A 27-year-old female asked:
how long will it take for a diuretic to lower high blood pressure?
2 doctor answers
Dr. John Gaffney answered
24 years experience Psychiatry
Diuretic : Generally, diuretic drugs such as hydrochlorothiazide take about 2 hours to produce diuresis (increased urine production) and roughly 1-2 days to lower BP. But this number really depends on quite a few factors (such as drug, dose, etc) and is more of an average response than an absolute rule. Hope that helps!
Answered on Oct 12, 2015
Dr. Clarence Grim answered
56 years experience Endocrinology
Time diuretic effect: In general a diuretic will lower the BP within 2 weeks if your BP is diuretic responsive. This will depend on how much salt you eat as well. I recommend trying the DASH eating plan see check list to test if your BP is diet sensitive first.Takes only 2 weeks but check with your team or consult me for more details.
Answered on Jan 4, 2016
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