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Contrave (Bupropion/Naltrexone) is an FDA-approved weight loss treatment that works when combined with a healthy diet and exercise. It is taken orally in tablet form once or twice a day and should be swallowed whole. Contrave dosage is gradually increased over time with your doctor’s approval. This is to avoid triggering sleeplessness or other side effects.
You should start to see the effects of weight loss within a four-month period with your Contrave online prescription. If you do not, you should consult with your DrHouse clinician to see if this is the right weight loss treatment for you.
What Is Contrave Prescribed For?
Contrave is intended for adults who are overweight with specific conditions or those who have struggled to lose weight on their own. With a healthy diet, lifestyle changes, and behavior modification, it can help individuals lose weight. DrHouse’s expert medical team will be able to advise on whether Contrave is the right medication for your weight loss program. They will also be able to suggest other lifestyle changes to ensure that your Contrave online prescription works effectively.
How Does Contrave Work?
Contrave is an extended-release drug, which means the active ingredients are released over a longer period of time. It is a combination of two drugs, naltrexone and bupropion. Naltrexone interacts with the parts of your brain that control how much food you eat, and the feeling of fullness after eating. Bupropion helps to regulate your mood and the levels of certain chemicals in the brain.
These two drugs combined work together to influence how hungry you feel. Over time, you should feel less hungry, and feel fuller after eating. Your DrHouse online clinician will gradually increase your dose of Contrave safely over time, to help you achieve the full benefits of the weight-loss treatment. It is very important to maintain a healthy diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes to feel the full benefit of a Contrave prescription.
What Are the Side Effects of Contrave?
When you buy Contrave online, it’s essential that you follow the prescription recommended. Uncommon side effects include nausea, constipation, stomach pain, trouble sleeping, and dry mouth. If these symptoms persist over several days and do not go away, you should contact your doctor immediately.
Rare side effects that require urgent assistance include agitation, memory loss, confusion, fainting, tremors, and ringing in the ears. You must contact your doctor immediately if you experience these side effects. If you take or have recently taken opioid medications, you may feel the effects of opioid withdrawal with a Contrave online prescription.
In extremely rare cases, the drug may cause seizures. Do not take the drug again if you have had a seizure after taking Contrave. You must go to the hospital immediately if you have had a seizure.
Frequently Asked Questions About Contrave (Bupropion/Naltrexone)
How to Take Contrave?
Contrave is taken orally once or twice a day. It should be taken with a low-calorie meal and swallowed, not chewed. You should have it with your lunchtime or breakfast meal, as taking Contrave late at night might cause problems sleeping.
What To Avoid While Taking Contrave?
You should avoid unhealthy foods and sugary drinks while taking Contrave. You may also wish to reduce your alcohol intake and caffeine consumption. Contrave should not be taken with a type of antidepressant called MAO inhibitors. A Contrave online prescription may also interfere with certain urine tests or brain scans, so always tell your doctor before you take either of these tests.
Can You Get Contrave Over-The-Counter (OTC)?
Contrave is only suitable for individuals who need support with weight loss and may interfere with other drugs and medications. For this reason, Contrave is available via prescription only.
Can You Get Contrave (Bupropion/Naltrexone) Online?
Yes, you can receive an online prescription for Contrave (Bupropion/Naltrexone) through DrHouse. Our licensed physicians are able to conduct virtual consultations and prescribe Contrave if deemed appropriate after reviewing your medical history and current condition.
For more detailed information about Contrave, you can refer to the following sources:
- Contrave prescription label, Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
- Contrave, Drugs.com.
- Contrave (naltrexone/bupropion), Medical News Today.
- Naltrexone/Bupropion ER (Contrave), Newly Approved Treatment Option for Chronic Weight Management in Obese Adults. P T. 2016.
The content on this page has been medically reviewed for accuracy and comprehensiveness by Amy Dougherty, FNP-BC, AGAC
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Frequently asked questions
Can I Get a New Prescription or Refill an Existing One Through DrHouse?
Yes, you can get a new prescription or refill an existing one online through DrHouse. You just need to start a consultation with one of our licensed providers and they will be able to assess your needs and provide you with a prescription if necessary.
Please note that the final decision always rests with the doctor based on their professional judgment and your health needs.
