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

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

Benicar: Benicar 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Byron Law-Yone
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Suicide (Definition)

Suicide is an action in which a person intentionally causes his own death. Suicide more commonly occurs in persons suffering from depression or other mental illnesses, where a person may feel hopeless and see suicide as a way to escape the real or perceived overwhelming problems and ...Read more


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Is 105 / 85 a good BP reading . Taking 10 mg Benicar once daily ?

Is 105 / 85 a good BP reading . Taking 10 mg Benicar once daily ?

Ideal BP is 120/80: What was your pre-treatment BP? Do you feel any symptoms with a BP of 105/85?- feeling weak,light headed,dizzy etc. The ideal BP is 120/80 but each person is a little different. Lifestyle modification- Mediterranean diet,no added salt & regular exercise- walking,yoga,meditation. ...Read more

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

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

Benicar onset: Benicar (B) is a member of the angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) class of drugs. It works by remodeling the endothelium (E) of blood vessels, which makes them less stiff and it lowers BP that way. It takes about 2 weeks for B to remodel the E. Once B is stopped, the E begins to change to become stiffer, or less compliant and the BP rises. So, the answer to your question is about 2 weeks. ...Read more

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How long for Benicar to work? An hour?

How long for Benicar to work? An hour?

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. ...Read more

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Hello, I'm 38 years old. Male benicar user. I've been taking 40mg of benicar for 1.5 years. Can i ween off safely by going down to 20 mg for a week?

Hello, I'm 38 years old. Male benicar user. I've been taking 40mg of benicar for 1.5 years. Can i ween off safely by going down to 20 mg for a week?

Yes...: But your BP should be the guide. If you are switching to another med you can stop in 48hrs. if you are stopping med completely....your BP will be the guide. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: benicar?

Please describe the medication: benicar?

Side effect: A recent study found sprue-like enteropathy is patients taking benicar. The label has been changed to reflect this recent information. The condition mimics gluten intolerance and results and produces abdominal cramping and loose stool. ...Read more

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How long before Benicar take effect?

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. ...Read more

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How long does Benicar stay in your body?

How long does Benicar stay in your body?

Half life: The half life is 13 hours - it will effectively be out of you in 65 hours. ...Read more

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Google said patent will expire on benicar April 26 this year is that true? When it generic will it be lot cheaper instead of 280 dollars a month?

Hopefully: Generic drugs tend to be less expensive than their patented precursors. The cost of generics has been trending upwards in the United States making them less affordable than in the past. Call your Congressmen and Senators. Medication in general should not be a luxury product, whether brand or generic. ...Read more

Dr. George Mathew
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Benicar (Definition)

A recent study found sprue-like enteropathy is patients taking benicar. The label has been changed to reflect this recent information. The condition mimics gluten intolerance and results and produces abdominal ...Read more


Dr. George Mathew
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Olmesartan (Definition)

Olmesartan is an angiotensin II blocker which is a kind of blood ...Read more