Contrave for Weight Loss: Is it Right for You?
Medications like Contrave® can help you on your health journey. Form™ doctors utilize their expertise in weight management combined with a careful consideration of your health history, needs, and insurance coverage to prescribe Contrave, if appropriate.
Contrave Prescription Information
Contrave® is an FDA-approved prescription medication used for chronic weight management in adults with overweight and obesity. It is a combination of two different medications (naltexone and bupropion) that works by targeting areas of the brain tied to cravings and appetite. Contrave, like other prescription weight loss medications, is meant to be used in conjunction with a reduced calorie diet and increased physical activity. It is just one of the FDA-approved medications prescribed by Form doctors that can help you to lose weight by reducing your appetite and cravings.
When Would a Form Doctor Prescribe Contrave
Contrave® may be prescribed if you have not been able to lose weight or maintain weight loss with diet and exercise alone. The use of Contrave does not replace the need to develop and maintain healthy habits and this medication is most effective when used in conjunction with a reduced calorie diet and increased physical activity. At Form, our first priority is helping you achieve lasting lifestyle changes and better health. Patients work one-on-one with a Board Certified Doctor and a Registered Dietitian who take an evidence based approach to develop a personalized plan for each patient which includes nutrition, physical activity, mindset shifts and FDA-approved medication, when appropriate. Our program, including prescriptions for medication like Contrave, is delivered through a 100% virtual platform.
Who Qualifies for Contrave?
You may qualify for Contrave® if:
- Your Body Mass Index (BMI) is 30 or higher, or your BMI is 27 or higher and you have weight-related health issues, like high blood pressure or high cholesterol.
- You've made lifestyle changes, but are still unable to lose weight and/or have a history of high and low weight changes.
It's important to note that even if these points apply to you, you still may not be eligible to take Contrave. Your medical history, current medications, and insurance benefits must also be taken into consideration, and the decision will be made in a discussion between you and your Form doctor.
Contrave® is a registered trademark of Currax Pharmaceutical LLC.
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