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how long should it take for a diuretic to lower blood pressure?

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Dr. Liviu Klein
22 years experience Cardiology
Few days: It usually takes several days to see a consistent effect on your blood pressure. Most diuretics lower the blood pressure by 6-10 mmhg.
Answered on Nov 20, 2014
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