloss (taken for less than 1 month) August 16, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Obesity: "I'm 30 years old weight 210lb and started using Contrave 8/8/2017. I haven't had to deal with all the negative side effects that come with this drug thankfully. I'm wanting to lose 60 pounds by May 2018. Don't know if I have lost any yet told myself I wouldn't weigh in till my doctor appointment on 09/05/2017. I do feel that it's working I don't feel like I have to eat all the time which I like because that is why I started taking contrave. All in all I'm liking contrave - it's doing what I wanted it to do. Will update after doctor appointment. Good luck to the rest of you on your weight loss journey."

   
8.0

Bambi87 August 16, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Weight Loss: "Hi this has just been my 2nd day taking Contrave. It has helped with the food cravings I can tell and I am not eating as much but I am so so tried and sleepy (can't hold my eyes open) ........ I am going to push through it. I have a lot of weight to lose. I am 35, 5'5, and weight 245lb The medical term for a person like me is morbid obese "

   
6.0

ShannaG August 15, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Weight Loss: "It worked immediately. I made healthier choices. I didn't have any junk food cravings not even think about them at all. Within 2wks I lost a good 16-18lbs! I loved the new me!! The healthier looking me!!"

   
8.0

Coraline Alice (taken for less than 1 month) August 15, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Weight Loss: "Today, 08/14/2017, I've started my journey with Contrave. I'm so upset with myself for letting my weight get out of control. I am 5'6" and weigh 228lb. I'm hoping this will be the tool I need to assist me in losing weight. I do know that I need to focus on exercise and healthier choices, but am hoping this will help me with that. I will update in a week."

FABULOUS FIFTY (taken for less than 1 month) August 14, 2017

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For Weight Loss: "Added naltrexone to my current regime which includes Bupropion about 2 months ago when I weighed in at 188lb, and although I haven't stepped on a scale since that day I can tell you that the weight is definitely coming off. The journey hasn't been without some side effects such as dry mouth, constipation, and a definite aversion to food about 85% of the time. The aversion to food took me totally by surprise since I genuinely love food."

   
8.0

MsKrys (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 13, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Weight Loss: "I have been on Contrave for 10 weeks and have lost 17 lbs. The only side affect is irregular bowel movements. I feel great! I can't wait to see how much I lose in the next 10 weekends!"

   
9.0

Gklass August 12, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Obesity: "UPDATE : Starting weight 221.6lbs on April 8th, 5ft 3" tall, 47yr old female, this morning I am 188lbs. That's 33.6lbs down basically without exercising. Down from a size 18 shorts to a 14. I have a few clothes that once were too tight and my gut hung over that fit me now. And shorts I bought 4 years ago that I can pull off without unbuttoning. I have jeans from 2004 that I kept that were sentimental and I can almost button without a muffin top. This is why I push on....this is something I never thought I would feel, I look in the mirror and sorta see the old me coming back....its working for me and my husband can tell you my self confidence is better than its been in a LONG time!"

   
9.0

HeathsMom (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 7, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Obesity: "Unfortunately, I saw zero results. No change/help with appetite. No decreased cravings. Basically, no change with anything. Dry mouth and horrible insomnia were my side effects. I already suffer with sleep disturbances and I literally would only sleep a few hours a night while taking contrave. I tried it for two months and the cost is outrageous- $250 a month with a coupon. Hope it does help some folks- just didn't work at all for me."

   
2.0

Nursenays (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 7, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Weight Loss: "Started on contrave 8/5/17, first day I was lightheaded, nauseous, tired. Didn't feel like doing anything. I debated if I should take the pill at night instead but went ahead & took it in the morning to see how I would feel on the 2nd day. Well I didn't felt as bad on the 2nd day compared to the 1st day. 2nd day I wasn't lightheaded but just felt nauseated & tired, I would get hungry but couldn't eat much because I felt full once I ate 2 to 3 bite. I am at 192lbs, will update after 1 week."

   
7.0

Jade-17 (taken for less than 1 month) August 7, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Weight Loss: "Day 1 on Contrave, I feel dizzy, nauseous, and tired. My heart is beating rapidly, and I am wishing I hadn't started this today. I don't think I can push through theses side effects that are supposed to subside. I had been taking Phentermine for the last few months, with great success. My doctor said I can't stay on the phentermine long term, so we switched to Contrave. Not sure what to do from here about the side effects being so severe."

   
3.0

boxerlady August 6, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Weight Loss: "2nd day on contrave and feel like crap spending my time in bed. Nope not taking any more!"

   
1.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) August 6, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Obesity: "I just finished my first week of contrave with metformin, and I have lost 11 lbs already. With PCOS, this is the first time I've seen weight loss like this. I do have some upset tummy and nausea, and I have to force myself to eat, because I am not hungry at all anymore. I am really hopeful. Down from 276 to 165. I haven't added exercise yet, and am really hopeful. Will update."

   
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CurvyGirl (taken for less than 1 month) August 5, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Weight Loss: "Hello all. I am 4'6 and 140 lbs. Been on Contrave for only 2 weeks. From the first tablet-I had some awful side effects - palpitations, tremors, dizziness, sweating, panic attacks, restlessness especially at night, and mania. I take some other meds and am wondering if there is some contraindications with one of my meds for high blood, asthma (including 2 inhalers), acid reflux, cholesterol, arthritis, and zoloft. I still stuck with it but am worried that when I increase to maintenance dosage, my body would not be able to handle it. Since I am small, I usually take only children's dosage when I take any medications. So am worried that maintenance dose of 4 tabs is meant for adults only. Pls advise - should I stop taking it or stay at 2tabs?"

NotAMidget August 4, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Weight Loss: "I see a lot of comments here citing nausea, headaches and not loosing weight. I have not experienced nausea or headaches. I take two pills in the morning and two at dinner, which is usually pretty late for me. I went to my doctor because I was sabotaging diet efforts with binge eating episodes. I asked if increasing my normal dose of Effexor would help and she suggested I try adding Contrave. I do feel a bit more energy coursing through me and seem to sweat a little however, my binge eating is nixed! This was just what I needed to take back control. I have not added additional exercise or any extreme diet. I am working to have a normal relationship with food and get back down to a healthy weight. Portion Control!"

   
7.0

BsyBee August 3, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Weight Loss: "I started contrave June 10th and in just 2 months I've lost around 17 lbs! Before I started taking contrave all I could think about was food and how much I needed to have snacks, but all of those thoughts are gone. For the most part I am side effect free except for constipation and on occasion I am nauseous. If I don't drink enough water on a daily basis it seems like these symptoms get worse. I also noticed that when drinking alcohol the hang over the next day is really quite horrible even when I only had a couple of drinks. I read that this medicine can take away the fun of drinking and only leave you with the headache and hang over, this is true. Overall, contrave has changed my life and I can't wait to see where it takes me from here!"

Jack e August 2, 2017

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