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User Reviews for Bupropion / naltrexone

Also known as: Contrave

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Weight Loss: "I've used this for 8 weeks and gone down about 25 lbs (11kg) together with increased exercise. So far I have managed to stay away from all sweets, haven't eaten anything else other than 3 meals per day of normal food and had no cravings for alcohol (another positive effect). There's no way I could have stayed away from overeating/unhealthy food for this long without Contrave so it's very effective in my opinion. It does reduce hunger a bit, but the greatest effect is the disappeared food cravings. The side effects were very mild (occasional mild nausea which went away quickly) and only happened the weeks when I started or increased dosage. I haven't felt any side effects in several weeks now, been taking 4 pills/day for 5 weeks. The only thing I'm worried about is the decreasing effect of Contrave, lately I haven't felt it suppress my appetite as much as in the beginning."

   
9.0

Nico (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 11, 2018

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Weight Loss: "This is a serious weight loss drug with serious side effects but if you are dedicated to your weight loss it's worth it. I stayed on it for six weeks and lost 25 pounds along with diet and exercise. Personally it was a good jump starter but not something to stay on long term. I experienced all of the side effects at some point during those six weeks. I've lost a total of 50 pounds."

   
8.0

Lei (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 9, 2018

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Weight Loss: "Contrave did nothing good for me. It gave me bad headaches, bad sweats, and made me more irritable. Also did not lessen my cravings. Made me more hungry, and made me crave chocolate even more. I actually gained weight!!! Thumbs away down for Contrave. Wish they had a money back guarantee. Too expensive for it not to work!!!!"

   
1.0

Sue (taken for less than 1 month) July 9, 2018

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Obesity: "I had immediate results. A few weeks in I wanted sweets & when I did try to eat them I had a little bit & was satiated. Taking 4 a day I was hardly hungry. I have a HUGE sweet tooth & this killed it. I dealt with the constipation & dry mouth because it was worth it. Unfortunately that all came to an end because of a nasty side affect. I all of a sudden got a sore eye. By day 2 it hurt so bad I made an appointment with my optometrist. I went in & I could barely read the eye chart & I’ve had lasik. My Dr. told me I just needed reading glasses as a result of my lasik after 10 years. My eye was still blurry & I saw yellow spots & it was still sore .My hubby said I wonder it it’s those pills? I read the side affects & it says it can cause blurry vision & can cause angle closure glaucoma. I did not have the glaucoma but I was in a A LOT of pain and my eye is still blurry. I lost 20 lbs in 8 Wks & I wish I could still take this but not at the cost of my eyesight."

   
6.0

Fay (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 9, 2018

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Obesity: "I have hypothyroidism and absolutely nothing I tried resulted in significant weight loss after my 3rd baby was born. I began Contrave in Mid January 2018 and have lost 30 lbs. as of June 2018. I have also been doing intermittent fasting. The first 6 weeks on Contrave were tough because of the side effects of dry mouth and nausea but so worth sticking with for me."

   
8.0

Sk July 8, 2018

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Obesity: "I started contrave on Feb 22, 2018. My starting weight was 237lb. Today I weighed 192lb and I am down 45 lbs. No major side effects. Things I’ve noticed...I have an aversion to things I used to love to eat or drink. I probably only eat 1/4 to 1/2 of my meals. I’ve noticed after taking the contrave it takes 3 hrs for me not to feel hungry. I also noticed that when it’s wearing off, I start thinking about food. That’s a good indicator to take my next dose. My stamina is up. I love to do water aerobics 4x a week now. I am going to stick with contrave as I still have 63lbs left to lose. I would recommend it highly. I am happy that my Dr. introduced me to contrave."

Mlshiver July 8, 2018

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Obesity: "This is my very first day. Very first Contrave pill. I just want to see what others have experienced. Thank you."

Twinkleo (taken for less than 1 month) July 7, 2018

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Weight Loss: "Started the 3rd week of Contrave yesterday, was initially down 2 lbs and then 3 down but back to only 2 lbs. Got a cold last week so have not been eating as much but still nothing major. Started back to the gym also. First week, tired, slightly dizzy, but that was it. Second week, forgot one night and took pill after dinner (about 30 minutes later) and my stomach was upset all night, but no vomiting or diarrhea, which would have helped! Third week took two pills in the AM and several hours later, extremely dizzy and funny headaches. Same thing today, and still nothing major. I am not really seeing any major change in appetite at all. I don't really feel like this pill is working, which is sad because my insurance did not cover it and I had to pay $99.00 for these things."

