Contrave is the newest weight loss medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Contrave is a combination medication containing both bupropion and naltrexone. Both these medications are appetite suppressants. Combined, and together with diet and exercise, they have been shown to be effective for achieving significant weight loss. Bupropion, under the brand name Wellbutrin, has been used in the past to treat depression. It has also been used as an aide to stop smoking under the brand name Zyban. Naltrexone has been used to treat opioid dependence, under the trade name Suboxone. Contrave is now available as a prescription medication. If you are interested in learning more about Contrave and finding out if it makes sense for you, don’t hesitate to ask your Health Plus, Portland weight loss clinic practitioner about it.