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what is the effect of olmesartan on the pulse?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Minimal.: Doesn't affect pulse directly. Lowers bp.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for Benicar (olmesartan) 20mg to start working?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Daniel Chappell
Family Medicine 11 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 drug should begin working within 20-40 minutes of ingestion. It works on a complex feedback system and can take up to two weeks before seeing any effects on your blood pressure. After two weeks your doctor may decide to adjust the dose if no benefits are seen.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Does anyone know how to taper off benicar (olmesartan)?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Fix your hypertensio: First you fix your hyptertension with diet, weight loss and exercise. Then you taper off the Benicar (olmesartan) with a doctors help as your blood pressure improves.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

Please describe the medication: benicar (olmesartan)?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Dansie
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Blood pressure med: Treats high blood pressure. A lower blood pressure will reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack. This medicine is an angiotensin receptor blocker (arb).
A 47-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for med Benicar (olmesartan) to start working and to get out of your system?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 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 wear off. That said, the usual practice is to give a new anti-hypertensive drug several weeks to have a full physiological effect.
A 39-year-old member asked:

How long before Benicar (olmesartan) take effect?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 16 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.

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