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User Reviews for Bupropion / naltrexone

Also known as: Contrave

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Obesity: "Started Contrave 7 days ago - absolutely no side effects - though still titrating up to the higher dose. I'm 5'3" 220 lbs. Need to lose every bit of 100 lbs. Maybe notice some tummy issues today - but, they were symptoms of having eaten too much - need to change my eating patterns for sure. ~ Here's Hoping!"

   
2.0

Here's Hoping! (taken for less than 1 month) March 29, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Obesity: "Hello Everyone I am on week 5 of taking Contrave & as I have said in 2 previous I will do my best to take you along on this journey. I am down 16 lbs as of today. The very 1st thing that has to happen before taking this medication is you must change your mindset. If you are unwilling to do this I promise you everything else will be a epic failure. Allow yourself the chance to change & when you stumble just get back up. I have allowed myself the things I love but just not in any measure of extreme. So instead of having 6 cookies I may have 3. When I reached the stage of 2 & 2 I didn't like the side effects of nausea & headaches that lasted for hrs so rather than see this as a pitfall I went back to 1 & 1 and I'm still getting the same results."

   
8.0

Weightlossprincess (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 28, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Obesity: "Male, 5-foot-7, age 41. SW 306, now 283 (23 lbs) over 10 weeks. This is an AWESOME experience for me--NO side effects or constipation, just weight loss. I hate to sound like a commercial over here, but $90 a month is a small price to pay for feeling pretty freaking good. I'm leaving food on my plate at every meal, drinking Diet Snapple now instead of Coke (except Saturdays), and am walking to work and back every day (12,000 steps/day according to the FitBit)--but I did all that before Contrave and saw no results. Now I finally am. It's weird to say, but I embrace that 'hungry' feeling now, and feel THAT's when I'm making progress; whereas before, hunger was a problem that needed to be solved. Walking is easier now that I'm lighter!"

   
10

MostlyTorso March 28, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Obesity: "Just started Contrave today. I'm 5'8 female weighing 211. Hope to see some results soon. Will update after 1 month. So far, I've had no side effects, but have still been hungry."

   
5.0

KK09 March 27, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Weight Loss: "I started contrave on March 23rd. I have not had any side effects and try to take it with some yogurt. I am 5'5 and weigh 250lbs. After taking this medicine for 4 days I have lost 5lbs. I am pretty happy with the results so far. Will update later after I've been on it for a while. My insurance would not cover it originally but my doctor faxed over for a prior authorization and my insurance approved it so I only had to pay $47."

   
8.0

MomOfOneBoy2017 March 27, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Weight Loss: "I'm a 54yo male. I started Contrave on Feb 9th at 236-pounds. Today (March 26) I weight 211-pounds... a 25-pound weight loss in 6 weeks! I've actually dropped a pant & shirt size! I haven't seen 211 on the scale in 25+ years! Unlike many others, I've had no side effects what so ever. In addition to Contrave, I am watching my carbs and drinking lots of water daily. I keep a food / drink diary and many days I must make myself eat additional food to increase my calorie intake. I purchase my script at the pharmacy at Sam's Wholesale. It costs $92.05 a month (120 tablets) with the Contrave savings card. My insurance doesn't cover it..... I have a follow-up appointment with my DR in 6 weeks. I'll post an update and report my progress."

   
10

BeachPossum (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 26, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Obesity: "Second week. Had some bad side effects but was determine to continue since I paid$ 90.00 for 30 pills. Unfortunately they have not worked for me. Lost 2 pounds in 2 weeks and still yo-yo from 0 lbs to 2 lbs losing. Get extremely hungry but craving are gone. I eat lots of vegetables not much meat (hate it). Other than I don't see much negative reviews. Are they even posted. I will keep an eye on my review."

   
1.0

Linslin March 26, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Obesity: "I'm 5'8" and 210 lbs. Took first one yesterday. Basically knocked me out. Slept most of the day, felt stoned out of my mind. Very powerful drug. Used a coupon and paid $90 for 70 pills. What a mistake. I'll be disposing of these today. Don't recommend this garbage."

