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Brand name: Contrave 8/90 TM

Active ingredients: naltrexone + bupropion

What it is used for

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 and older) with an initial Body Mass Index (BMI) of:, greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (obese), or, greater than or equal to 27 kg/m2 to less than 30 kg/m2 (overweight) in the presence of one or more weight-related co-morbidities (e.g., type 2 diabetes, dyslipidaemia, or controlled hypertension).,Treatment with CONTRAVE should be discontinued after 16 weeks if patients have not lost at least 5 percent of their initial body weight (see CLINICAL TRIALS).

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.

  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Do not Freeze
  • Shelf lifetime is 30 Months.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

A blue film-coated, biconvex, round tablet debossed with NB-890 on one side.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient naltrexone + bupropion

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

Reporting side effects

This medicine is under additional monitoring as it is new or being used in a different way. You can help identify new safety information by reporting any side effects you may get.

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