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Is it ok to exercise vigorously while taking blood pressure meds like metprolol(lopressor)?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Yes, if....

If you just take metoprolol for high blood pressure, vigorous exercise is safe.
The medication will blunt your peak heart rate and may make it difficult for your to reach a predetermined target heart rate but you'll still get the benefits. If you take metoprolol for other reasons (eg, following a heart attack or for angina), you should discuss the specifics with your own doctor.

In brief: Yes, if....

If you just take metoprolol for high blood pressure, vigorous exercise is safe.
The medication will blunt your peak heart rate and may make it difficult for your to reach a predetermined target heart rate but you'll still get the benefits. If you take metoprolol for other reasons (eg, following a heart attack or for angina), you should discuss the specifics with your own doctor.
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