Contrave

Generic name

Naltrexone HCl/Bupropion HCl

Covered by Medicare

Yes

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Average Annual Cost per Beneficiary

$920.22

Average cost per year*

Average Annual Cost per Dose

$2.49

8.91%

Average cost per beneficiary*

Manufacturer(s)

  • Nalpropion/Curr

What is Contrave

This medication is used with a doctor-approved exercise, behavior change, and reduced-calorie diet program to help you lose weight. It is used by certain overweight people, such as those who are obese or have weight-related medical problems. Losing weight and keeping it off can lessen the many health risks that come with obesity, including heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and a shorter life. Naltrexone belongs to a class of drugs known as opiate antagonists, and bupropion is an antidepressant that may help restore the balance of certain natural chemicals (neurotransmitters) in your brain. These two medications work together on separate parts of the brain to reduce appetite and how much you eat. Most opiates should not be used for 7 to 10 days before starting naltrexone, but some opiate drugs (such as methadone) should not be used for 10 to 14 days before starting naltrexone. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details. Other forms of naltrexone or bupropion are used to treat a variety of conditions including depression, other mental/mood disorders, smoking cessation, addiction to opioid medication, and alcohol abuse. This combination product is not approved for these other uses. Discuss the risks and benefits of this medication, as well as other ways to lose weight, with your doctor. NOTE: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

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*Origin of the terms and chart data used within this page: https://data.cms.gov/

Common Questions About Contrave

Yes, Contrave is covered by Medicare.

In 2021, the average cost per dose of Contrave was $2.49.

The average dose of Contrave received per year is 40,748 units

114 Medicare beneficiaries received Contrave in 2021, which was a 1.28% from 2020

There were 288 claims made by Medicare beneficiaries, which is a 0.58% from 2020

The average spending amount per claim in 2021 was $364.25

The average Medicare spending per beneficiary amount for Contrave was $920.22

Nalpropion/Curr received $104,905.29

The total amount spent on Contrave by Medicare is $104,905.29

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