Question by  Starless (24)

What should your resting heart rate be while on blood pressure medicine?

I am on blood pressure medicine and need to know what my heart rate should be when I am resting.


Answer by  hibpmgirl (2166)

The average for a person not on blood pressure medications is between 50-80 beats per minute. Depending on your blood pressure medication your resting heart rate will vary, Beta blockers have been known to cause a higher resting heart rate then a calcium blocker. Its probably best to speak with your doctor about your ideal resting heart rate.


Answer by  benjiross (993)

The heart rate will depend on the medication you're on. Your heart rate will be about 70- 80/minute. If you take beta blockers like propranolol or atenolol your heart rate will be slower.


Answer by  soothsayer (500)

Resting heart rate between 60-100 is considered to be physiologically normal. It may be slightly lower[upto 50] in older individuals and sportspersons,athletes,yogi's etc. Anti-hypertensives like beta-blockers or calcium-channel blockers may lower your heart rate relatively but still a resting heart rate value between 60-100 should be considered as normal and any deviations along with overt symptoms needs to be evaluated.


Answer by  Lordschild (1398)

A normal rate would be between 60 and 100 beats a minute for an adult. For someone in good physical condition it may be between 40 to 60 beats a minute. If your rate is very much above 100 or below 60 then there may be some concern.

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