How long has contrave been on the market?
What are the main ingredients of CONTRAVE? CONTRAVE contains 2 well-known FDA-approved drugs, naltrexone and bupropion, which have each been on the market for the treatment of other conditions for over 30 years.
Is the drug Contrave still on the market? In the meantime, the FDA still approved the drug without requiring the trial be completed, so Contrave remains available in the U.S. while its effect on the heart is still being investigated.
When did the FDA approve the Contrave diet pill? The FDA approved Contrave in late 2014 to be used along with a reduced-calorie diet and exercise, in those people who are either obese or who are overweight and have another serious condition, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or type 2 diabetes.
How long does it take to lose weight with Contrave? According to the FDA, people without diabetes who were in one of the clinical trials and took Contrave had an average weight loss, at the 1-year mark, of 4.1% over those who took the placebo pill.
What are the black box warnings for Contrave? In the case of Contrave, the black box warning stipulates that the drug may increase the occurrence of suicidal thoughts or behaviours, especially in adolescents and young adults using the medication. Thus, the medication is not approved for treating major depressive or psychiatric disorders.