Blood test

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My doctor told me I needed a blood test a week after starting to take Ramipril. I had one booked for the end of October anyway. Should wait till a week before this test to start taking the Ramipril, or can I start right away. 

?I took my blood pressure and it is high, so I am worried about waiting,

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    I don't know why your doctor wanted a blood test a week after starting the Rampiril. I'd contact him/her to find out.

    The key wording here is..."blood test a week after starting to take Rampiril". I'd be inclined to take the Rampiril then go have the blood test. If you're still in doubt...call the Dr.

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    Hi Morenna,

    The reason for the blood test is because Ramipril can affect kidney function. I always have a test done the week after increasing a dose & so far no issues other than dizziness. I take this med before I go to bed which resolves the dizzy issue. I would definitely speak to your GP about when to start taking Ramipril as if your BP is quite high, it is a danger to your health. The quicker you get it lowered the better. Hope this helps.

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