Why Is Contrave® (naltrexone / bupropion) not Working?

Some people do not notice the benefits of Contrave until they reach a higher dose, so give it time. Contrave is started at a low dose and increased slowly to reduce the potential for side effects. 

If you’ve been taking Contrave at the highest recommended dose for 3 months and have not noticed a change in your appetite or at least a 5% weight loss, discuss alternative options with your healthcare professional. All weight loss medications affect people differently, so it’s not uncommon to take a medication but not get the results you’re expecting. The only way to know if a medication will work for you is to try it. Your healthcare professional may be able to recommend other options if the medication you’re taking is not working for you. 

Learn more about Contrave here.

Contrave® is a registered trademark of Currax Pharmaceutical LLC

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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