Normal BP is 120/80. Good target BP 125/85.
Beta blockers are now not routine 1st choice in current guidelines and though they are potent BP drugs do not seem to improve mortality ( death rate) or morbidity ( risk of heart attack or stroke) nearly as much as many other BP drugs. You don't mention the drug name, but the dose suggests propanolol or one of the older beta blockers. If I am right this is even more unusual because that type of beta blocker is quite old and no longer routinely given to new patients. I might be tempted to be cheeky and ask how old you doctor is.
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