Contrave®Weight Loss

Are cravings and hunger getting in the way of achieving your goals? You may have been exercising and watching what you eat but still not seeing results.

Losing weight can be a real struggle – and it’s not due to a lack of commitment or effort. It turns out your brain may be working against you by sending hunger signals or triggering cravings, even when you’re not hungry.

But don’t give up, there’s a non-funded prescription medicine that can help.

CONTRAVE
CONTRAVE is unique because it works in two ways:

  • Firstly, it reduces how hungry you feel;
  • And most importantly it also helps control your cravings.

So if you have found that, regardless of your commitment to lose weight, your attempts with diet and exercise programs are just not working on their own, it might be time to talk with your doctor about adding a weight-loss prescription medicine, such as CONTRAVE.

So if you need more help achieving your weight loss goals, talk to your doctor about CONTRAVE.

Contrave® is a Prescription Medicine. CONTRAVE 8/90 (naltrexone hydrochloride and bupropion hydrochloride extended-release tablets). CONTRAVE is indicated, as an adjunct to a reduced calorie diet and increased physical activity, for the management of weight in adult patients (≥18 years) with an initial Body Mass Index (BMI) of ≥ 30 kg/m2 (obese), or ≥ 27 kg/m2 to < 30 kg/m2 (overweight) in the presence of one or more weight-related comorbidities (e.g., type 2 diabetes, dyslipidaemia, or controlled hypertension). Contrave has risks and benefits. Do not use in uncontrolled high blood pressure, a seizure disorder or a history of seizures, a tumour in the central nervous system, a history of bipolar disorder, patients currently dependent on chronic opioids or opiate agonists e.g. methadone or patients in acute opiate withdrawal, current or previous diagnosis of bulimia or anorexia, Pregnancy, concomitant administration of a monoamine oxidase inhibitor, severe liver or kidney disease. Precautions are possible thoughts of suicide, in controlled high blood pressure, possible likelihood of seizure and driving and operating machinery, history of mania or depression. Common side effects are nausea or vomiting, dizziness, dry mouth, constipation, headache. Ask your doctor if Contrave is right for you. Use strictly as directed. If symptoms persist or you have side effects, see your doctor. You will have to pay for this medicine as it is not funded on the Pharmaceutical Schedule. Normal doctor’s fees and pharmacy charges apply. Refer to the Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) at https://www.medsafe.govt.nz/consumers/cmi/c/contrave890.pdf for more detailed information. TAPS NP18287 NZ-2022-08-0001.