   
1.0

AppleAngie (taken for less than 1 month) March 26, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Weight Loss: "I was skeptical. Read some reviews and they were so strong for or against. At first I did feel side effects. The first 3 weeks I thought there is no way I can take 4 a day. I listened to my body and waited an extra week to go up to full dose. The side effects of head ache and jittery had gone away by this point. I'm 8 weeks in and I'd say by week 5 I was feeling great! I'm down 20lbs and less depressed. Food really doesn't matter "

   
10

FeistyAries March 25, 2017

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For Obesity: "My Physician Assistant that works with patients on weight loss and correct eating habits prescribed rather than Contrave, the two seperate ingredients. The cost was hardly anything between the two drugs. She knew the Contrave would cost a lot more. I take 1 pill of each drug in the morning with my breakfast. I eat much less in fact feel full after a few bites and really am not hungry when it's time to eat. I don't snack and don't eat between meals. I do get a full feeling after eating about 2 hours later. I'm not able to eat yogurt anymore as it makes my stomach cramp. Sometimes that also happens with other foods as well. I get migraines and didn't notice till just recently I am getting headaches more frequently."

   
8.0

Iwamizawa (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 25, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Weight Loss: "Hi. I'm feeling terribly discouraged. I have 30 lbs to lose. I've been on Contrave for 9 days, and have actually blown up like a tick! (Not literally lol) but in the past few days, I've started to not be able to button my jeans, and these are my "fat jeans". I have zero side effects, other then very tired between 1-4 every day, since day 1, but I can put up with anything if I knew it was going to work. I really really am counting on this to work for me, and super scared that I'm going to find out that it won't, like everything else. "

   
1.0

JLCRI (taken for less than 1 month) March 25, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Obesity: "I just took my first pill, literally 5 minutes ago. I have to say I'm terrified of the side effects, but at 56 years only 5'1 and 230 pounds, I'm at my wits end with my weight. I hope to be able to report back that I've had no side effects and that it's working. Reading all the reviews has helped. Fingers crossed it works! So after one week, I'm done. I can't take the jittery feeling, almost fell at work yesterday, I was walking like I was drunk. Trying to get a normal sentence out was difficult, my mind was just not right. I lost 3 pounds but I don't think it was the contrave that did it. No other side effects though, just feeling like I was higher than a kite :("

   
2.0

Shelly L March 24, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Obesity: "My Dr prescribed this medication for me to try , but I can't try it because it's so over priced and with the coupon contrave offer's the prescription still cost eighty dollars a month....I would love to try this but cannot afford it"

Hartkitty1hotmail March 24, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Obesity: "Love this drug. I started in the 170s and I am down to 134. I have not been this weight since the 3rd grade. I have no side effects other than constipation which I remedy with lots of water and greens. I get full well before I eat less than half a meal. I actually even have to force myself to eat. I have been on this drug for two years. AMAZING. I also take 1000 mg of extended release metformin as well. Running my 6th marathon this year,... Could not feel better. PS- I take the buproprion and naltrexone separately as its super cheap this way...but now don't need it anymore"

Alisonmadill March 24, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Obesity: "I am 31 yr old female, 5'6" at 248 lbs. I have a thyroid issue and was struggling to loose weight. My Dr prescribed me contrave to see if it would help kick start my weight loss (lost 15lbs previously but had plateaued). I had high hopes for Contrave, but after a month and 1/2, I'm done. It immediately made me feel shakey and jittery. I tried stretching out the increase in pills but it didn't seem to make a difference. I got up to the 4 pills/day but other than not eating as much, I haven't lost any weight. I actually gained a couple of lbs. However the worst side effect was the constipation. I tried taking fiber pills, eating lots of vegetables, etc and nothing helped. I even tried a laxative which helped some. I felt miserable!"

   
1.0

TXsunhine85 (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 24, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Obesity: "I'm a 56 years old, 5'2" 230 female (or I was when I started Contrave). After reading all of the reviews, I was terrified of the side effects, but I had to have something that might help me shed some weight. To date I've experienced little to no side effects and have lost 11 lbs going into my 3rd week. Probably my only complaint is that I do get sleepy from time to time, but nothing that isn't manageable. I'm more able to resist my favorite foods and I have the energy to get up and move now. Let's hope this is the continued trend."

   
9.0

It's good. (taken for less than 1 month) March 23, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Obesity: "I started Contrave on Saturday, 3/18/17 taking the 1 pill in the morning per day. I've not been hungry, slight nausea, some tiredness, and decided to weigh this morning because my clothes felt slightly looser. I had lost 3 pounds. I think the key to it is WATER. I don't really workout or exercise. I'm excited to see my numbers move in the right direction!! I'll continue to monitor but being diabetic and high cholesterol, I've got to do this for myself and my family."

GeraldineJG (taken for less than 1 month) March 22, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Weight Loss: "I'm only on day 2 of one pill in the morning. I have been loopy, tired and jittery both days. all day. Dry mouth is manageable but I was so nervous driving I did not go out today at all. I'm 52, 5 '10" and 175lb with hypertension, high cholesterol and pre diabetes. I have a few more days in me but may have to do this on my own if I can't shake the high feelings."

