Contrave newest FDA approved weight loss medication decreases appetite and cravings

Contrave  and Contrave-Plus: Miami’s New Weight Loss Medication Eliminates Hunger and Cravings

Contrave, new diet pill Miami  is the third of the new weight loss medications. It was approved by the FDA  and released on October 14, 2014. Similar to Qsymia, it’s a combination of two older medications–neither of which are diet medications–bupropion (Wellbutrin) and naltrexone.

Contrave-Plus: Newest Synergistic Weight Loss Treatment

Recently we have added low dose appetite suppressors such as phentermine to the contrave and have found even better weight loss results than taking either Contrave or phentermine alone. In this case we reduce both the doses of contrave and phentermine. There appear to be synergistic effects when taking multiple medications for weight loss in reduced dosage forms. Here 2 + 2 does not equal 4, but maybe 6!

Contrave’s Buproprion Component
On the market since 1995 bupropion  is used for depression, anxiety, and compulsive behavior. It is marketed to reduce cigarette smoking because of its effect on compulsive behavior.  It has been on the market for more than 20 years. It has some mild weight loss effects when taken alone, perhaps related to the reduction of compulsive behavior.

Contrave’s Naltrexone Component
Contrave also contains naltrexone. On the market since 2004, it is an opioid receptor antagonist used primarily in the management of alcohol dependence and opioid dependence. It is marketed in generic form as its hydrochloride salt, naltrexone hydrochloride, and marketed under the trade names Revia and Depade. There is minimal to no weight loss with this component of Contrave. Here is what is important about Contrave:

How Contrave Works in the Brain

  • When these two medications are combined together, the weight loss increases by a factor of at least 4-5.They act in the brain to reduce cravings and appetite.
  • Ten to twenty percent weight loss has been seen in the clinical studies of this drug.
  • More than 45% of subjects in the 3 year long studies lost more than 15% of their body weight.
  • Unlike most weight loss medications there is no development of “tolerance” and loss of effect over time
  •  No stimulatory side effects. In fact, the medication is taken at bedtime.

CONTRAVE-PLUS: Newest Version of  Appetite/Cravings Control

Contrave is an excellent medication for compulsive eating and cravings. However, it is less effective as an appetite suppressor. Adding a an appetite suppressor in very low doses such as 8 or 15 mg of phentermine has the advantages of adding another element to the problems of reducing eating and lowering daily calories without adding side effects. We have seen excellent  results with this protocol in over 50 patients. This is a similar aproach to treating hypertension and diabetes with multiple medications in lower than “normal” doses to achieve synergism.


Download Dr. Lipman’s new 20-page Contrave eBook for free. In this eBook, you will learn:

  • What Contrave is and how it works
  • How Contrave became the newest FDA-approved weight loss medication
  • How to take this weight loss medication
  • What to expect when taking Contrave

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 Milf Side effects have been seen in less than 6% of patients. All of the side effects are minimal and include most often constipation, headaches and nausea. No significant side effects have been reported. Similar to Belviq, there is very little insomnia or stimulation as is seen with most other weight loss medications. For those with an element of depression and obsessive eating and cravings, Contrave may be the answer. Since it’s composed of older drugs with proven safe track records, safety is not an issue. Also, unlike most weight loss drugs, Contrave is a non-controlled drug.

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Contrave, Qsymia or Belviq: Which is the Best New FDA Approved Weight Loss Medication?

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Contrave, Qsymia, and Belviq each have entirely different mechanisms of action, weight loss efficiency, and side effects, allowing you to individualize your weight loss experience by enhancing the benefits while minimizing the side effects. If you have 20, 30, 50, or even 100 pounds or more to lose, like 100 million other Americans, these medications may be for you. Dr Lipman reviews what would be the best choice of medications depending on your life style, weight, medical problems and eating patterns.


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“I desperately needed a professional doctor’s advice before I did anything as far as dieting went. But I wanted to be educated about this before I made an appointment w/ my GP.Considering recent news about the safety of some diet medications (at the forefront of my mind), as well as possibly wasting my time and money– well, this booklet was recommended and I’m so glad it was! Pointing out near the beginning that medical science has learned the process by which the brain controls our appetite, this paves the way for being able to deal with this issue: effectively. It has to do with the fact that hunger is increased once a diet is in progress and metabolism is decreased. This is the key. Because these three meds are different, and the fact they need to accompany a dieting regimen, Dr. Lipman lays it all out about which ones fit a person best– and in this you can read and compare to a realistic picture of just where you fit in.He gives us a history of each new med: what it is made from, how these ingredients have been used previously, and what is new about them now in terms of their delivery system. Positives, and negatives, are pointed out.

Also, and very much On-Topic, is the question of how your medical insurance might handle these, how the FDA has tested them, clinical studies, and the like. In a final analysis, Dr. Lipman runs through how you, and yes– your personal physician, can approach each of these: with questions like your medical history, other meds you may be taking, age & gender, and a number of other things.

This is very thorough, but won’t keep you immersed in prepping for medical exams all semester! It’s as short as it can be made and to the point. Also included is a glossary, and really I think it covered all bases and I got plenty of new knowledge to go into this with my eyes wide open.”


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“Contrave, Qsymia or Belviq: Which is the Best New Medication? Is loaded with insight and a clear to understand direction to the secrets behind unlocking permanent weight loss. I really liked how sharp and clear Doctor Lipman is throughout the entire book. You have to keep up with what he is going over, but you never feel lost. I had been considering bypass surgery, but due to some health issues started to see a lot of weight loss. After a year, and sixty-five pounds in weight loss, I am always looking to be informed about all the key tools and aids that can help, I don’t want to gain any back. I hope everyone reads up on all the new FDA approved medications, there are thousands of people that need to improve their health and get their weight under control. It was encouraging to see the breakthroughs and better understanding of the different receptors that produce fullness, a sense of being satisfied, and the interworkings of cravings and how to reduce and control them. I also really liked all that is covered with each medication regarding the side effects, really helps you zero in on what might have the best results. A wonderful read, information that you can start to take action from and move forward with a clear understanding.”