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For Obesity "My husband was on Contrave for 2 weeks, he lost 18 lbs, but he also lost his appetite and ended up in the Emergency Room. I don't care how obese my husband gets; we both agree he will NOT be taking this medication EVER AGAIN!!! Screw all pharmaceutical companies!!!"

   
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Scottim12 November 25, 2016

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For Weight Loss "The day before starting the medicine I weighed 176. So the first week I varied from 177-179 of taking contrave. I felt great but my cravings became intense. My sugar craving out of control especially at night. I tried this medication for about 3 months and gained about 12-15 pounds. I kept reading reviews & thinking it will kick in & work! I should of quit way before. Absolutely did not work for me unfortunately"

   
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Shay453 (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 19, 2016

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For Weight Loss "So I have been taking contrave for over a month and have lost ~16 lbs so far. I used to suffer from control issues. I could never have one slice of pizza it was always 4+ Not just 1 taco, but a taco dinner.. I would try to abstain from eating junk food or high fatty foods only to be dreaming about them at night waking up and thinking I actually ate these things in the morning, when I woke up it would only make my cravings exponentially worse. After taking contrave within the first week that need to keep overeating went away! I still have about 60 more pounds to go and I can't see myself doing it without contrave. I am even a part of the Scale Down weight loss program And I highly recommend it! Only if you can mentally handle weighing daily"

   
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FuneralforMYFat (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 18, 2016

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For Weight Loss "Was okay when I was titrating the meds up for the first 4 weeks but then had debilitating nausea. I couldn't drive because it caused motion sickness so bad, it would have not been safe for me to be driving from the constant dry heaves and dizziness. I tried for another 4 weeks but got to a point I couldn't even work or be functional at home. The day I stopped, the nausea quieted down quite a bit and by the second day 90 percent better. I felt like I was going to die while on it."

   
1.0

RN in Virginia (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 17, 2016

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For Obesity "Just started contrave today. Wish me luck.!!!"

   
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Landiggy November 16, 2016

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For Obesity "I have been on this medicine since October 22, today is November 15. My appetite feels more controlled throughout the day, but I am only down two pounds. I have experienced serious nausea, vomiting and lightheaded episodes. All of the reading I have done, several people say stick with it and it will subside. I am going to stay with it as long as I can and hope that the side effects decrease, or at best go away completely. Because I typically feel this way everyday, I have very little energy and do not want to work out. I have tried drinking tons of water (which is helpful anyway), protein snacks, carbs snacks (crackers or toast) in an effort to stop the nausea. Unfortunately, nothing seems to help but time and waiting it out."

   
4.0

Doe82802 (taken for less than 1 month) November 15, 2016

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For Weight Loss "I have lost 40 pounds in 6 months using a combination of Contrave, walking 2 miles 5 days a week, and increasing water intake. Contrave gave me the power to better control my food choices and the amount I was consuming. I have had almost no side effects (slight headaches though not abnormal for me and mild constipation). I would recommend it."

   
8.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 12, 2016

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For Weight Loss "I took Contrave for three days and decided to stop because the nausea was too much to handle, feeling as if I would throw up an any moment. I'm sure it works for some, but these feelings aren't worth it. Additionally my energy was sapped, it was somewhat counteractive in that I had no desire to work out, I just wanted to go home after work and sleep. I typically lift three days a week, and cardio twice a week. I'm not sure where to go from there, but I'll find something. I weigh 168 and am 5'4. I was hoping to lose twenty pounds for an upcoming vacation, not with this drug."

   
1.0

MsLuvey (taken for less than 1 month) November 11, 2016

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For Obesity "I have been on Contrave for 7 weeks and have lost 10 lbs with no change in exercise. It has suppressed my appetite. I have had no side effects other than a bit of an upset stomach for an hour on 2 different days, which went away after I drank some water. I am very happy with it. I wish I had started taking it a long time ago. It is worth the money. Now I just need to ramp up my exercise so I will drop the weight more quickly. I highly recommend this product."

