Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) begins working within a few hours of taking it. However, it may take several weeks for your blood pressure to begin to improve. For some it may take less time and for some it may take longer.
Each person is different. Your doctor will work with you to find the best medicine and the lowest dose that helps you meet your blood pressure goals. Sometimes it takes more than one medicine to reach your goal. Your doctor will help you with that too. So stick with the plan and take your pill daily.
Lowering your blood pressure is a marathon, not a sprint. It doesn’t happen immediately - it takes a few weeks. So don’t be disappointed if you don’t see results within the first few days. Think of your medicine as your teammate on the road to health.
Team up for life!