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How long does it take to get the full effect from blood pressure medicine?

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Dr. Kamel Sadek
Family Medicine

In brief: It depends

Blood pressure medications can vary in onset of action, absorption rate, frequency of administration, and overall effectiveness.
Generally, if taken orally, it starts to work within 30-60 minutes. If given i've, effectiveness can be immediate. If thru transdermal route, it can work within 10 to 15 minutes.

In brief: It depends

Blood pressure medications can vary in onset of action, absorption rate, frequency of administration, and overall effectiveness.
Generally, if taken orally, it starts to work within 30-60 minutes. If given i've, effectiveness can be immediate. If thru transdermal route, it can work within 10 to 15 minutes.
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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine

In brief: Depends on medicatio

Some medications act very quickly and you have a response within a couple of days.
Some of the common medications we use may take up to a month to get the bulk of their response. Some classes of blood pressure medicine continue to improve blood pressure over several months. It is not uncommon to make adjustments after the first month.

In brief: Depends on medicatio

Some medications act very quickly and you have a response within a couple of days.
Some of the common medications we use may take up to a month to get the bulk of their response. Some classes of blood pressure medicine continue to improve blood pressure over several months. It is not uncommon to make adjustments after the first month.
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