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How long does it take benicar to work

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Bauman
pharmacology 32 years experience
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.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
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.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Combinations: Those combinations should be very similar in effect.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Chappell
Family Medicine 12 years experience
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
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Cardiology 33 years experience
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
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
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.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 42 years experience
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 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Mathew
Cardiology 59 years experience
See below: U may take losartan 100-12.5 in place of benecar 40-25 (i don't recommend 25 mg of hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) to prevent electrolyte imbalance) chec... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Yes: There are no significant interactions of these drugs, please contact your prescriber to be sure.
A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mathew Chengot
Cardiology 44 years experience
Yes: Your BP is not low to worry night time dosing is also ok.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: Lean, careful with salt.