How do I not gain weight on beta blockers?
- Switch to a different medication. The first strategy to consider involves changing medications.
- Lower medication dosage.
- Limit portion sizes.
- Eat more protein.
- Talk to a dietitian.
- Avoid alcohol.
- Get enough sleep.
Does 40mg propranolol cause weight gain? Some people on propranolol say they put on weight, especially in the first few months of taking it. This is not known to be a common side effect of taking propranolol, and there is not enough information to say for sure why some people put on weight.
How much weight do you gain on propranolol? Yes. Weight gain can occur as a side effect of some beta blockers. The average weight gain is about 2.6 pounds (1.2 kilograms).
Does propranolol slow your metabolism? We previously reported that 1 week of propranolol treatment (160 to 240 mg/d, orally) reduced resting metabolic rate (RMR) an average of 9% in healthy men.