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?
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.
- Verapamil Information for Consumers
- Verapamil Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Verapamil (detailed)
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