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6.9/10 Average Rating

853 Ratings with 935 User Reviews

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"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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"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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"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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"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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"I just got my Contrave today, so I will be starting it tomorrow. I hope that I get good results from this like some of the reviewers here. I could use some feedback on this medication from anyone who is taking this or has in the past."

MLittlejohn (taken for less than 1 month) September 29, 2017

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"I've been on contrave since January 2016, starting weight of 253lbs. I'm down to, and holding at 185 lbs! I've had a few minor side effects such as headaches and minor nausea but it lessened to the point of being almost unnoticeable. One positive side effect is my libido has increased tremendously. I feel like I'm 18 years old again and my wife simply can't believe it. Not sure if she is happy about it or not. My physician told me it's likely a placebo effect, but if I'm happy, then no worries. Oh, yeah, I'm happy."

   
7.0

New man (taken for 1 to 2 years) September 28, 2017

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"Have taken contrave 1 1/2 years. The first year I lost 45 lbs. the last 6 months have gained back 20lbs. The first month I will admit I had headaches. I almost quit. Glad I did not!! I experienced constipation. I needed more water and fiber. I really watched my fats and carbs. Lately I've not done as well with sweats and the fats. I need to be more consistent. I also need to add more exercise. I walk on treadmill but need more cardio. All in all happy but need to be stronger for me."

   
7.0

Cupsla44 (taken for 1 to 2 years) September 27, 2017

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"OK - today is day 1.(9/25/17) I started at 2 pm (because it arrived then) & it's 4:30 pm. So far I became very sleepy, which is ok, but I'm at work. No Nausea yet- so YAY! I'm about 200lb-5'2 so I'm hoping to lose a lot at least 50lb-60lbs. My knees hurt- & I avoid looking at myself naked anymore. I just wanna fit in my pants from 5 years ago. I think I've gained a lot of weight just from stress & getting older- I'm 47 yrs old. I used to lose weight so easy but not anymore. I'm hungry all the time and I think I can eat about 5 to 6 slices of anything in one sitting. I'm just being honest- So I'll check in next week in 7 days I used the name SKINNY101 in case anyone wants to keep up with me. I also enjoy reading everyone's progress here"

SKINNY101 (taken for less than 1 month) September 25, 2017

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"I've been on Contrave since 12/2016. Began three days after Christmas. I was 250 lbs. I lost thirty & down to 220 in three months (80 carbs a day) & maintained until (chocolate season of Easter), but now I am up to 230. I don't feel the medication is working anymore- at all. However, the doctor has scared me into believing I will gain back the other 20 if I go off of it. I'm a sugar addict. Plain and simple. It's like crack cocaine. Tried telling the doctor this who wanted me to try CBT. Yeah, no. I don't need any armchair psychoanalyst telling me that "Hey, you really crave sugar." I get about 15,000 steps in a day, but it doesn't help. I want to lose another 50 pounds, but it's clear that this medication won't be part of it."

   
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Try try Try (taken for 6 months to 1 year) September 25, 2017

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"I have started taking Contrave about 5 months and have lost a total of 40 pounds. The most recent loss is about 3 lbs per month. I have not started the exercise portion my doc has recommended but plan to incorporate that next. I have stayed on the dose of 2 pills in AM and 1 at dinner because I did not want to affect my sleep. The dry mouth symptom is the only major side affect I am experiencing besides crazy dreams if I take my pm pill to late . The major benefit from this pill is to keep me thinking sensibly about portion size. I believe if I now incorporate better diet and exercise my results should start improving again."

Constructor September 23, 2017

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"I started Contrave September 19, 17. I've had no side effects. I don't really notice anything different but I won't weight in til the 25th. I have been watching what I eat. My goal weight is 175#. I started at 270# so I have a long way to go. Will keep you updated."

