Can Amlodipine Besylate Cause Weight Gain

Question

Asked by Jearly

Can Amlodipine Besylate Cause Weight Gain

I was prescribed a beta blocker Bisoprolol and it made me gain weight. Now I have been perscribed a calcium channel blocker Amlodipine Besylate. Will this also cause weight gain. I eat very healthy and in fact have even cut back but gained with the beta blocker. Will this happen with the channel blocker too?

Answer

It's impossible to tell until you actually try it. According to a detailed list of side effects - most of which only affect a very small percentage of people on this drug - it can cause either weight gain or weight loss (!). Edema or fluid retention occurs in from 3 to 10% of people on this drug which suggests that weight gain is more likely but still pretty uncommon. Its a very different type of drug than Bisoprolol. Good luck on it!