Metoprolol side effects weight gain

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Avatar f tn Hello... I am not familiar with the side effects you mention "weight gain and hair loss" resulting from this Betablocker. Also, I would be interested to know where you read or heard that once you start taking this medication, you are on it for life. That isn't a true statement. It is true that when you are taking any form of Betablocker, it isn't something that can be stopped abruptly.
443862 tn?1238003039 Sorry Flycaster305 but I couldn't disagree more. I'm on Toprol and have had simililar issues including SOB and near syncope and the panic comes after the symptoms not before. The "panic attack" is the most over-relied on explanation in medicine. Far too often we just accept this **** from out health professionals unquestioning and "live with" the side effects. My average blood pressure was 140/90 and on 25mg/day it often in 88/58 and that is TOO low.
Avatar f tn metoprolol side effects.... well, I guess they are real, but you learn to live with it. The side effects are easier to live with than a resting rate of 150 and then going up and up from there. When they were trying to control rate with JUST beta blockers... I took 200 of propranolol and 300 of metoprolol and occasional 100 of labetalol here and there. It helped but it worked a LOT better when other classes of drugs were added. Since the point is to slow you down, it generally SLOWS you down.
Avatar n tn I used both, and found that side effects are similar; tiredness, weight gain, and a slow pulse. Side effects are more pronounced as the dosage is increased. I had dosages from 25mg to 200mg. daily. Other reported effects are loss of libido, tightness in the chest, itching, irregular breathing, and irregular heartbeat. If you have any further questions, I'd be happy to respond based on my experience with the drug.
Avatar f tn This as well as bradycardia are the two common side effects of Metoprolol. I was actually put on it to slow my pulse, and not to lower my blood pressure, or to quell PVC's or SVT's. But being that I had the latter two problems, I was kept on it once they found out that my quickening pulse at night was from sleep apnea. What dose are you on?
Avatar f tn You can look on drug info sites and see that anxiety is an infrequent side effect of metoprolol and other BBs. Same with weight gain, and even a reference to increasing any pre-existing depression. When you have rare side effects, it can be difficult to convince anybody that the effect is real and does come from the drug. I'd identify what web sites he would consider to be as authoritative sources, then print web pages from those sources that list your symptoms as rare side effects.
Avatar n tn Unfortunately, the side effects will probably not abate, and weight gain is indeed a very common side effect. You should speak with your cardiologist about ablation as an option.
Avatar n tn Will I be able to regain my energy level and exercise tolerance? Is weight gain a common side effect of the medication? Is ablation a good option if the beta blockers continue to produce adverse effects and what is the success rate for PAT's? Thank you so much. I have learned so much on this forum.
Avatar f tn Hello, My doctor as put me on 25 mg metoprolol extened release daily for palpitations. I am reading on the web about weight gain and hair loss. Does hanyone has any experience with this medicine--good or bad? I am 38 years old otherwise healthy, active person and I eat right but am little nervous about starting the medicine as i have heard once you go on it, you have to take it forever. Someone please advise---share your experience with the medicine. Thank you.
264156 tn?1206990594 Now to my question (man I like to ramble) what are your side effects to beta blockers. Or if you are on calcium channel blockers feel free to chime in as well. How long have you been taking the meds? Are they still as effective as when you began taking them? Did any of the side effects get better/worse over time? Thanks so much you guys, I can't tell you how much I love this forum!!!
1035252 tn?1427231433 My resting heart-rate is usually around 120, and with the Metop. it's been around 114. Not a big enough change for the side effects I've suffered (aggression, weight gain, feeling "out of it", having no focus or concentration...and yes, I know it's a low dose, the doctor keeps saying "side effects? but it's such a low dose!")). I'm a stay-at-home mom of a 1-year-old and I simply cannot have the continued fainting spells and aggression while I'm home alone with my sweet girl.
Avatar n tn She is not eating any Vit K foods her beloved large salads are not in her diet anymore and she sits so much and so she has experienced weight gain too. SHe is not an overeater and always has been slender and now she is controlled with INR blood tests 2X a week -- she finally go tup to 2.2 this week but has proven difficult in getting to 2.0 and so has taken 10mg of the Warfarin lately...but the swelling has been going on prior to taking 10 mg. of the warfarin.
Avatar f tn Weight at time of surgery 125, 3 months following surgery 140. This 15 pounds of weight gain is not accounted for by dietary indulgence. Current weight is 130. The trip down to 130 from the 140 was long and my body burned muscle not fat. I went from Osteopenia to Osteoporosis with calcium supplements. Very little if any fat on the hips responded to my efforts. Triglycerides are routinely checked and there have been caution flags raised over the 5 years once or twice.
Avatar f tn I've been on toprol xl for about 6 mos now and have developed some serious abdominal pain, with bloating, weight gain, trouble sleeping, and some occasional numbing in my hands. Could all this be from the toprol? Should I wean off this medication? Are there worse side effects if I do stop the meds?
