What is CONTRAVE®
CONTRAVE® is a prescription weight loss medication which can help some adults who have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 kg/m2 or greater (obese), or adults with a BMI of 27 kg/m2 or greater (overweight) with at least one weight-related medical problem such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or type 2 diabetes, lose weight and keep the weight off. This medication is typically prescribed by a medical weight-loss specialist and then closely monitored via regular check ins and updates.
What do I need to know about CONTRAVE®
If you are considering using or learning more about CONTRAVE®, it is important to understand several important things:
- CONTRAVE® should always be used with a reduced calorie diet and an increased amount of physical activity.
- It is not known if CONTRAVE® changes your risk of heart problems or stroke or of death due to heart problems or stroke.
- CONTRAVE® is not approved to treat depression or other mental illnesses, or to help people quit smoking.
What Are the Benefits of CONTRAVE®?
The use of CONTRAVE® in a combination with both a healthy diet and increased physical exercise has been shown to help patients in monitored studies to lose weight. In one study of note, the participants who took a dosage of CONTRAVE® alongside reducing their caloric intake, increasing their physical activity and participating in lifestyle counseling were shown to have lost an average of 5.4% of their excess body weight and 42% of those participants lost greater than 5% of their excess body weight. Of course results may vary, but these are very encouraging results.