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Old 11-11-2010, 08:59 PM   #1
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Beta Blocker Toprol XL

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.

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Old 11-12-2010, 01:20 PM   #2
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Re: Beta Blocker Toprol XL

Ricky,

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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Re: Beta Blocker Toprol XL

Beyond the reduced exercise, beta blockers reduce basal metabolic rate. The trouble is, based on my experience, they dont seem to lead to reduced appetite in conjunction with the lower BMR.

 
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Re: Beta Blocker Toprol XL

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Beyond the reduced exercise, beta blockers reduce basal metabolic rate. The trouble is, based on my experience, they dont seem to lead to reduced appetite in conjunction with the lower BMR.
Yes, I have noticed that. I often have less energy for exercise, but my appetite is still the same. This is the frustrating part when trying to lose weight. I have been on them for about 6 years now.

 
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