Weight gain can occur as a side effect of some beta blockers. The average weight gain is about 2.6 pounds (1.2 kilograms). Our general interest e-newsletter keeps you up to date on a wide variety of health topics.Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. By continuing you agree to the Copyright © 2020 Elsevier B.V. or its licensors or contributors. I am on Bisoprolol, Apixaban and Dronedarone and have found weight creeping on in the last few months. Jun 16, 2014. After comments I read on here I went to my Doctor (I live in Spain) and asked why I was actually taking Bisoprolol, i have been taking 2.5 mg a day since Dec 2012, I had a stroke in November 2011, I take statins and sintrome *spanish warfrin* The only reason he gave me bisoprolol is because I told him I was slightly breathless … She said unfortunately the drug slows everything down including metabolism which is why many people suffer weight gain.There are a lot of people who have gained weight on the AF forum because of this drug and the only ones who are managing to lose weight are those who have cut carbs back which is where I got the idea to try it.I also have the side effects of breathlessness and leg pain it is horrible stuff.Thanks for your reply Sharon. weight gain Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. I'm dreading having my dose raised because I have a very slow metabolism anyway and that was discovered after a hospital stay when I was 9 years old. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects. I've been lucky with other side effects...I felt awful for the last couple of days, but have been fine since.It's a bit gutting isn't it. However, i noticed recently that i have put on around 9 pounds which is a massive deal for me. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. People just need to work out what works for them personally and do their own thing You are right Sharon. As a result, the heart beats slower and decreases the blood pressure. So far, I have lost weight on the regime. All rights reserved. Weight gain is more likely with older beta blockers, such as atenolol (Tenormin) and metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol-XL). Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Sleep disturbances. Uncommon bisoprolol side effects (affect between 1 in 100 and 1 in 1000 people). Key facts. ScienceDirect ® is a registered trademark of Elsevier B.V.URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9781455701018000126URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780323242882001057URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B978141605895310021XURL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B978070204084900063XURL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780444520722500124URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9781416030539500135URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780444537171003735URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780444634078000174Pharmacologic Management of Heart Failure in the Ambulatory SettingCardiovascular Therapeutics: A Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease (Fourth Edition)CIBIS I randomized 641 patients with ischemic or nonischemic cardiomyopathy and moderate to severe HF to either Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine (Sixth Edition)The introduction of lipophilic beta blockers such as Alterations in Nutrition and Body Mass in Heart FailureHeart Failure: A Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease (Second Edition)Arterial hypertension, angina pectoris, myocardial infarction and heart failureDrugs During Pregnancy and Lactation (Second Edition)Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring in HypertensionIn a multicenter study, Neutel and colleagues compared the β-blockers A worldwide yearly survey of new data in adverse drug reactionsKatarzyna Anna Mitręga, ... Tadeusz F. Krzeminski, in A 63-year-old female was on treatment with double antiplatelet medication, Cardioskeletal Myopathies in Children and Young AdultsScienceDirect ® is a registered trademark of Elsevier B.V.