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Contrave (naltrexone HCl and bupropion HCl) weight-management medication in Gulfport, MS

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What is Contrave?

Contrave is a prescription medication used for weight management in adults who are overweight or obese. It is a combination of two drugs: bupropion and naltrexone. The combination of these two medications is thought to work by targeting areas in the brain that control appetite and food cravings. Contrave is typically used in conjunction with a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity to help people lose weight.

What benefits does Contrave Have?

Contrave offers several potential benefits:

  1. Weight loss: It helps individuals lose weight when combined with diet and exercise.
  2. Appetite control: It targets brain areas to reduce cravings and appetite.
  3. Health improvements: Weight loss can lower the risk of conditions like diabetes and heart disease.
  4. Psychological well-being: Losing weight can boost self-esteem and confidence.

Overall, Contrave can contribute to healthier weight management and improved overall well-being.

September 2014 Press Release

Deerfield, Ill., and La Jolla, Calif., September 11, 2014 – Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. and Orexigen® Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: OREX) jointly announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Contrave® (naltrexone HCI and bupropion HCI) extended-release tablets as an adjunct to a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity for chronic weight management in adults with an initial body mass index (BMI) of 30 kg/m2 or greater (obese), or 27 kg/m2 or greater (overweight) in the presence of at least one weight-related comorbid condition.

Primary and Secondary Outcomes for Participants Completing 56 Weeks Of Contrave Therapy in Two Trials

Change in body weight (%) –1.8% –6.7% –8.1% –7.3% –11.5%
Change in body weight (kg) –1.9 –6.5 –8.0
Participants with a weight loss of 5% or more 67 (23%) 155 (55%) 183 (62%) 60.4% 80.4%
Participants with a weight loss of 10% or more 31 (11%) 85 (30%) 102 (34%) 30.2% 55.2%
Participants with a weight loss of 15% or more 9 (3%) 40 (14%) 51 (17%) 17.9% 39.5%

NBSR = naltrexone SR/bupropion SR combination.
The dose of naltrexone SR is noted in the table (16 and 32 mg). The dose of bupropion SR is fixed at 360 mg/day.
*For all comparisons, P < 0.0001 compared with placebo.
†For all comparisons, P < 0.001.

How Do I Get Started?

  1. Initial Consultation – Meet with the Doctor or PA to review your medical history and weight loss goals
  2. Treatment Plan Create a personalized treatment plan for medication and diet changes
  3. On-going Support – Return for visits with the Doctor or PA every 1-4 weeks to manage your medications and keep your weight loss on track


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