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Suggest treatment for high blood pressure

I ve been going to the doctor for the last couple days for a bladder infection and we just found out my blood pressure is 102/164, it has been like this for the last couple days. Is it safe to wait tell my blood work comes back next week to do anything about my blood pressure?
Sat, 30 Mar 2019
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Hi,
Welcome.
The reading is very high for you. It will be better if I know your age.
You have to start the medicine right now. After the blood work comes, the medicine can be changed.
We generally start our patients on Amlodipine 5mg twice daily before we know the kidney function test and than it can be changed to better drug.
Decrease salt in diet and do some exercise if possible.
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