   
9.0

SPBTX2016 November 9, 2016

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For Weight Loss "My dr wanted me to try this medicine after being very successful on phentermine which is MUCH cheaper. So contract gave me some stupid contrave card that charge me $60 a month - much more expensive than phentermine but for that price I'd try it. So now after about a year they jacked the price up with no notice right when I went to refill it to $92 no warning no reason and it's putting my life at risk to have no pills to wean off and no way to pay for the sudden increase. So whatever you do, I won't even start this drug even if they pretend they will give you a cut price because they will suddenly increase it after you're on it hoping you can just pay it to avoid the consequences of going off of it cold turkey, good luck"

   
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Ripped Off by Contrave Thieves (taken for 1 to 2 years) November 2, 2016

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For Weight Loss "I am on day 4 taking the medication. The only side effect I had was on day 1. The best way to describe it is that fuzzy a little sick to your stomach feeling you have when you step off a roller coaster. It only lasted the first day and was very tolerable. If you eat a tiny protein snack every 3 hours I think it helps or In my case prevents the nausea. So I'm on day 4 and I'm down 3 and a half pounds. I am struggling with weight gain due to menopause and my doctor thought contrave could be the help I need. I am also doing Leslie Sansone's Miracle Miles in home walking program. I am so hopeful that this works!! I will update in a few weeks."

   
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Faith67 (taken for less than 1 month) November 2, 2016

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For Weight Loss "Ok, so today is the 1st day I have tried this medication. I had a protein shake for breakfast and I have not wanted anything else. I have not been hungry nor have I craved any sweets! This is a good thing! I really hope this continues. :-)"

   
8.0

Mickey910 October 28, 2016

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For Weight Loss "I started the meds on Oct.10 and I had severe nausea and fatigued for the first 2 weeks. I'm only on week 3 but I have gained 2lbs. I exercise regardless, but I have read some reviews from ppl who say..wait until week 4 to see results.. I'm praying because I have thyroid which cause you to be fatigued more than the average person already so this med added to that.. I'm going to continue to take all of it.. I will respond again once I finish this first round Hopeful"

   
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overstock October 27, 2016

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For Weight Loss "I've never had a weight problem before...not even after my first singleton delivery but after nursing twins I was up to 162 (pre pregnancy weight was 135). My Dr prescribed me this but I had to wait on an affordable program to pay for alot of it. I started taking it and used the 120 pills and did great. Unfortunately the program ended up taking 6 weeks to get me my next bottle to I had to abruptly come off (not recommended.) When I finally got the next bottle I had to start over on dosage again. It has not been near as effective this time. I'm currently down to 147 but I credit most of it to exercise. It does decrease the amount I eat some. I guess what I'm saying I think this is not as effective for long term use. "

   
7.0

Twinweightloss (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 27, 2016

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For Obesity "I have been on the medicine for 4 days and I cant even tell I'm taking it. I hope once I start increasing the dose I will notice a change."

   
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TryingHrd (taken for less than 1 month) October 25, 2016

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For Weight Loss "I took Cantrave for five months under a physician monitored program. After three months there were no noticeable effects of the drug. I started to regain the weight for two months while on the drug. I went off the drug and five months later I am back where I started and several hundred dollars out of pocket. My physician told me it was good for long-term use, but that did not prove the case for me. It was not effective after ninety days."

   
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JimSA October 24, 2016

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For Weight Loss "I'm just on day five of taking one pill a day in the morning. My appetite has already been stopped in its tracks. I'm just curious what will happen when I get up to four pills a day. Don't get me wrong, I am thrilled that my appetite is being controlled. I just hope the weight comes off! Have any of you experience the rapid loss of appetite? This is good, right???"

