Does Verapamil cause weight gain?
- 15 Sep 2004 by honeyb
- verapamil, side effect
My daughter is on verapamil for migraines. I worry that this drug is causing her to gain wait. Is this a side effect of verapamil?
24 Sep 2004
I have never heard of verapamil causing weight gain. I've been on verapamil for a few years and that wasn't one of my side effects.
27 Dec 2004
I've had to take Verapamil for the better part of 20 + years. Does well for high bp, but never weight gain! Hard to say if its partner Hydrochlorothiazide (dieretic) played any role? Good Luck:D
23 Sep 2009
I seem to gain wieght during the day , by afternoon I have to change my clothes because they become too tight, by next morning Iam back down to my normal wieght ,is this normal?healthychoice
28 Sep 2009
Yes, Verapamil can cause weight gain, it is listed as one of the side effects. "Verapamil can cause unexplained or unexpected weight gain."
2 Dec 2010
On my product information sheet. Unexpected/unexplained weight gain is a serious side effect and you should tell your doctor. I would follow up with him or her.
10 Jul 2012
Old question, but I am sure people are still looking for an direct answer.
I have been verapamil for a year now and I have not gained any weight. In fact, I have lost a significant amount of weight after switching from a beta blocker to verapamil (calcium blocker).
However, it does cause constipation as well as water retention in most patients. I take a fiber supplement and anti-constipation medication as needed.
For some people, myself included, taking a pill of any kind can cause a feeling of hunger. Because of this, I suggest taking it before bed. Hope this helps.
18 Jun 2013
I have been on it 2 wks and have gained 4 lbs... and this is a side effect!
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