What Medications Can't be Prescribed Online By DrHouse?
There are certain medications that cannot be prescribed online by DrHouse physicians due to safety reasons. These include controlled substances, such as opioids and other narcotics, as well as drugs with a high potential for abuse or dependence. DrHouse physicians also don’t prescribe Gabapentin, medical marijuana, muscle relaxants, and HRT medications.
How Do I Get an Online Prescription from DrHouse?
With DrHouse getting a new prescription or a refill for your current Rx is a straightforward and quick process. All you need to do is follow a few easy steps:
- Download the DrHouse telehealth app on your mobile device.
- Create an account by providing basic information and medical history.
- Start an on-demand virtual video consultation with one of our licensed physicians.
- Discuss your medical needs and concerns with one of our physicians.
- A doctor will review your medical history, symptoms, and current medications (if any) to determine if an online prescription is appropriate for you.
- If a physician approves, they will electronically send a new prescription or refill request to the pharmacy of your choice.
- Pick up your medication from the pharmacy.
DrHouse makes it easy for you to get an online prescription from the comfort of your own home. No more waiting in line at the doctor’s office or pharmacy, and no need to take time off work to see a doctor. Our telehealth platform allows you to access quality medical care from anywhere with an internet connection.
For more information about how our telehealth platform works visit our “How DrHouse Works” page.
What Will My Appointment for a New Prescription or Refill Look Like?
During your virtual consultation with a DrHouse physician, you will have the opportunity to discuss your medical needs and concerns.
The consultation will consist of a video call where a physician will assess your medical history and ask you questions about your symptoms and any other relevant information. This is to ensure that a physician has all the necessary information to make an informed decision about your prescription.
You can also ask any questions or clarify any doubts you may have about your condition or medication. Our physicians are happy to address any concerns you may have.
Once a physician has assessed your needs, they will determine if and what type of prescription is appropriate for you. If a new prescription or refill is approved, a doctor will send it electronically to your chosen pharmacy.
How Long Does It Get To Get a Prescription Online With DrHouse?
With our on-demand telehealth service, you have the opportunity to see the first available doctor in as little as 10 to 15 minutes. However, the exact consult time will depend on the complexity of your case and the thoroughness required by the healthcare provider to make an informed decision.
Is It Safe to Get an Online Prescription from DrHouse?
Absolutely, it is safe to get an online prescription from DrHouse. We are committed to ensuring the highest standards of patient safety and privacy.
All our providers are highly qualified US-based physicians and often affiliated with major hospitals. They are board-certified and from the top U.S. medical schools with an average of 20 years of experience.
We strictly adhere to HIPAA regulations, ensuring your personal and medical information is kept secure and confidential. Also, we comply with all applicable state and federal laws related to telehealth and the prescribing of medications.
Therefore, you can rest assured knowing that your safety and privacy are our top priorities when you use DrHouse’s services.
How Much Does DrHouse Cost?
DrHouse strives to provide accessible and affordable telehealth services. DrHouse urgent care, primary care, and specialist visits are $129 or your copay. This includes everything from your initial consultation through to the prescription of your medication.
The cost of a doctor’s visit may be covered fully by your insurance. A typical copay is around $25. We recommend checking with your insurance provider to understand the extent of your coverage for telehealth services.
To learn more about how much DrHouse costs, visit our pricing page
Does DrHouse Accept Insurance?
Yes, DrHouse accepts most major insurances, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, and Medicare. The extent of coverage may vary depending on your individual plan.
What Is DrHouse’s Prescription Refill Policy?
Our physicians are able to prescribe up to a 90-day prescription without labs for any previously prescribed medication if it’s medically appropriate and is not classified as a controlled substance.
DrHouse physicians also don’t prescribe Gabapentin, medical marijuana, muscle relaxants, and HRT medications.
DrHouse physicians use their medical judgment to determine whether to prescribe and the duration.
In certain cases, the prescription may be limited to 30 days or less. There also may be a 12-month cap for some prescriptions without labs. For medications requiring annual monitoring (such as blood work or imaging), the maximum prescription limit is 90 days within a year without labs.
DrHouse physicians can refer patients to labs for longer prescription periods or refills.