MEDICINE SICK DAY RULES
When you are unwell with any of the following:
- Vomiting and Diarrhoea - unless only minor
- Fevers, sweats and shaking
THEN STOP TAKING THE MEDICINES LISTED BELOW
Restart when you are well (after 24-48 hours of eating and drinking normally)
If you are in any doubt, contact your pharmacist, GP or nurse
MEDICINES TO STOP ON SICK DAYS
ACE Inhibitors: medicine names ending in "pril"
eg: Lisiniopril, Perindopril, Ramipril
ARBs: medicine names ending in "sartan"
eg: Losartan, Candesartan, Valsartan
NSAIDs: anti-inflmmatory pain killers
eg: Ibuprofen, Diclofenac, Naproxen
Diuretics: sometimes called "water pills"
eg: Furosemide, Spironolactone, Indapamide, Bendroflumethiazide
Metformin: a medicine for diabetes