   
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Bazinga64 (taken for less than 1 month) September 22, 2017

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"I just started this today. I felt great at first. I took one pill with my breakfast. I drank plenty of liquids green tea/ water. A few hours later I felt almost drunk, then sleepy and a little nauseated and I had to run to the restroom. Around lunch I needed to lay my head down so I took a nap. After my nap I was still a bit sleepy. I had very small bite of food and had to run to the bathroom again. I am still drinking water lots of water as you should with any medication. 8 hours after taking it I feel great now. I'm not nauseated, my stomach is fine, I can eat but I'm not starving. I'm sure I won't eat much when I do. But I'm ready for anything right now. We shall see how long this lasts. I would hate to have wasted $99."

   
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NewKD (taken for less than 1 month) September 22, 2017

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"I'm a 29 year old female with no preexisting medical conditions. My doctor recommended Contrave for assistance with weight loss. I was originally on the phentermine diet pill but my doctor said that pill wasn't healthy. I was hesitant to use Contrave because it was SO expensive. I paid $98 for it with a coupon. Once I saw that it was the #1 prescribed weight loss pill, I thought it would be worth it. Well...I'm 3 weeks in to taking the pill 2x daily with absolutely NO weight loss. The first day I was sick as a dog but after that nothing. It has not curbed my appetite at all. I still crave sweets, salty food etc..even more than I did when I was on the phentermine pill which is cheaper. I feel like I wasted my money."

   
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Peb9823 (taken for less than 1 month) September 20, 2017

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"I began Contrave in Sept 2015. I lost about 40 lbs by January, mostly due to nausea at first, but then because it helped me really consider if I needed more whenever I ate. I was able to keep this weight off for about a year. At that point I began to slowly see a creep back up on the scale. After 20 lbs returning and I was taking the max dose, I determined that the side effects- eye focus problems and constipation- were no longer worth it. I stopped taking the pills and it took about 6 weeks before I felt like me again. It has been about 8 months and I am at my pre-Contrave weight again- such a defeat. About 2 weeks ago, I decided to try again. I took 1 pill at night for the first 2 weeks and the nausea is there, but not as bad as before."

   
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Chemtchr (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 18, 2017

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"Day 1, Fine until evening,felt incredibly out of it and no filter (said what was on my mind without thinking twice at work, lol. I didn't sleep well that night. Next day better mood wise, didn't sleep much that night again. Next day started off in a great mood then no filter midday, didn't sleep well again. Next day headache all day pretty intense, could be dehydrated tho, Need to start taking 2nd one earlier so I can sleep better. Day 5 today, head achy, I felt full after eating a normal amount of food (instead of eating way more than needed) and stopped eating this is good. It's also new to me. I hope it lasts. I've been tired this week, but I also haven't been sleeping well. Some constipation and there were some slight stomach issues."

Howitis (taken for less than 1 month) September 16, 2017

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"I started in March 2017 @ 195 lbs. Side effects were rough for the first 4 months... nausea, vomiting, severe stomach pain right after eating. So. I kept pepto in my purse to keep me going. It is Sept 14,2017 and I have zero side effects, I've lost 40 lbs. I went from a size 16 to an 8. I have 20 lbs to go! I plan to stay on this as a maintenance drug. I absolutely love it and pushing through the side effects was worth it."

   
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VFrances13 September 16, 2017

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"UPDATE: Started on April 8th 2017, 47yr old female, 5ft. 3in. 221.6lbs. This morning my weight is 183.4lbs. Down 38.2lbs, once again basically with no exercise, just Contrave which in turn gave me the ability to make better food choices, and has lead to watching my carb and calorie intake. It IS a lifestyle change. One I never thought I could make, but it takes repeatedly making good choices for it to become a habit, and with Contrave I care what I put in my mouth now, cuz I want to keep losing and not gain. Friday is my cheat day!! :-)"

   
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HeathsMom (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 15, 2017

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"I am a black male 50 years old 5'5 beginning weight 226 pounds. I started taking contrave 08/18/2017. Today is just about my 4th week taking it and I have lost 9 pounds. At first I thought is wasn't working but now I have to make myself eat. Only side effect I had when I first started was a little nausea an a few headaches. After two days the side affects were gone. I weighed 217 this morning and my goal is to get down to about 190 pounds. So far so good."