Rascalblue (taken for less than 1 month) July 6, 2018

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Obesity: "Contrave works, there’s no doubt on that. Lost 25 pounds in 6 months. Side effects are different with everybody. Mine were minor. You have to try to know. But there’s no magic recipe. Have to suffer to lose weight, diet gym or contrave, will not be easy but results are worth it. Contrave is worth it."

   
10

Jerry D. (taken for 6 months to 1 year) July 5, 2018

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Weight Loss: "On my second week taking one pill a day. I've lost my appetite, that part is great. My head hurts some parts of the day. fI'm feeling more and more agitated as the time on it goes on. Sleeping very poorly and I feeling pretty down. I feel thinner, but don't look it. Not taking it anymore."

   
3.0

slip (taken for less than 1 month) July 3, 2018

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Weight Loss: "OMG This medicine made me very nauseated. I was miserable!! I just couldn’t continue. I took the medicine for a week. I stopped and I have been really dizzy. I loved phentermine but this experience was horrible."

   
1.0

Shawn (taken for less than 1 month) July 1, 2018

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Weight Loss: "Female in her 30’s, down 15 lbs from intermittent fasting & ketogenic diet. 50 lbs to go wanted to help regulate cravings. I started out taking one in the morning, the first two days were great, it was easy to follow my diet. But day 3-5 I was a little nauseous & extremely fatigued/dizzy. It was so debilitating I went off it. I read that if you just keep with it you get used to it, but every time I’d try to take it I was instantly fatigued to the point of sleeping all day. My stomach was constantly sour, queasy, & it gave me mild diarrhea if you eat carbs, and are not working out. If you can deal with being out of commission while your body adapts to the medication & are desperate to lose weight I actually would recommend it. It’s not the healthiest option but losing weight is worth a few months of medication if it gets you started. But if you’ve already have a routine and don’t eat carbs I wouldn’t suggest this, it set me back."

   
4.0

Amber June 28, 2018

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Weight Loss: "Took Contrave and two weeks in I woke up took pill and two hrs later felt a rolling numbness come up thru chest to top of face. Almost the same reaction I get to wasp stings. A physical panicky feeling but no emotional reason for panic. I felt 3 “attacks” like this. I sat out 2nd one in ER parking lot - just in case I was stroking out. When 3rd set of rolling sensations of numbness in chest/throat/face set in I went in to ER. Got checked out. A ok. I asked for a CT scan because I was certain something had happened to my brain - how often do your eyes feel numb?! Apparently side effect of contrave. Tried it again this week- woke up this morning tongue felt thick. Front of throat numb, same stroke like face numbness. Back to phentermine."

   
1.0

Anna June 28, 2018

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Obesity: "I have been on contrave for 3 weeks. I am taking 2 in the morning and 1 at night. My worse side effect is dizziness. I have had nausea, and headaches. The first week I lost 3 lbs. 0 since then. I have cut down on what I eat and am on low carb . I’m going to try changing when I take the pills and see if that helps with the side effects. Praying this works. Sick of being fat!"

cDQa61 (taken for less than 1 month) June 27, 2018

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Obesity: "I literally started this pill less than 10 hours ago. I’m 5’0 305lbs 29y/o female. I have been coughing non-stop (like a dry heave) I also took it at night to gage whether or not it would make me drowsy seeing as I drive around all day for work. However, It’s after 3AM and I cannot sleep, or stop coughing. I have incontinence due to being over weight, so the coughing is not something I can continue to deal with. I also have asthma. I’ve been coughing since about 10:30 I took meds around 7:30"

SheReady June 27, 2018

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Weight Loss: "This is my second month on contrave and I have lose 25 pounds the first month but I did do a little exercise not much as I should have done but I work outside too. So the heat from me sweating from work and I am walking once and awhile. I have been very successful no side effects but constipation but the doctor prescribes me a lax so I am good now but I just love these pills. Hopefully I will finally be at my ideal weight. I was 225lb now I'm 199lb."

   
10

Dolores (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 26, 2018

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Weight Loss: "Not helping. Too many side effects. Also don't like the TV ad showing only women. Seriously. It is 2018."