   
3.0

ARW March 22, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Obesity: "I'm a 49 year old male 5'10" and weighed in at 253 on March 8th 2016. I've lost 13 pounds in that time and found the side effects very minor in the first couple weeks only. I was doing very little exercise and have a job that I sit at a desk all day. I definitely recommend this to anyone like myself that has a hard time getting motivated to work out. As I loss weight & see my progress without exercising it actually has been motivating me to workout to increase my weight loss. As for the cost I pay $94 for 120 pills. My insurance supposedly pays $45 but I question that because under the Contrave card the the cost should be $90-$100 anyway. Should I not get $45 off the $94? I will be checking in to that. That's my Contrave story."

   
9.0

Topher67 March 22, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Obesity: "I've just started my 4th week with 2 pills in the a.m. & 2 in the p.m. & I haven't lost anything ! Not even an ounce. :( I am so discouraged and upset. I was excited when my Dr. Had prescribed it to me to lose the weight. I thought what a perfect boost. I already workout 3 days a week at the gym ...but since taking contrave I've felt tired all the time , some days fuzzy as if I had. Vertigo...I may give it another month and if I do t show any improvement I'll stop taking it. Today is 3/20/17 I'm at 202 & 5'7 I'll let you know in another month if it was worth it."

   
3.0

Deb. A March 21, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Weight Loss: "Been on this pill for 6 days and no loss of weight. First day felt weak, slept all day getting up to pee only. Woke up very hungry. 2nd and 3rd day abdominal pain, back pain, weak and very hungry. 4,5,6 day tired feeling cramps but still eating a lot as very hungry. Wish I knew 4 pills needed to max results as I feel if 4 pills need may not be effective. Discomfort not worth taking with no results. Too expensive not covered by insurance. So far very disappointed and 90.00 less in pocket. Please buy a week at time and see if works for you. Talk to Pharmacist"

   
1.0

Not worth results cost too muc (taken for less than 1 month) March 21, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Weight Loss: "I took Contrave for 2 weeks but didn't lose any weight, it did help with some of my cravings and I felt like I was eating a lot less food. It made me feel Tipsy and felt like it was affecting my memory. I can't believe that people are loosing all this weight and I'm still at my start weight. What am I doing wrong???"

   
4.0

MoreL (taken for less than 1 month) March 20, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Weight Loss: "I started on Contrave this past Friday 3/17, I felt sleepy all day and slight headache, I had read someone else did same, but thereafter, she was ok while continuing Contrave, so I went on to day 2, but I was like a zombie, just wanted to sit and stare, dizzy, I haven't felt that bad in awhile. I decided I can't handle this ,so I stopped. I will say, I wasn't the least bit hungry. I called my pharmacy today for refund, they referred me to Contrave Hotline, I paid 92.00 that could went on other bills, to be told I can't get refund. I am very disappointed in this program and wish I never tried it."

   
1.0

PammySC March 20, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Obesity: "SW: 182 CW: 182 GW: 135 (I'm 5'1"). This is only day 2 for me, so it's too early for me to have a meaningful rating. On day 1, I drank a lot of water and that seemed to keep the nausea away. However, I felt sort of "tipsy" all day and had to take a nap in the afternoon. I had more nausea today, but think that was, in part, because I drank coffee. More water, a Bonine tablet, and I'm okay. Still feeling a little tipsy, though, and had to have a nap again. Thank goodness it's the weekend, but I'm back at work tomorrow and there will be no napping. I'm supposed to stay on this dose for a week and I have no desire to rush it. Oh--and my cravings are gone, but I have felt hungry. But it's true hunger, not my usual eating to relieve boredom."

   
5.0

Nanderson27 (taken for less than 1 month) March 19, 2017

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone) for Weight Loss: "The Facts: Started medication on 2/12/2017 at 168.7# (5'5"), 57 yo female. I started with 2 pills in the a.m. (with a light breakfast - scrambled eggs or the like). Side effects were very minimal, first couple of days I felt a little "fuzzy" but nothing major. Other than that, I have been fortunate to only have positive results. The first week I lost 7.5 lbs. Since then it has been slow to come off, but I am focused. I let the medication do what it is supposed to do, in that it really curbs your cravings and hunger. It is NOT like phentermine, thank god. Sleep much better and has helped with RLS! Total weight loss today 10 lbs. Wish I could write more, but limited space."

   
8.0

SunSandSea (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 19, 2017

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