How long does it take blood pressure medication to bring pressure down?
As early as 30 minutes.
Nope. Doesn't matter what your age is, your blood pressure should be down around 120/70 or 120/80. Both of your numbers are high, which means you need to see a doctor about starting a blood pressure lowering regimen. You'll probably start with diet and exercise, but you might have to take medication to lower the blood pressure so you won't have a stroke or heart attack.