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User Reviews for Bupropion / naltrexone

Also known as: Contrave

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Weight Loss: "No, I'm not ok with being so nauseous that I can't sleep at home or function at work. I am still in the 1st week. I see people saying that it finally got better but I don't see how any medicine that makes you this sick is a solution."

debrino October 19, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Weight Loss: "Good morning everyone! So I am going to start taking Contrive today! I'm very nervous after reading all the side effects but I've taken phentermine before to lose weight and I survived that! I have been working out for the past 3 months with no results and went to the Dr. and he prescribed me this medicine (Mind you! I went there for my thyroid....) Anyway, we shall see! I am really hoping it works but I know I have to do a bit from my end too! As of today I am a 28 yr old female 188lbs and 5ft3in"

jabril (taken for less than 1 month) October 19, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Weight Loss: "The progress with this medication was really quick at first, 5-7lbs a week after just the first week. The headaches were manageable until I got to three a day and then the headaches and vertigo it caused almost made me stop all together. I was at a stand still with just two pills a day for longer than I should have been. Finally I read a correlation between the drug Metformin interacting with Contrave, causing headaches. I have PCOS, not diabetes, so I could stop taking them. A week later I was able to go up to three with no issue and have now been up to 4, for more than a month with no issue. The only problem I came across since is that removing the Metformin, my progress has slowed to 1-2lbs a week, no matter diet or exercise. 35lbs-3mos"

   
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DaniLB October 17, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Weight Loss: "Been on a plateau for 2 years and out of desperation I took Contrave for 2 months. I gained 6 pounds, not the results I expected. It did not curb my appetite. The only weight I lost was in my wallet because my insurance did not cover the cost. Big mistake! There is no "magic pill". I would rate this as a big "fat" zero (no pun intended), but it won't let me rate lower than a 2."

   
1.0

NoMagicPill October 17, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Weight Loss: "I am in my second week. Two pills a day morning and night. I have had periods of nausea. I'm also not sure how much it is helping with cravings... I'm still hungry often, when not nauseous!!! I am hoping that after I’m up to the full dose and tolerating that I will notice results. I do not weigh myself, but rather know how I’d like to feel in clothes.... certainly have a ways to go!"

   
4.0

Loseit (taken for less than 1 month) October 17, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Weight Loss: "Today is 10/16/17 which is my first day on contrave. I've had the pills for about 9 days. However, I was afraid to take them because of all of the bad reviews. I currently weigh 237.8lb. I have gained 60lbs over the past 3 years. My goal weight is 160lbs. I am giving myself at least a year to loose the weight. I took the pill at 9:00 this morning, so far the only side affect I've had is sleepiness. The pill was originally $299, I downloaded the Contrave discount card as instructed by my doctor so I payed $99 for them. I pray I don't have any other crazy side affects. Wish me luck. I will update you guys next week."

Beauty85 October 16, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Weight Loss: "I took my first pill on Saturday morning. About an hour later I began sweeting so much it was seriously dripping off my head then I got nauseated and started vomiting. I was also very sleepy and felt drunk. Will this get better? Should I continue taking Contrave?"

Terikj October 16, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Weight Loss: "I am on day 4 of Contrave and I have lost 2 pounds already. I worked the last 3 days and take on average 8500 steps in my 12 hour shifts. That's the only exercise but I literally ate nothing this weekend. I had a coffee with my pill for breakfast and a monster energy drink for lunch and drank water, which is my norm anyway, but I have absolutely no want or need for food on this pill. Side effects which started immediately on day one include crying and kind of a foggy feeling. This is a major downer for my mood but I have suffered depression for the last 20 years so I don't know if it's that or the Contrave. Hopefully my mood will pick back up as my body gets used to the new meds but if it doesn't after a few weeks I may have to stop taking"

   
7.0

Amrb (taken for less than 1 month) October 16, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Weight Loss: "I tried Contrave for 3 months and hated it. I had nothing but side effects like sweating, headache, and joint pain. I felt horrible on it and only lost 3 lbs. My insurance didn't cover it so that was $270 down the drain not to mention all those blue pills I had to swallow. Yuck. I have since been on Phentermine (1/2 tablet a day in the mornings). It is only $14 a month and it WORKS! Oh Phentermine I've lost 25 lbs in almost 5 months on 1/2 tablet a day and have no side effects (other than weight loss and no snack cravings). If I continue to lose, I have no intention of taking the full dose. I don't recommend Contrave at all."

