Perindopril 2mg Tablets

Last Wednesday my renal consultant (I have Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease) put me on ACE inhibitors, which are a drug that have the side-effect of reducing one’s blood pressure.

Today Jane picked them up from the chemist. But I’ve just read the instructions:

ONE tablet to be taken in the MORNING
Take 30-60 minutes before food.


They’ve to be taken half-an-hour to an hour BEFORE breakfast?! That’s enough to send my blood pressure sky high!!

Tomorrow morning I’m going to a training workshop on “writing for the web” somewhere west of Glasgow, but east of New York. Which will mean leaving the house at 05:30.

That means that I’ll need to get up somewhere between 04:00 and 04:30 just in order to pop a pill. What a healthy way to begin!