Is it dangerous to mix exercise with medication?
Your allergy meds always make you sleepy—so does that mean you should take them after your CrossFit class? Can you pop an aspirin before heading out for a bike ride?
When it comes to mixing medications and exercise, the former can sometimes affect the latter. “If you’re using medications, you really need to be aware of all their potential effects, good and bad, on you,” says Dr. Michael Rieder, a professor in physiology and pharmacology, medicine and pediatrics at London’s University of Western Ontario. Here’s the scoop on which meds could clash with your cardio.