Active life of blood pressure pills

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Although 80 my blood pressure has always been good except at the doctors(white coat syndrom).

I have just finished 7 months of (folfox) chemo for colon cancer when the blood pressure remained good.

However after finishing chemo the side effects especially peripheral neuropathy became much worse and I became very angry with my situation  as the oncologist gave me a bad chest cold and also  I had been led to believe side effects would go when chemo stopped. My blood pressure increased to to the165 92 level and my docter prescribed a combination pill of amlodopine and valsartan. The blood pressure reduced in a week and soon ws in the region of 114 63. However the side effects were bad and the doctor prescribed a new pill. I was on the previous pils for two months.

I reviewed my position and came to the conclusion that my anger was the problem and made a big effort to let things go.

I have been off the pills for three weeks and the readings are still very good at 120 70 .

Anybody have an idea as to how long the active life of the pills would beafterstopping them?

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    I'm not a Doctor by any means but, if you're are / were taking the pills daily then my guess would be circa 24hours or less! Someone much more knowledgeable than me will be along in a minute :-)
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    three days and the meds would be out of your system  good luck
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    My other halfs bp will rise after 24 hours without his enalapril so I would say about24 to a maximum of 48 that's why if your on bp medication it's a must you don't miss days.
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    My other halfs bp will rise after 24 hours without his enalapril so I would say about24 to a maximum of 48 that's why if your on bp medication it's a must you don't miss days or it will spike which can be more dangerous than a higher bp
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    It can vary with each drug. I should think that the drugs you were taking are out of your system by now as you were not taking them for a prolonged period but I seem to remember that it can take three months for every trace of Candesartan to work out, for example. As you can tell from my response, I am not a doctor. Anyway, good luck with your health after all you have been through.
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