   
6.0

Ghostgrl1 (taken for less than 1 month) October 23, 2016

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For Weight Loss "I started Contrave on September 17 and as of this morning, I'm down 15 lbs. I also joined Weight Watchers on line to keep track of my calories and exercise. The only side effects I have is dry mouth, which just requires me to drink more water which is a good thing, and some constipation, but I just increased my fiber, water intake and used a stool softener and was back to normal within 4 days. My doctor wanted to put me on Lipitor because of my high cholesterol. I asked her to let me try to lose weight first. So, to me the $90 is worth it so that I can avoid any type of prescriptions."

   
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Ruokkt (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 21, 2016

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For Obesity "After 1st week lost about 4 lbs. Only side effect is constipation. MOM helps. Didn't increase dosage as prescribed still take 1per day. If I eat carbs my appetite increases, if I stick to proteins with fresh fruit& vegetables appetite decrease, no desire to snack. No exercise yet."

   
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6ftr (taken for less than 1 month) October 21, 2016

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For Obesity "I have been taking Contrave, 1 pill bid, for over 2 weeks. Have not lost ONE pound. Have been extraordinarily hungry - to the point that my stomach starts growling by about 6 pm!!!! Seriously? I have been overwhelmingly tired throughout the day and have found it very difficult to get up in the mornings. I was already taking Wellbutrin, so I just took Contrave instead of my daily dose of Wellbutrin since it was close to the same dose. Perhaps this doesn't work for people that have been on wellbutrin for a while. Total waste of money and time."

   
1.0

Miller-Grove October 18, 2016

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For Obesity "I've been on Contrave for right at one month. The first week and a half I experienced extreme dry mouth, but easily fixed by drinking lots of water. After first week, I also started with constipation. Colace rectified the problem, but working with dr for a better solution. Around third week, I started experiencing the mild headaches. Mild as in I knew it was there, but it didn't interfere with my day. I'm feeling great! My appetite has decreased significantly, and the joy I get from eating (which is what caused the problem in the first place) has diminished. I have the energy to get up and move throughout the day. I've lost 10 pounds, most of which came off the last week. Hoping that means it will start coming off quickly."

   
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Worth it! (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 17, 2016

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For Weight Loss "I have been on Contrave for 2 weeks. I take 1 pill in the a.m. and 1 pill in the evening. So far the only side effects l have experienced are excessive sweating and dry mouth. These are minor considering I've already lost 5 pounds. I did have some eye twitching after I started taking 2 pills a day. Overall I am thrilled with the results. I Will be starting two pills in the a.m. today. I am anxious to see how well it they work."

   
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Tovah (taken for less than 1 month) October 15, 2016

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For Weight Loss "I have been on this for 4 months initially for weight loss to reduce blood sugar. I have lost 40 pounds and 4 inches of waist. The scale down program is amazing and frankly I would make any co pay to get this result rather than take diabetes meds. I am wearing clothing I haven't worn in over 10 years. My only side affect is constipation which is slowly subsiding and hot flashes/sweating so I walk around with hankies. On the whole this drug is amazing. I am more active and focused and less moody too."

   
9.0

Njesquire (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 14, 2016

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For Weight Loss "I have been on Contrave for 5 weeks. I was super lucky didn't have any side affects except a little constipation. The fist 2 weeks down 5 lbs great. Now nothing for 3 weeks. I've actually gained 2 lbs back. I eat less than 1400 calories and exercise. Guess it's not enough for me bc its not helping. Sad days. "

   
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LauraFed October 12, 2016

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For Obesity "I started contrave in April, 2015 and I have lost 80 lbs. I weighed 260! I am a firm believer of this medicine. I had to stop taking it because they changed manufacturers from Takada to Orexigen and the price went from $60 to over $90. I am on medicare and have no other insurance to help the cost. I wanted to lose about 20 more pounds or so, but since this happened I pray that I won't gain the weight back. So far on Contrave I have not gained any on the weight I lost, but I can tell a difference now that I have stopped taking it. It scares me, I don't want to gain weight!! Good luck to everyone, maybe we all can get together and contact this new manufacturer and get them to lower the price!!"

   
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Sherrie1958 (taken for 1 to 2 years) October 11, 2016

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