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how long before lisinopril works

A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
22 years experience Cardiology
Dizziness: In some patients Lisinopril causes disproportionate drop in BP and causes dizziness. If so , discuss with physician and reduce the dose. Consult your ... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience Cardiology
White Coat : Hypertension is common. Keep track of your BP out of the office and discuss with your doctor.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
43 years experience Internal Medicine
ACEI + BETA BLOCKER: Yes. These two meds work well together. Measure your BP on your own to be sure your BP does notdrop too low, particularly after a meal. Some believe ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Within a day: Benicar or olmesartan should be largely absorbed and taking effect within the first day. Most people will see an effect much sooner than this.
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A 77-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience Dentistry
Hang in there: Duodart treats bph. It must be taken as directed with water 30 minutes after the same meal each day and it may take 3-6 months to see results although ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends on route: Injected it takes only a minute or so. Topically it takes 15 or more.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
About an hour: About an hour or so. Peak effects at a few hours then gradual wearing off.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Nguyen
12 years experience Anesthesiology
Fast: Lidocaine is a fast acting local anesthetic. It's onset depends on where the Lidocaine is injected, and which nerves it is blocking. For numbing the ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sumit Kalra
20 years experience Cardiology
Within a few days: It starts working within hours but the effects are best noted on blood work after a few weeks at least.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gene Tekmyster
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Fairly quickly: Medications such as diazepam taken orally have a pretty quick onset. Usually as quick as 30 minutes. May take a bit longer but for sure less than an h ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
3-4 days: Meloxicam works quickly and you should have a reasonable response within 3-4 days at the most.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
35 years experience Anesthesiology
Minutes: Lidocaine injection works within minutes; a patch would take a bit longer to work.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Krick
35 years experience Urology
Days: The effect should be noticeable within 5-7 days
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Approximately 1 month.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Lowry
Specializes in Pediatrics
Depends on reason...: For taking avapro (irbesartan). Avapro (irbesartan) is a class of medications known as arbs, which can be used for heart failure, high blood pressure ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience Psychiatry
It depends: On what it is being used for. Abilify (aripiprazole) is used to augment antidepressants, as a mood stabilizer and for psychosis. In general, at the ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
37 years experience Addiction Medicine
Xanax (alprazolam): it only takes Xanax (alprazolam) a couple hours to begin to work and it has a half life of 11 - 16 hours so it will last between 11 to 16 hours
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
lisinopril: Initial venodilation and weak arteriolar dilation begins with the first few doses. BP changes may take a week or so and changes beneficial to CHF begi ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Lisinopril: Lisinopril is used for many things. For blood pressure changes can be seen in a week or so. For heart failure and other uses it can take 6 weeks or mo ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Amaryl (glimepiride) effect/time: Amaryl (glimepiride) works by stimulating beta cells in pancreas to produce insulin.It should start working right away as it gets absorped, if after t ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Passer
34 years experience Child Psychiatry
More than prescribed: I wonder why you are asking this, are you trying to have hallucinations? The usual maximum dose of benztropine is six mgs per day. Any amount over tha ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Once you are on an: Optimum dose - it may take 2 to 6 weeks to get a good idea of effectiveness. So- you will need to patient. Don't judge the medication by initial resp ... Read More

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