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Can beta blockers (labetalol) make it hard to lose weight, or cause weight gain?

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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience in Hospital-based practice
Known side effect: According to the FDA, wt gain is a side effect of most beta-blockers as listed in the package insert (PI- the little white paper that comes with all drugs). In those who gained wt (not everyone!), the average is about 4 lbs. Newer beta-blockers like Coreg (Carvedilol) have less weight gain, on average. TTYD, however, about your concerns because protective effect of BB may outweigh effect of wt gai
Answered on Jan 9, 2018
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