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How long does it take for high blood pressure meds to work? My hbp is higher than before i started - 159/101

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Dr. William Cromwell
Clinical Lipidology

In brief: Depends on Medicine

Several different types (classes) of medications are used to lower blood pressure.
Most of these take many days to a few weeks to slowly bring blood pressure down. Keep in mind that blood pressure is dynamic and will rise and fall throughout the day in response to various things. Talk to your doctor for a specific answer regarding the medicine you are taking.

In brief: Depends on Medicine

Several different types (classes) of medications are used to lower blood pressure.
Most of these take many days to a few weeks to slowly bring blood pressure down. Keep in mind that blood pressure is dynamic and will rise and fall throughout the day in response to various things. Talk to your doctor for a specific answer regarding the medicine you are taking.
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