Does Going Off Wellbutrin Cause Weight Gain?

Question

Asked by Inquisitive29

Does Going Off Wellbutrin Cause Weight Gain?

I have been taking Wellbutrin for almost two years, and I have recently been weaned off the drug. In that time, I've gained 10 lbs, despite my working out every day. I have never gained weight at this rapid pace before no matter what I have been eating. Is this a normal side effect of going off the drug?

Answer

I know that a lot of people either maintain their weight or else lose weight while taking Wellbutrin, though after doing some research, it seems that others have also experienced weight gain after they've stopped taking it. For reference, you might have a look at a discussion.

I would strongly suggest that you talk to your doctor about your weight gain and what can be done. You could also be experiencing some kind of underlying medical issue that's contributing to your weight gain, and it's best to have your doctor check you out.

You should know: The answer above provides general health information that is not intended to replace medical advice or treatment recommendations from a qualified healthcare professional.