Psychiatric medication

Asked August 7, 2014, 9:32 PM EDT

Does Effexor cause weight gain and why is it so hard to tamper off?

Racine County Wisconsin

1 Response

Thank you for your question. While we strive to provide high quality, research-based information, we are not medical professionals. For the best information regarding your medication and how it affects your body, please consult with the health provider who prescribed it for you or the pharmacist who filled it for you.

That said, the US Department of Health and Human Services' National Library of Medicine provides the following regarding Venlafaxine (Brand Name: Effexor):