   
1.0

Dennise2017 (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 16, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Weight Loss: "Just start on 5 Oct at 278lb - been tracking food and exercise in fitnesspal. Minor side effects that pass quickly. I asked doctor for this as it contains buprion which I was on nearly 16 years ago. I lost weight while on that and was able to maintain for some time. Due to lifestyle changes, stress, bad foot and age (51 now) I gained a lot of weight in the past 10 years and have been trying so many different ways to get control back but was not having success. Since being on contrave I feel more focused don't need to snack between meals and am already down to 272.5lb. I really hope I have the success some other have had - good luck to everyone whose fighting to control their weight it's hard for some of us but not impossible"

   
7.0

straycat51 October 14, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Weight Loss: "I was diagnosed with PCOS making it extremely difficult for me to lose weight which is why my doctor prescribed me contrave. I’m now on my third week of contrave and taking 3 pills a day. The first week was pretty difficult with side effects, I felt nauseous and dizzy constantly. The second week I also experienced nausea and dizziness but it was slightly better. Now in the third week I’m not feeling any side effects of the medicine. Thus far I’ve lost 4lbs, which for someone with PCOS is pretty good I think. I’m doing weight watchers simultaneously which has been super easy. Contrave enables you to stop eating when you’re full and doesn’t give you cravings for bad food, which has been great for me."

   
8.0

MJ92 October 13, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Obesity: "I have been on Contrave 5 weeks now. When I first started taking the one pill in the am and one pm, everything was good. No weight loss though. So I started taking two twice a day like my doctor recommended. I have lost 18 pounds but I have paid the price. I am always nauseated, and usually throw up in the afternoons. My sleep has suffered and I have very weird dreams. I don't want to quit because I love losing the pounds. I don't know how long I can deal with constant sick. I also have high blood pressure, type II diabetes and high triglycerides. I feel if I lose enough weight some of the other ailments will go away. I have tried taking Bonnie and dramamine with my contrave to help with the nausea, not working very well. any suggestions??"

Bubbles6563 (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 13, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Weight Loss: "I have been taking contrave for 5 weeks now with zero results. I'm pretty disappointed!!"

Idaho christy (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 11, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Obesity: "I started Contrave 3 days ago, slowly, with one pill each morning. I'm planning in taking my second one later today. I had some nausea the first day, as well as a sleepless night. I have noticed that my craving for sugar is completely gone!! I have lost and gained 40 to 50 pounds several times in my life, but this is the first time my overeating is being addressed as an addiction, which clearly it is, or I would have been able to keep weight off. I'm hoping this approach works long term for me."

   
8.0

gakki October 10, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Obesity: "Been on medication for 6 weeks now. I am down 6 lbs. Not a lot but I had been gaining weight before I started taking it. This medication really reduced my appetite. I am eating half of what I used to. Most evenings before I started I would graze after dinner till I went to bed. If I didn't I would spend the evening thinking about food. That is not the case now. Not running to store at 11pm for ice cream. If I eat too much or I am not eating enough I get nauseated. Also cannot ride In the backseat of a car or I will feel sick. This is a great medication. Wish the pills weren't so big and it so expensive, but my food costs are waaaay down."

   
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De lava (taken for 6 months to 1 year) October 9, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for : "If anyone here is considering trying Contrave for weight loss you should know that it contains a highly addictive drug called suboxone, suboxone is given to help people get off of opoids aka pain pills. My sister was given suboxone by a therapist. Even though she was not addicted to pain pills. Now it's been 6 years and she still cannot get off of the suboxone if she stops taking it she goes into bad withdrawal even at the smallest dose. Hopefully this information helps someone else not to get addicted to suboxone. You should seriously consider other options for weight loss that will not cause you to become addicted to the pill that is supposed to be helping you."

   
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Barry11 October 7, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Weight Loss: "I started taking this on Sunday 2 -3 pills a day. No side affects other than constipation but I’m hopeful that will level out. I also excercised 5 days this week & as of today lost 5.5lbs! My stomach growls when I’m hungry which tells me to eat but I love the fact that I’m not thinking of food & snacking all day! So excited 35lbs to lose and I feel like it’s totally doable on this!"

