Losing weight can be a ton of work, but Simply Slim Medical is happy to lend a hand! At both of our locations in Bethesda, MD and Falls Church, VA, you will find a compassionate, understanding, and educational approach to your challenge. We will tailor a weight management course to your needs, a program of behavioral therapy and applicable knowledge to help you get where you want to be – safely. Our clinic is helmed by bariatrician and anesthesiologist Dr. Matthew Wolins, whose years of expertise and desire to improve patients’ lives is without equal. With his guidance, you will be able to take the pounds off – and keep them off. At Simply Slim Medical, we can’t ‘weight’ to help you regain control of your health. Schedule a consultation today!
What is CONTRAVE®?
CONTRAVE® is the #1 prescribed weight loss medication, an FDA-approved proprietary blend of bupropion HCl and naltrexone HCl. The precise effect of this chemical combination to weight loss is still being studied, but it has been observed to moderate hunger and reduce cravings. This medicine has helped individuals maintain a healthy weight for over 30 years. It treats conditions related to addiction, though neither chemical alone is approved or recommended for weight loss.
How Does it Work?
CONTRAVE® attends to two regions of the brain: the hypothalamus (the hunger center) and the mesolimbic pathway (the reward system and dopamine domain.) Buproprion galvanizes POMC, a neuron that lessens hunger; naltrexone ensures the continued stimulation of POMC, lessening the cravings that contribute to weight gain. This medication comes as an extended-release tablet, which must be taken orally with a low-fat meal. This tablet must be swallowed whole, never crushed or chewed.
Is it Right for Me?
CONTRAVE® prescription is based on an individual’s state of health, treatment response, and any concurrent medications. Patients are advised to take their evening dose a while before going to bed; sleep trouble may occur if the dose is taken right before. As an extended-release tablet, the medication must be swallowed whole; pulverization can unleash all the chemicals at once and can possibly have adverse. Dosage is increased gradually to reduce other side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, or high blood pressure. If no results are apparent after 16 weeks, contact our medical team.
Our patients champion CONTRAVE®, and you may too. It has changed lives for the better three decades strong, and you can be next! We at Simply Slim Medical know the heavy burden of weight loss, but a clear-cut plan and solid determination can bring about massive improvements. With our assistance and devotion, you can kick your cravings to the curb and achieve off-scale happiness. Contact us today to learn more!