Avatar n tn However, this drug may reduce blood flow to the hands and feet, causing them to feel cold. Smoking may worsen this effect. Some side effects include: symptoms of a very slow heartbeat (e.g.
667913 tn?1242704088 Some of the older beta blockers like Atenolol and Metoprolol have been assocated with weight gain. Topamax is anticonvulsant drug but also a widely used migraine preventive medication. It does take some time to show its effect. Topamax causes weight loss. Other options include Methysergide and Depakote. Please remember no medication is without side effects but the extent and nature of side effects vary from person to person. Please discuss these options with your doctor and keep us posted!
Avatar n tn In the meantime, if any of you are on the pill you might want to discuss possible side-effects with your GP.
Avatar f tn Came of prozac for that reason after only a few months and wonder if it would've settled with time, or go back to the one i was on for 12 years but had some side effects including weight gain. Doc says my last option is mirtazapine but it is also an appetite stimulator. Im not sure whether to go back to one of the few that were relatively problem free or ask to try paroxetine. Please advise. Thanks.
378273 tn?1262101221 I rarely get PVC's when running, or at least I'm not aware of them. The side effects of the Metoprolol is tiredness and depression. Because I get depressed, I eat and so have gained about 8 lbs. Not good! I also have very weird dreams which means I don't feel rested in the mornings. Depression, Weight Gain and Weird Dreams are all common side effects according to the insert that came with the pills. I really would like to steop taking Metoprolol.
Avatar m tn Unexplained swelling or sudden weight gain (see Metoprolol and Weight Gain) Chest pain Dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting spells Confusion Some side effects with metoprolol are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider Chest pain Dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting spells Confusion An irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) Signs of an allergic reaction, including: Unexplained rash Hives Itching Unexplained swelling Wheezing Difficul
Avatar f tn I'm a male, don't know if gender has anything to do with side effects, I think much is the same. I have taken up to 200 mg of Metoprolol a day and the only side effects I had that were troublesome was a very low BP and some dizziness. This subsided over a couple of weeks at that level, but I have subsequently been changed to 50 mg of slow release coupled with 240 mg of Calcium Channel Blocker.
Avatar n tn I do not want to return to the emergency room or experience the bad side effects again. Any advice? Is it true that SSRIs and beta blockers are not a wise combination? Is there an SSRI that works well with metoprolol tartrate? I do not have a history of high blood pressure, but I do have a history of anxiety. I used Paxil in the past but stopped due to the numb feeling. I think I also had weight gain on the Paxil.
Avatar f tn The provigil to give me energy and topomax to help with weight gain and frequent headaches. I feel so guilty when my son wants to go outside or to the park etc..and I try to convince him to play inside because of my anxiety of being in public and being so lathargic. Please I need answers... I feel as though I'm slowly falling off the deep end.
2150368 tn?1337151069 It can definitely affect blood glucose levels, cause low energy and horrid weight gain. Fortnately, many of these side effects go way pretty quickly once you're able to stop the meds. I wasn't real familiar with your condition/s so I did a little research. The information I found said that, while steroids such as prednisone, are typically the first line of defense - many times another immunosuppressent medication, such as Imuran or Methotrexate (or others), is quite often added.
667913 tn?1242704088 I am seeing a new neurologist tomorrow (Thursday) and I know they will want to put me on a preventative medication. Can you tell me what has worked for you with minimal side effects. I have an Eating disorder too, so anything that causes weight gain will just make my problems worse. Please advise! Many Thanks.
Avatar f tn BB seem to be the medication of choice with CCB being used only when there is a symptomatic problem (side-effects) from BB. I an unaware of CCB being used for other reasons. That is, I believe CCB are less effective at controlling/limiting/reducing irregular heart rhythms.
Avatar f tn I was really happy when I got to discontinue the beta blocker that I was on. I hated the side effects of weight gain, fatigue, and skin problems. Sometimes the only way to see if you still need a particular medication is to try discontinuing it on a trial basis. With beta blockers, it is often recommended to taper off, rather than going cold turkey. I had to do about a two-week taper, after being on metoprolol for nine years. Good luck.
Avatar f tn I have taken Atenolol before and don't remember anything like this, other than some weight gain. Metoprolol was terribly exhausting, but an exhaustion that I am familiar with. This feels like a chronic illness of some kind!! Please help, anyone! Thanks in advance!
Avatar n tn Other side effects include weight gain, high cholesterol (on my last blood test TOTAL chol went from about 200 to 266),sexual side-effects (low libido),fatigue and worst of all my last blood pressure reading was high (150/100). On the plus side, this beta-blocker seems to provide the best heart rate control and did not cause me sleep problems, nightmares, cold hands and feet etc..
Avatar n tn In the US - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345. PRECAUTIONS: Before taking metoprolol, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other beta-blockers (e.g., atenolol, propranolol); or if you have any other allergies.