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how long does it take benicar to work

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Bauman
30 years experience Pharmacology
A few hours: Benicar (olmesartan) hct should work within a couple of hours of the first dose. The peak effect (steady state) should occur in about 3 days.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Chappell
10 years experience Family Medicine
Benicar (olmesartan): Benicar (olmesartan) is an angiotensin receptor binder or arb anti-hypertensive. It is absorbed and quickly metabolised in the gut. On average the dru ... Read More
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Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
31 years experience Cardiology
About 3 days: The half life if Benicar (olmesartan) is 13 hours and a drug takes five half lifes to reach a steady state in the blood stream. That makes it 65 hour ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Pharmacodynamics: The half life of Benicar (olmesartan) is 13 hours. That means it will reach steady state in about 65 hours and will take about the same amount time to ... Read More
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Benicar (olmesartan) onset: Benicar (olmesartan) (B) is a member of the angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) class of drugs. It works by remodeling the endothelium (E) of blood ves ... Read More
A 39-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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
40 years experience Cardiology
Somewhat: You will see some blood pressure lowering in an hour, most of the effect after 2-3 days, and full effect after about 2 weeks of treatment.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tso Chen
Dr. Tso Chen answered
15 years experience Internal Medicine
About an hour: It takes time for the medicine to be absorbed from the GI tract. Generally, you can expect to start seeing the effect after an hour. However, you wi ... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Manuel Lopez diaz
27 years experience Emergency Medicine
Variable: This a two drug combination the half live for Benicar (olmesartan) is 13 hr & hctz half live is variable 5.6-14.7 hr. That means that have the do ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
About 3-4: Days before completely eliminated from system.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Very similar: They are first cousins - not identical twins, but very similar. Your new med is far less expensive than your old one. I prefer it.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Half life: The half life is 13 hours - it will effectively be out of you in 65 hours.

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