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A 40-year-old member asked:

I've taken atenolol 4 years. my doc changed that to metoprolol 30 days ago. now i cannot lose weight and am gaining. could the metoprolol cause this?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alvin Mathew
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Unlikely: If the dose is equivalent, it's not the change in the medication that's causing the weight gain, especially since you have been with this drug class for the last 4 years.
Dr. Ryan Cooley
Cardiology 29 years experience
Yes: Metoprolol crosses the blood-brain barrier exerting central nervous effects.

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