Skip to content


    Attention All WebMD Community Members:

    These message boards are closed to posting. Please head on over to our new WebMD Message Boards to check out and participate in the great conversations taking place:

    Your new WebMD Message Boards are now open!

    Making the move is as easy as 1-2-3.

    1. Head over to this page:

    2. Choose the tag from the drop-down menu that clicks most with you (and add it to any posts you create so others can easily find and sort through posts)

    3. Start posting

    Have questions? Email us anytime at [email protected]

    stopped taking tenoretic and gained 8 lbs in 5 days
    vallori posted:
    I have been dieting and lost 25 lbs, (with 55 more to go); this week I ran out of my BP meds tenoretic and have been gaining a lb or more a day. Please tell me I will get off this medication and stop having side effects!
    billh99 responded:
    I am not sure what side effects that you are having. The only thing that you mentioned was weight gain when you ARE NOT ON THE MEDS.

    Tenorectic is a combination of a diuretic and beta blocker.

    So I suspect that the weight gain is from water.

    I am not a medical professional, but 8 lbs sounds like a lot. There might be something else going on.

    And while an old standard now beta blockers are not felt to be the best option for hypertension unless you also have some heart damage. And in some people beta blockers cause fatique and weight gain.

    Rather other classes of meds (ACEi/ARB or calcium channel blockers) or the first choice and beta blockers are only added if those either don't work or if they are not enough.

    You might want to talking to your doctor about this weight gain and about maybe using a different class of med.

    By losing weight, exercising, and a healthy diet many persons can reduce or even stop their BP meds.

    While not everyone has a problem with high sodium in the diet with your weight gain you might be one.

    So watch the amount of sodium consumed and even more important make sure you get lots of potassium in your diet.

    Helpful Tips

    High Blood Pressure/Weight Loss
    Lossing a significant amount of weight will help your blood pressure go down and possibly get you off of your medication. I know people who ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    18 of 20 found this helpful

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

    For more information, visit the Duke Health General and Consultative Heart Care Center