   
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Shorty mac September 14, 2017

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"I started taking contrave Aug 2017. As of Sept. 14 2017 I've lost two pounds. I haven't been exercising like I should (even just walking would be good) but I am a little disappointed. I did make it up to the full dosage of two in the morning and two at night. But I felt so horrible during the day with nausea and medicine head...just really uncomfortable, so I am only taking one in the morning and two at night. I will say that my cravings for sweets and the like have almost disappeared and I no longer want any alcohol. I'm going to give it one more month to see if it makes a difference in weight....we will see."

   
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DeeDee1964 September 14, 2017

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"I started Contrave twice. First time was April 2016. I had a lot going on in my life at tat time with deaths and job losses, so had some horrible affects, which I thought was from the drug so I stopped. The next March I met with my endocrinologist again, who put me on the drug. I told him what happened, and he said it wasn't the Contrave and encouraged me to start again. So in March 2017 I started. I weighed 258 lbs I won't lie, the first week was rough. Nausea, feeling out of sorts, but after reading reviews on this sight I took others advice. I started taking Dramamine with the pills. Also took my time with the pill increase. I took 1 pill for a month, than added on 2 pills for a month, than 3. I weened off the Dramamine and am feeling fine. I met with my Endocrinologist in June, down 31 lbs. He was ecstatic! It was the best Dr. visit of my life. He said to keep doing what I have been. As of today - Sept 11, 2017, I have been on the drug 6 months, I am down 40 lbs. I still only take 3 pills a day as that seems to be working. If I hit a plateau I will add the 4th. I want to encourage you - the firs week is tough - but hang in there. It gets better!"

   
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SMTaylor September 11, 2017

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"I started Contrave in early July 2017. One per day in morning caused extreme nausea. After a week like that, my doc had me switched to one at bedtime. That went very well so I bumped up to 2 each night and stayed that way. On Aug 24, I had lost 13 pounds. Pretty darn good. So good that I added a morning pill. Holy nausea. Back to nights only. Wondering if three at night would be a bad idea?"

Radar O'Riley September 7, 2017

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"I am a 38 year old female with PCOS. Having PCOS has always made losing weight difficult but doable. However since my last pregnancy with twins it has been 10x harder. My starting weight is 198.8 as of this morning before breakfast, I am 5'5" tall. My doctor has me taking one pill once a day for week 1, one pill twice a day week 2, three pills daily- 2 morning 1 night for week 3, 4 pills daily as 2 morning 2 night for week 4. I don't take any other medication. I took my first pill this morning after eating breakfast. A couple of minor stomach cramps and a little jittery (getting close to my normal lunch time) but no other side effects as of now. I will check back in weekly with updates."

Jules79 (taken for less than 1 month) September 6, 2017

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"I started taking Contrave 12/1/16. I only had minor side effects the first day, but have not had any since. I have made serious lifestyle changes including daily exercise, low calorie diet, no alcohol, and no soda. Well, I do have a "cheat day" once a week to keep my sanity and feel less deprived. I'm down 65 pounds since I started the Contrave and had slowly lost 40 pounds before for a total of 105 and counting! I feel great and am committed to this long term lifestyle change. The Contrave really made me feel like I could do it one pound at a time!"

Marie Dallas September 2, 2017

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"Today was day 1 on Contrave and will also be my last day. I have felt all out of sorts today. Shaky, nauseated and now I feel like I'm having an anxiety attack at 9:00 pm. It's going to be a long night. I will stick to doing low carb. I can't wait to get this stuff out of my system. What an absolute waste of $99.00."

Bamacat September 1, 2017

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"Started at 243lb, I am down to 226lb. Started about 5 weeks ago. So I was finally on 4 pills a day until the 5th week but I had two days of extreme stomach ache. I came down to 3 pills, 2 in morning and 1 at night. The weight has steadily declined about 2 to 3 pounds a week. Truly glad I started the medication. I have had some of the side effects. The nausea, I use peppermint or gum to overcome. Constipation and dry mouth, I drink more water. I do get a jittery feeling but it does go away. No issues with sleep. Take B12 pills for energy. So far so good. But I am glad it is working. It was $227 under insurance but the coupon dropped it down to $99."

   
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Gloria Amanda (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 30, 2017

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