   
6.0

Kt June 24, 2018

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For Obesity: "I've been on Contrave for 6 weeks. I've lost 16 lbs so far with no side effects. I am still taking 2 pills a day, which works for me. Gives me the extra resolve I need to resist sugar/alcohol, etc. My appetite has decreased but I am exercising and have a little self-discipline as well. I am 5'3", 71 year old. Start weight 220lb, goal 145lb. So I have a long journey. Because of the cost I am going to try the drugs separately themselves. Bupropion XL 300mg and Naltrexene 50mg, 1/2 pill twice a day. If anyone is doing this please let me know how it's going."

   
10

tommotley June 23, 2018

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Obesity: "I’ve been on Contrave for 24 days and have lost 5lbs. The first week I lost 5lbs, but I was also doing boiled eggs for breakfast and fit smoothie for lunch and regular dinner, so that was probably water weight. My appetite suppressed for the first week, but not after that. I keep going up and down a lb and haven’t lost any weight the past 2.5 weeks. I’ve had all the side effect but they seem to have subsided now. Started taking Dramamine for the nausea after I threw up one day. One of the major side effects is the way it effected my period. I’m on minastrin and don’t really get a period. I started Spotting within a week and then got my full blown period while I was still taking birth control. The bleeding is super heavy and I’m passing clots. I really hope this stops and doesn’t happen every month or I will have to stop taking the med. Is anyone else having this issue or had it and did it get better? I want to try it for at least 2 months and see how it works."

   
3.0

Flabtofab (taken for less than 1 month) June 20, 2018

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Weight Loss: "I am so happy and satisfied with Contrave. It is very effective. I lost 35 lbs in a year. I couldn't believe I can wear the old sizes of clothes I once had 8 yrs ago. I feel good about it. It's side effect to me is dry mouth so I have to make sure I have water with me all the time. Other than that, I want to stay on this."

   
10

Jett June 20, 2018

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Obesity: "Week 3. Little side effects. Slight headaches at first. No cravings. Appetite down 98% of the time. Have not lost a pound. Very disappointed. Stopped soda pop. Stopped snacks. Low carb. Risk of seizures scares me as I have 2 kids with epilepsy. I don't do any specific exercise but lots of yard work and gardening and lots of stairs in my home. There has to be an underlying reason I can't lose weight. I hope to find a doctor that can find the cause and not just treat the symptoms. I am 69 yrs old and 228 lbs at 5'6". I'm fairly active for my age and size. Will probably not refill. Too costly."

   
3.0

Jojo (taken for less than 1 month) June 18, 2018

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Obesity: "Started med on 6/6. Immediately felt minor side effect of dry mouth midway through the day of 1 per day. Increased energy as well. It took a couple days before feeling suppressed appetite and cravings. Still at 1 per day even though Dr prescribed increase to 2 per day. Felt like it would keep me awake. At about day 5 headaches came and went, a little brain fuzz too. Nothing too extreme so will continue as it seems like the purpose outweighs the side effect so far"

   
6.0

Shawnee31 June 15, 2018

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Weight Loss: "I'm a 45 year old woman. I weighed 241lb three weeks ago when I started taking Contrave. Today I weighed in at 228! That's 13lbs in about 3 weeks. I walk everyday tho. I have a step counter app, my goal each day is at least 6000 steps. I usually average about 8000 daily. I also stopped drinking soda, which was horrible!!! I used to drink 1-2 two-liters daily. I also eliminated carbs and sugar out of my diet, or I try really hard. There only side effects I had was extremely nausea daily. It's slowly going away when I take it, I'm at 2 pills twice daily. So it's working for me. It's a total life changing experience to lose weight!"

SexyEyez785 (taken for less than 1 month) June 15, 2018

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Weight Loss: "I started taking the drug about a year ago. I was miserable because my weight was steadily increasing (about 15 pounds overweight and counting) due to menopause and an inability to control food cravings (especially sweets). My doctor put me on this drug to help control the cravings and weight gain. I was miserable the first few weeks after starting the drug - nausea, dizziness, severe headaches and constipation- but all of the side effects (except constipation) eventually went away. I lost 10 pounds within the first month which was great. However, after awhile, I stopped taking the pills regularly due to the terrible constipation. When I did take them, I decreased the dosage to half (2 pills a day) and had less of an issue. Unfortunately though, my cravings have returned and I have gained back 5 pounds. I am not sure taking the full dosage is worth it considering the discomfort. I'm not sure what I am going to do at this point."

   
7.0

Charly (taken for 6 months to 1 year) June 13, 2018

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Obesity: "I’ve been taking Contrave for 16 months & have lost 8 pounds. How long do I have to take to lose 25 pounds"

   
6.0

J (taken for 1 to 2 years) June 12, 2018

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