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A 37-year-old member asked:

How long for benicar (olmesartan) to work? an hour?

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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.

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How long does it take for Benicar (olmesartan) hct to work?

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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.

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