The Contrave diet pills will apparently be the next toxic and dangerous weight loss medication to be adopted by the bozos at the FDA. Their panel of expert scientists voted 13-7 for approval and 11-8 (with one abstention) that additional studies be performed on potential heart risks. This is an all too familiar story that will lead to death and damage by yet one more unnecessary drug. Here is what you should know before considering it for your own use..
Prior safety concerns are apparently being ignored. Effects on the heart are a major concern about all weight loss medication. The FDA usually follows the recommendation of its expert panels, so expect to see Contrave on the market in 2011.
What is the Contrave Diet Pill?
This is absolutely amazing. This medication is a combination pill that includes a mixture of buproprion, which is an antidepressant, and naltrexone, which is an anti-addiction drug.
This combination yielded the following results: Current studies of almost 700 patients, 90% female, ran up to 56 weeks. Control group overall lost 5% of weight, or 11-16 lbs. Medicated group lost 20-23 lbs in same time. Average starting weight for participants was 223 lbs.
No study of Contrave has yet even looked at elderly patients with a history of heart disease. Good luck if you are in THAT group!
This did not meet the FDA’s own self-established target that there should be at least a 5 percent greater weight loss in the treatment group than in the control (placebo-treated) group. Oh, well. Guidelines can be ignored when there is enough money to be made.
Contrave Side Effects
Oh, and about those side effects. The FDA has already reported side effects from each of the drugs that make up Contrave. These include high blood pressure, dizziness, and insomnia.
With diet pills updates,
- FDA Panel Okays Shiny New Weight-Loss Drug, Despite Concerns [Weighty Matters] (jezebel.com)
- FDA Panel Recommends Approval For Contrave (nowpublic.com)
- Poll: Would You Take The New Weight-Loss Drug Contrave? (crushable.com)
- Q & A: How Safe is the Weight-Loss Drug Contrave? (livescience.com)
- U.S. FDA backs first new diet pill in a decade (ctv.ca)