How do I increase my dose of Contrave (naltrexone / bupropion)?

You increase your dose of Contrave by taking an additional tablet each week until you reach 2 tablets twice daily. Unless directed otherwise by your healthcare provider, the typical recommended dosing schedule is as follows: 

  • Week 1: Take 1 tablet in the morning 
  • Week 2: Take 1 tablet in the morning and 1 tablet in the evening
  • Week 3: Take 2 tablets in the morning and 1 tablet in the evening
  • Week 4: Take 2 tablets in the morning and 2 tablets in the evening

Learn more about Contrave here.

Brooke Marsico, PA-C

Brooke Marsico, PA-C

About the Author
Brooke Marsico completed her physician assistant training at Midwestern University. Brooke is passionate about helping patients living with obesity achieve meaningful weight loss and improve their health.Learn more about Brooke here.

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