Contrave Medication for Weight Loss

What is Contrave?

Contrave was approved for weight management purposes in Australia in 2019, developed by Professor Michael Cowley, from Monash University.. It comprises two active ingredients – bupropion hydrochloride (bupropion) and naltrexone hydrochloride (naltrexone). These two active ingredients target the area of a brain that helps to suppress appetite and control food cravings. It is typically prescribed for people with a BMI of 30+ or those with comorbidities, including type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure.  Contrave is not suitable for ages 18 and below.

Contrave has been particularly effective for those who struggle with cravings or emotional eating, and those who may have mild depressive symptoms or excess alcohol intake.  

Before Taking Contrave

Have a chat to your Alevia doctor or regular GP to determine whether Contrave might be a suitable option for you as part of your weight loss treatment plan. 

Some of the more common side effects of Contrave include: 


Are you thinking of taking this medication? Book an appointment to one of our experts first! Alevia involves a team of bariatric doctors who can give you more than one option to lose weight. Book an appointment now to get you closer to your target weight!