July 21, 2017
CONTRAVE® is a prescription medicine which may help some adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 kg/m2 or greater (obese), or adults with a BMI of 27 kg/m2 or greater (overweight) with at least one weight-related medical problem such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or type 2 diabetes, lose weight and keep the weight off.
Important Information About CONTRAVE®
For those considering use of CONTRAVE®, it is important to understand that:
- CONTRAVE® should be used with a reduced calorie diet and increased physical activity.
- It is not known if CONTRAVE® changes your risk of heart problems or stroke or of death due to heart problems or stroke.
- It is not known if CONTRAVE® is safe and effective when taken with other prescription, over-the-counter, or herbal weight loss products.
- It is not known if CONTRAVE® is safe and effective in children under 18 years of age.
- CONTRAVE® is not approved to treat depression or other mental illnesses, or to help people quit smoking.
*What Are the Benefits of CONTRAVE®?
The use of CONTRAVE® in combination with diet and exercise has helped patients in clinical studies to lose weight. In one clinical study, participants took CONTRAVE® in conjunction with reducing their calorie intake, increasing their physical activity and participating in lifestyle counseling. On average, people lost 5.4% of their excess body weight and 42% of the participants lost 5% or more of their excess body weight.
In a second study with similar criteria, the average weight loss was 8.1% and 57% of the participants lost 5% or more of their excess body weight. *Results may vary
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