Naltrexone and Bupropion
Contrave (bupropion/naltrexone) is a combination product used to promote and maintain weight loss in obese adults or overweight adults who have weight related medical problems. Contrave is the most popular opioid antagonist/atypical antidepressant combinations. There are currently no generic alternatives to Contrave.
GoodRx has partnered with Inside Rx and Orexigen Therapeutics to reduce the price for this prescription. Check our savings tips for co-pay cards, assistance programs, and other ways to reduce your cost. Contrave is covered by some Medicare and insurance plans.
Many manufacturers offer programs that will reduce your out-of-pocket costs for this prescription. These programs are free but may have some rules or restrictions, so you’ll want to review carefully. When you’re ready to use this coupon, simply present the coupon to your pharmacist with a valid prescription for your medication.
|Program Name:||Contrave Pharmacy Savings Card|
|How do I get the discount?||Register online to download and print a card.|
|How much can I save?||Your out-of pocket cost can be reduced to as little as $1 per day. Cash paying patients will receive a discount of up $495.|
|Do I need insurance?||No. However, you will pay more without commercial insurance.|
|Number of uses:||No restriction.|
Many programs are available from federal and state governments, non-profits, manufacturers, and other organizations to help you get the drugs you need at a reduced cost. Eligibility is often based on income, insurance or Medicare status, and other factors. You’ll need to apply through each program, either online, over the phone, or with your doctor's help. The following program is offered by the manufacturer of this drug.
|Program Name:||Takeda Help At Hand|
|How do I apply?||Go to the program website and follow the instructions on the page based on your medication. Complete the appropriate application and submit it by mail or fax.|
|What are the benefits?||You can receive your medication at no cost.|
|What are the restrictions?||Most people without insurance and with limited incomes will qualify. Eligibility criteria may vary by medication.|
|Keep in mind||N/A|
You may find that filling a 90-day supply will reduce your total cost for this prescription. As an added bonus, you'll make fewer trips to the pharmacy, saving you time and money.
If you have insurance or Medicare, you may find that you receive lower prices if you fill your prescriptions through your plan’s mail order pharmacy. Many insurance plans (and most Medicare plans) are now offering similar rates at a select group of “preferred” retail pharmacies. Some plans may require that you fill through a mail order pharmacy for fills of more than a 30-day supply.
To switch to 90-day fills, note that you'll need a new prescription from your doctor; a 30-day quantity prescription will not allow 90-day fills.
It is possible that Contrave may become available as generic bupropion/naloxone after February 2030. Generics are typically much cheaper than the branded version of a drug.
This is the earliest possible generic release date based on patent expiration at this time. It is possible that bupropion/naloxone could become available sooner or later, depending on FDA approval, other patents, and whether any manufacturers decide to make a generic version of Contrave.