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User Reviews for Bupropion / naltrexone

Also known as: Contrave

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Bupropion/naltrexone Rating Summary

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6.4/10 Average Rating
451 Ratings with 542 User Reviews

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone): "I made it thru the first week! Starting my week at the new dose of twice a day! Working well for me. First couple of days I had a little nausea but I made it thru. It gets better. I have lost 5 pounds."

   
9.0

DLB August 19, 2018

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone): "I have been using contrave for one week. I can already feel myself eating less. BUT I have been having headaches and blurred vision. I don't know if it will subside but I'm keep taking it to see if it does. I understand nothing is worth my vision and constant headaches. I have read the reviews people have said side effects stop so we will see......"

   
6.0

Infiniti (taken for less than 1 month) August 18, 2018

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone): "I started taking Contrave on April 19th 2018. I am a 5'6" male with high blood pressure and a family history that includes heart disease. On that date I weighed 204lbs. Today August 13, 2008, I weigh 171 lbs. The medicine is an excellent appetite suppressant, and if you really have the desire to diet and lose the weight it seems to work very well. I exercise 2-3 times a week (walking 3 - 4 miles or golf ). I experienced some dry mouth and constipation when I first started the medicine, but I found that if I eat clean the constipation isn't an issue. But if I go a few days without at least a salad a day included in my diet I will tend to have that symptom . I tend to have an addictive personality by nature and it has seemed to help with other areas as well. I feel like i am more balanced and not nearly as obsessive as I once was. I hope to continue this medicine for the long haul."

   
10

GWBIII (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 13, 2018

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone): "I am only one week in so far. I am so glad I read the reviews here because I would have thought all of my nausea was abnormal. Day three and four were the worse by far. I am feeling much better today. No nausea at all. I did notice that when I eat anything that has a lot of carbs I feel sick. I had pancakes and I was really sick afterwards. The last couple days I made sure to lay off the carbs and I feel better. I have to say that really helps curb the urge to snack. Today at work there are the usual candy bars and chocolate there to tempt me but also someone brought in cookies. No temptation at all. I am eating my yogurt."

   
8.0

Crystal H (taken for less than 1 month) August 13, 2018

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone): "I started Contrave in January of 2018 and have lost 50 pounds. (185lb to 135lb) It has changed my life and I look good and feel good. I did not have any side effects other than constipation and bad taste in my mouth. I really didn't follow the recommended dose at beginning. I was taking four a day by the second week since I was not experiencing any major side effects. I did have a little brain fog off and on during the first month but I was determined to see this through. The first 4-6 weeks it really helped me avoid sweets and pop. I try to take the pills around 8 am and 4 pm. I've gone from a tight size 14 to a size 6. Don't give up, and don't obsess over your weight at the beginning. "

   
10

Fortune 1265 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) August 11, 2018

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone): "Started Contrave back on 9/28/17. I followed the rules and escalated the dose accordingly, the first 4 weeks. No result the first month. The second month, I started exercising (60 min. cardio) 3-4x a week. The weight started shedding. I've had no side effects. My appetite has decreased tremendously. I only take two tablets daily after the 3rd month. Starting weight 168 lbs. My current weight is 150 lbs. My goal is to lose 10 more lbs."

   
10

Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year) August 9, 2018

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone): "I have been on contrave for 20 weeks and lost 40 lb. The first month was hard. I had nausea and occasional vomiting. I had headaches, some dizziness. After a month & starting the full dose, I began to notice a difference. The nausea became less, along with the headaches & dizziness. This medication helps curb my appetite and cravings. I eat half as much because I feel fuller faster. I haven't exercised & I don't follow a certain diet. I hate exercise and I hate counting calories LOL . I don't have sugar cravings. I also take Prozac for depression. The contrave along with the prozac has helped my depression tremendously. I feel great. I feel a motivation that I have not felt in a very long time. I love the fact that this is a medication that you can take longer than most other diet meds. If you can make it through the first month the medication truly helps."

   
8.0

LJ August 7, 2018

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone): "I was losing weight but today, I have decided to stop taking Contrave. I wouldn't be able to eat anything at all. I felt like puking whenever I tried to eat something. Weeks without eating, just drinking. My eyesight went from perfect to blurry. I now need glasses, never needed them in my life until taking Contrave. All of a sudden I have this pain on my side, I'm constipated. I have this bad taste in my mouth 24/7. I thought at first it was something I ate, but it wasn't that. I brushed my teeth and a while later I felt the same taste so there I go brushing my teeth again. I feel like this all day long. It's horrible. It really isn't worth it."

