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Contrave Weight Management Program

Discover the power of Contrave, our prescription medication tailored to aid weight loss through a unique combination of two active ingredients: bupropion and naltrexone. At The Blend Institute, we have been successfully implementing Contrave as part of our comprehensive weight management program, assisting individuals in their journey towards a healthier weight.

What is Contrave?

Contrave is a prescription medication specifically designed for individuals struggling with overweight or obesity. The medication combines bupropion and naltrexone, each with distinct properties that contribute to its effectiveness in promoting weight loss.

How Does Contrave Work for Weight Loss?

Contrave is designed to help control cravings and reduce the desire to overeat. It may impact metabolic factors, addressing both behavioral and physiological aspects to facilitate weight loss.

1. Bupropion:

An antidepressant medication, bupropion influences appetite and cravings by acting on neurotransmitters in the brain, such as norepinephrine and dopamine. By reducing food cravings and emotional eating, bupropion plays a pivotal role in the weight loss process.

2. Naltrexone:

Originally used for alcohol and opioid dependence, naltrexone impacts the brain's reward system by blocking certain receptors. This action can diminish the pleasurable feelings associated with eating, potentially leading to a decrease in food intake.

Contrave combines bupropion and naltrexone to have complementary effects on the central nervous system. While bupropion helps control cravings and emotional eating, naltrexone reduces the rewarding effects of food.

Administration and Guidelines:

Contrave is taken orally as a tablet. The dosing schedule may involve starting with a low dose and gradually increasing it over time.

Common side effects may include nausea, constipation, headache, insomnia, and elevated blood pressure. Individuals should discuss their medical history, current medications, and concerns with their healthcare provider before starting Contrave.

Important Considerations:

Contrave is available only with a doctor's prescription and is typically used as part of a comprehensive weight loss program that includes a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity.

As with any medication, individual responses can vary. It's crucial for individuals considering Contrave to consult with their healthcare provider to determine its suitability for their specific circumstances. Regular monitoring and follow-up with a healthcare professional are typically recommended during the course of Contrave treatment.

Reach out to The Blend Institute to schedule your weight loss consultation with Emily Goodyear, RN today!

Our office is conveniently located just east of I-75 on SR 70 in Bradenton and is proud to serve the Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota, and Parrish communities.