How much weight do people gain on metoprolol? Weight gain can occur as a side effect of some beta blockers, especially the older ones, such as atenolol (Tenormin) and metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol-XL). The average weight gain is about 2.6 pounds (about 1.2 kilograms).
How do I not gain weight on metoprolol?
- 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 metoprolol cause fluid retention? Fluid retention: This may lead to swelling of the face, limbs, hands and feet. Heart conduction disturbances: This may result from a lowered heart rate due to metoprolol use, causing what is known as a first degree atrioventricular block.
Can you still lose weight on beta blockers? In the smaller study of patients with high blood pressure, the researchers compared calorie- and fat-burning in 11 people on beta blockers and 19 adults the same age and weight who were not on the drugs. They found that after a meal, the beta blockers users burned roughly 30 to 50 percent fewer calories and fat.