I take Toprol XL 25mg in the morning for slightly high BP. I have recently been trying to lose a few pounds to help. Does this medicine make weight loss more difficult? I read that beta blockers prevent the body from losing weight. Is this true? Would I be more successful taking the med at night instead.
Toprol and other beta blockers often blunt the body's response to exercise by keeping the heart rate from increasing to a very high level. In that sense, you're burning less calories from exercise because you are unable to exercise quite as vigorously.
If you like the weight loss regimen you have now, the way around this is to exercise for a longer duration of time!
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