Control Weight Loss Therapy

Maintain Your Weight with Control

Control combines 2 medications bupropion HCl and naltrexone HCl with L-Carnitine to help you maintain weight loss. It is a daily oral medication that reduces hunger, controls cravings, and boosts your body’s metabolism.

What is Control and How Does it Work?

We know the struggle to lose weight is tough, and it is even tougher to maintain your weight loss. Control is two FDA-approved medications, bupropion HCl and naltrexone HCl combined with L-Carnitine to help manage weight in obese or overweight adults with weight-related medical conditions. Scientific research demonstrates that this challenge occurs due to our brain working against us by sending hunger signals or triggering cravings, even when you’re not hungry. In the mesolimbic reward system, naltrexone and bupropion regulate feelings of pleasure when eating to help control your cravings. In the hypothalamus, bupropion, and naltrexone work synergistically to curb hunger. L-Carnitine is an important amino acid. It plays a significant role in boosting your body’s metabolism. It does this by improving mitochondrial function and increasing cellular energy. This medication is recommended to be used together with a lifestyle therapy regimen involving a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity.

What Are The Benefits of Control?

Control works in the brain as an appetite suppressant. We know the struggle to lose weight and keep it off is real! It happens to many of us—and it’s not due to a lack of commitment or willpower. Scientific research demonstrates that this challenge occurs due to our brain working against us by sending hunger signals or triggering cravings, even when you’re not hungry. When used with diet and exercise, Control offers many benefits including:

  • Healthy weight loss
  • Appetite control
  • Reduced food cravings
  • Boosts metabolism

 

What Results Can You Expect?

According to a 56-week study, patients achieved greater than or equal to a 5% reduction in body weight. Most individuals may see results within the first 6 months of treatment. We recommend using this medication for 6 to 12 months to achieve your weight loss goals. Control is recommended to be in adjunct to a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity for chronic weight management in obese or overweight adults. *results may vary based on the treatment plan.

How does Control affect weight loss?

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Clinical Studies

No, Control is not a controlled substance.

-Individuals who have uncontrolled high blood pressure
-People who have or have had seizures
-People with a history of eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia
-People who have glaucoma or are at risk for glaucoma
-People who used to drink a lot of alcohol and abruptly stop drinking
-People who use other medications containing bupropion, such as Wellbutrin or Aplenzin
-People who are taking opioid pain relievers or are in opioid withdrawal, or use medicines to help stop taking opioids such as methadone or buprenorphine
-People who are taking a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) now or have taken one within the past 14 days

Control can affect how other medicines work in your body, and other medicines can affect how Control works.

-Carbamazepine, phenobarbital, or phenytoin—usually given to treat seizures
-Efavirenz, lopinavir, or ritonavir—used to treat HIV infection
-Antidepressants
-Pain medications

We recommend the usual dose is 2 tablets twice a day, but the medication is slowly increased as follows:
-WEEK 1 | 1 Tablet in the AM, NONE in the PM
-WEEK 2 | 1 Tablet in the AM, 1 Tablet in the PM
-WEEK 3 | 2 Tablets in the AM, 1 Tablet in the PM
-WEEK 4 and Beyond | 2 Tablets in the AM, 2 Tablets in the PM

Most individuals may see results within the first 6 months of treatment. We recommend using this medication for 1 year to achieve your weight loss goals. Control is recommended to be in adjunct to a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity for chronic weight management in obese or overweight adults.

-Nausea or vomiting
-Dizziness
-Changes in the way foods taste or loss of taste
-Trouble sleeping
-Constipation or diarrhea
-Headache
-Dry mouth

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