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dollymay | 18:21 Tue 18th Aug 2020 | Body & Soul
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I have been prescribed Ramipril/Indapamide for high blood pressure, with no problems, for a couple of years. However I have received texts and phone calls from the surgery saying that I need to have a blood test (non fasting) and no further repeat prescriptions will be issued until this is done. No-one I have spoken to there can tell me what the blood test is for. I dont want to make an appointment with a doctor to find out, as it takes so long, meanwhile it is getting close to when my prescription runs out. I do resent a bit having to have a medical procedure, and visit the surgery, without knowing why, but have no choice. Can anyone tell me what the blood test is likely to be looking for??

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I too am on similar medication. My GP has me in annually for blood pressure check and blood tests. These are mainly to establish if the drugs are affecting Liver and kidney function or causing any other problems.
18:31 Tue 18th Aug 2020
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Ps: update: I have just been for the blood test and the nurse was very helpful explaining why it was being done. It is, as suggested by AB's, routine to see if the medication was having an adverse affect on liver/kidney function. Also they will check cloresterol and, I think, potassium levels. They should be tested every year apparently. Thanks everyone.
Good...glad it's over with and your mind is at rest.
Glad you're sorted now.
To Barry
No I take Perindropil (spelling might be wrong)! Sorry for late answer.

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