Beta blockers start lowering your blood pressure within 30 minutes to 4 hours of the first dose. When you start a beta blocker, it takes anywhere from 1 to 2 weeks to see the most effect. Sometimes your doctor will raise your dose if you are not meeting your blood pressure goals.
Sometimes it takes more than one medicine to reach your goal. Beta blockers can be one of your blood pressure medicines to take long-term.
Each person responds differently to blood pressure medicines. There are more than a dozen beta blockers your doctor can choose for you. Your doctor will work with you to find the best medicine and the lowest dose to meet your blood pressure goals. So, stick with the plan and take your medicine every day.
Beta blockers peak in 1 – 2 weeks!