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Contrave added to diet and exercise regimen can induce significant weight loss

November 05, 2015

Results showed that the addition of Contrave to intensive behavior modification was also associated with statistically significant greater improvements in markers of cardiometabolic risk, including waist circumference, triglycerides, high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol and fasting insulin.  The most common adverse events included nausea, headache, constipation and dizziness.  Observed adverse events were, in general, consistent with the other studies within the COR program and with the safety profile of the constituent components.

"Medication alone may not be the answer for the majority of obese patients, so it's important that we understand the benefits of a multi-modal weight loss program," said Michael Narachi, CEO of Orexigen.  "The results from this study reinforce our belief that a weight management strategy, addressing both the biological and behavioral drivers of obesity, can be successful."

Study Design

COR-BMOD was a 56-week placebo-controlled, double-blind, randomized trial that enrolled overweight and obese adults.  A total of 793 patients were randomized to receive either Contrave32 + BMOD or placebo + BMOD in a 3:1 ratio.  Nine sites in the United States participated in the study.

SOURCE Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc.