Among all other methods of losing weight, the easiest one is to consume pills that suppress your appetite and turn your body into a fat-burning machine. As easy as it may seem to lose weight this way, most diet pills come with some terrible side-effects and have the tendency to cause severe depression. Most of the time, obese and overweight people already suffer from depression and take medication for their conditions.

However, just recently a new weight-loss medication called Contrave finally earned approval from the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) after two years of waiting. This newfound diet pill contains antidepressant (bupropion) and anti-addiction medication (naltrexone) combined with the weight loss medication all into one pill.

Contrave: Newfound Diet Pill Contains Antidepressant

Contrave, the newly approved prescription diet pill, works in a combination of ways to increase the possibilities of weight loss in overweight and obese people. It suppresses hunger and food cravings while the antidepressant element works toward diminishing any depressive thoughts that might occur. Experts recommend that the drug not be used on its own and should be paired with a diet plan and daily workout routine. In fact, everyone who was present for a trial of Contrave also received a set of instructions for workout and diet plans.

Contrave Is Not Suitable for Everyone

Since the diet pill is not readily available and is a prescription drug, not everyone can get their hands on it, and that is a good thing. Contrave is approved for consumption by obese and overweight adults with a body mass index of 27 or 30 and for those who have existing heart conditions, such as high blood pressure, type-2 diabetes, or high cholesterol. However, Contrave is not meant for, and should not be taken by, anyone who is suffering from eating disorders or seizure disorders, nor should it be given to women who are pregnant or trying to get pregnant.

Significant Amount of Weight Loss

According to trials and experts, the amount of weight loss varies greatly. However, on average, people have reported losing more or less 5 percent to 10 percent of the weight they were at before taking the pill.

Side Effects

The daily diet pill Contrave comes in a box with a warning printed on it to make users aware of the fact it might even worsen suicidal thoughts since the diet pill contains antidepressant and such thoughts are sometimes the side effects of antidepressants.

Reported by 34 percent of Contrave users, nausea was the most common side-effect. Headaches, dizziness, constipation, dry mouth, vomiting, insomnia, and diarrhea are a few other side-effects that were experienced by the users of the diet pill.