   
1.0

Lala (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 6, 2018

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone): "I’ve been taking contrave for 5 months. I had minor headaches, nausea but never threw up in first two weeks. I was more focused on work and not snacking. Laser focused. This is not a pill that will cause you to lose weight by itself. This is a medication that helps prevent your food addiction and help you consciously eat. In addition to my daily dosage I workout 2-3 times a week and I’ve joined weight watchers. In the past five months I’ve lost 23 pounds. My heart rate has been higher than prior to taking contrave but only by a bit. Losing that weight has taken a lot of work and still struggling with cravings around that time of month. But you will yourself easier to stay away. For me I’ve gained energy from my weight loss not from a pill. I’ve noticed that I’m less creative and more direct. things don’t bother me as much. But this pill hasn’t changed my personality. Try to stick with it for at least three months to fully assess if this is a product for you."

   
10

Catacat August 5, 2018

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone): "I started contrave 6/24/18 and I have only gained weight. I have a little more self control but nothing is happening for me. I started at 202lbs and now weight 207lb. If you follow the dosage your Dr prescribes it will get better. I only had side effects one day and I was just nauseous. Is something wrong with me? How does it work for others and not me? I want to give up. It is my fault though. No exercise and still eat more than I should."

   
4.0

Crystal (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 1, 2018

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone): "HI EVERYONE! so like all of you I was wary of starting contrave due to bad reviews. Well I started contrave on FEB. 12th 2018 at 250lbs. Now I've come back to shed a little light in the dark! JULY 30th 2018. I'm 155 lbs and so happy. CONTRAVE does do its job but you have to let it. Don't give up because of headaches and etc. Contrave does come with a lot of side effects but you have to let your body get use to it. Adapt to the change. It took me awhile but I did do it. Any spare chance I got I was working out. Even for a few minutes in my bedroom every night. Eating right also helped, fruits, vegetables, I did have the bad constipation and headaches but I found ways to look passed it and what helped was vitamins, fibers natural medicines...!!! Anything to keep me pushing forth!! I hope this helped reassure a few people that you can do it - because I did."

   
7.0

STAYHOPEFULL (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 31, 2018

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone): "Only took one pill and had the worst two days ever. Had a horrific headache (still a residual one 2 days later). Felt very nauseous, shaky and unable to sleep. Stomach hurt. Definitely not worth feeling like this. I’m hoping today I will feel much better. Waste of $253."

Bobbie (taken for less than 1 month) July 25, 2018

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone): "Hi, I want to help all of you as I was once 245 pounds. I am now 129 lbs which I have maintained for 7 years. I did not have any weight loss surgeries. People ask me, “What did you eat? How did you do it? Tell me your secret!” So I will share with all of you my secret. People don’t set out to become fat. People don’t set out to take drugs. I don’t believe when I hear “ I just love food.” We use drugs/food/alcohol to cover up our pain. I think food is one of the most difficult “drugs” because we always have to eat. My secret is that you have to have therapy to find out what causes you to do self destructive behavior. I had it for three years and then something happened. I was no longer focused on food. So the weight started coming off. I don’t believe in fad diets so I ate what I wanted but smaller portions. The weight came off. Of course I had to have surgery to remove excess skin. I’m much happier both physically & mentally. So that’s my secret. I hope it helps"

Ondine July 24, 2018

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone): "I started Contrave 6/2/18, the first week I experience headache and nausea. On week two and three less appetite and dry mouth which was ok because it help me drink more water. Now I am on day 2 of week three , 2 am and 1 in the pm. It is now 17 July and when I take the pill I feel like something is stuck in my chest but I haven’t gain or lost any weight. I hope week 4 brings great things."

Trinigal (taken for less than 1 month) July 17, 2018

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone): "I started taking this medication on Wednesday and I have been sick with nausea ever since. I have no hunger and having to force myself to eat a banana or something. How long does the nausea normally last bc I’ve thought about stopping it"

   
3.0

Babyd July 13, 2018

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Contrave (bupropion / naltrexone): "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): "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): "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): "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): "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): "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): "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): "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): "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): "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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