Danethead (taken for less than 1 month) October 7, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Weight Loss: "I first found out about contrave from a patient that I was taking care of who needed surgery. I asked her about it, since I had never heard of it before, and she told me that she'd lost 40 lbs , and no longer had a desire to drink alcohol. Alcohol has always been my weakness. I'm fine as long as no one is drinking around me but on the weekends it's my potato chip. One drink is never enough and once I've had a couple I no longer have control over my eating. I have been taking contrave for a month, I've had minimal side effects ,and can now have a glass of wine without finishing the bottle , as a result I eat much less . It's a life changer!"

thrilled October 6, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Weight Loss: "I started Contrave yesterday (10/5/17). Itfelt the side effects almost immediately. Took the medication around 9:00am and by 11:00am I had to leave work and go home. I was nauseous and had a headache the entire day. Today I took non-drowsy dramamine about a half an hour before taking Contrave. I also made sure to eat with it. Three hours later and I am doing MUCH better than yesterday. I have a little bit of a headache but no nauseousness so far. Will update on side effects and weight loos in a couple of weeks."

ContraveUser (taken for less than 1 month) October 6, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Obesity: "Hi Again, So my 1st day I got a little dizzy-& a bit nauseous. But the 2nd day? Oh my! I took it at 11am- By 2:30pm I felt miserable- Very Nauseous -I was at work & ran to the bathroom twice- later that night when I got home I went to bed because I felt so sick- The 3rd day I had a massive migraine that lasted 4 days. It was just unbearable. Day 4 I stopped taking them- 1 Positive thing is -I felt NO HUNGER at all-but sick. My regular doc-Put me back on Phentermine which is just a better diet pill for me-I'm not hungry at all-& most of all - NO Sickness or migraines. So since last week I've lost 7 lbs. and I started at 192 lb.s (Not 200)which I thought before I weighed myself. I'll check in next week.: ) If I'm allowed to."

SKINNY101 (taken for less than 1 month) October 4, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Weight Loss: "I was so nervous to try contrave for the first time after reading the reviews. The moment I took the first pill I was instantly sick. Well the problem was that I took it on an empty stomach. I am now on week 3 and have had no other side effects. Today I am super tired and can’t keep my eyes open, I’m not sure if it’s the contrave or not. Also I’m down 7 pounds"

   
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Arsenault09 (taken for less than 1 month) October 4, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Weight Loss: "Started Aug 18,2017 weight 227lb. Today October 4,2017 weight 199lb. So in a month and a half roughly I lost 28lbs. No excess skin issues with the rapid weight loss. I have not really exercised, I tried one ran/walked 1.7 miles. I felt like crap for 2 days. So not trying that again for a while. Every time I eat it feels like I just had Thanksgiving dinner. 2 spaghetti meatballs (seriously). Minimal appetite. First week was brutal with side effects but I am glad I stuck it out. The only issue I seem to have now is sleeping. I wake up a lot in the night, but am able to go back to sleep. My appetite seems to be coming back a little. I noticed I can eat more than before but its still not much. This medicine works for me 100"

   
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Half Full/Half Empty (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 4, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Weight Loss: "I just started taking contrave yesterday, so I can't say much for weight loss yet but I am loving it so far! I haven't experienced any bad side effects. I felt a little funny yesterday and more tired than normal, but I've felt great today and maybe even more energetic. The best thing is I'm not hungry!! I've ate normal sized meals today, no over eating and no over snacking. I'm so excited about it. I feel full and that's been my biggest problem, never feeling full. I can't wait to see if it helps me lose weight. Plus, my insurance covered it 100% so I didn't have to pay a dime!"

   
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Cmc92 (taken for less than 1 month) October 4, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Weight Loss: "Trying Contrave was a complete disappointment, definitely not worth the money it costs. I actually GAINED 12 pounds the first three weeks and decided to stop taking Contrave after 8 weeks. In the beginning, it made me so hungry, I ended up eating more often than if I hadn’t taken it. I read other reviews that said the same thing. I would not recommend it due to the results, as well as cost of the meds."

jb0326 (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 4, 2017

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For Weight Loss: "I have spent 18 years trying to find a medication for depression without sex side effects and weight gain side effects. I didn't expect this to work for this but I am actually happy, stable and don't even need my ADHD medicine. It made me nauseous when I started taking it, so I stopped for a few days and started again. It seemed to help. After about 3 weeks I was like I used to be before kids, calm, I had focus and felt happy. My family noticed too. Before this I took generic Wellbutrin which was terrible. (I even let the FDA know that the generic version was not the same as name brand ) It made me a Bit irritable after taking it for a While so I was prescribed Lexapro to counteract the side effect. This has changed my life."

   
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Staceymayes October 1, 2017

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