What is Contrave?
Contrave, along with proper exercise and reduced calorie diet can help individuals lose weight. It is often recommended obese and overweight individuals that may have health complications from their weight. Losing excess weight can help to extend the lifespan of people that may otherwise suffer from complications of heart disease, obesity or diabetes. You are also prescribed diet and exercise along with the medicine. This should be used alongside drugs including supplements and vitamins.
It works in two separate parts of your brain to help lower appetite and food cravings. This helps prevent individuals with eating disorders from eating too much. Bupropion is an antidepressant and Naltrexone is an opioid antagonist. These medications work better when combined than when used separately.
Contrave is taken orally with a meal, low in fat, as often as recommended by your doctor. The typical dose is 2 tablets a day. As it often prevents people from sleeping well it's not recommended that you take a dose close to bedtime.
The manufacturer recommends that you swallow the tablets whole to get the best result. Do not crush, chew or split the extended release tablets. Ingesting the entire dose whole may increase your risk of experiencing seizures.
Your dose may vary based on your conditions and history of treatment. Your dose will slowly increase to minimize side effects. Do not take extra doses as it will not improve your condition. Talking too much medicine at once may increase your risk of seizures. Do not stop taking Contrave unless recommended by your doctor.
Your doctor should provide an estimate of when you should expect results. This includes a specialized low fat meal and exercise treatment program. Inform your doctor if you do not notice weight loss after 16 weeks.
Contrave (90mg/8mg) 120 tabs pack in Canada costs $321 as low as $2.68/tab. US customers with prescription can easily order Contrave online from Canada online pharmacy.
Contrave in Canada is manufactured by Valeant.
All orders from Sunshine Pharmacy are delivered in the manufacturer's packaging and include a medicine information sheet. We ask that you carefully read this information sheet and call us if you have any questions or do not understand the document.
This can interact with some opiates. You should avoid taking opiates 7-10 days before starting Contrave and for two weeks after using Contrave.
While the active ingredients, naltrexone and bupropion, may be used as antidepressants; this product is not approved for that use. It is also not recommended for smoking cessation, mood disorders including depression, opioid withdrawal symptoms and alcohol/opioid abuse.
Avoid drinking alcohol during treatment. It can interact with the drug. If you are prescribed a dose of opioids, your doctor may need to dt.
There are potential known drug interactions associated with Contrave. You should disclose all of your current vitamins, supplements, OTC drugs, herbal products and all current prescription medicines. Our pharmacists will provide therapeutic screening for all orders against this supplied list.
Call your doctor or seek immediate medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction or drug interaction.
- Vitamin D3
- Vitamin B12
We do not list all possible known side effects.You may experience a side effect that is not provided here. If you find that you are noticing severe side effects call your doctor or one of our pharmacists for counseling and medical advice.
Your doctor will normally balance the benefits of treatment versus any possible adverse reactions. Please call us and speak to the pharmacist if you have concerns about buying Contrave online.
- problems with attention
- hot flashes
- changes in taste
- dry mouth
- ringing in the ears
- high blood pressure
- urinary tract infection
- increased sweating
- muscle strain
- flu symptoms
- abdominal pain
There is currently no generic product available in Canada.
Frequently Asked Questions About Contrave
You should limit caffeine intake while using Contrave. It can worsen potential side effects such as tremor, increase in blood pressure and trouble sleeping.
If you find that any medication is not working after using it for a while after proper use, you should talk to your doctor. They may be able to determine why you are not getting results and what treatment options are available.
Hair loss is a possible side effect of contrave. You should avoid stopping treatment despite hair loss unless advised by your doctor. Hair growth.
You don’t need to change your diet to get the best results of treatment. You should, however, avoid high fat food while taking your dose. It may increase your risk of side effects.
You should avoid taking other weight loss drugs while using Contrave. It may increase your risk of experiencing hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).
DISCLAIMER: The information provided here is intended as supplementary information to that provided by your doctor. The guidance provided by your doctor supersedes any information provided on the website. Do not avoid or disregard any counseling from your licensed medical professional based on this information. If you have any medical questions that are not answered here, we do offer counseling from a licensed pharmacist.