Medicine Sick Day Rules

Medicine Sick Day Rule

When you are unwell with ay of the following:

  • Vomiting or 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, lisinopril, perindopril, Ramipril
  • ARBs : medicine names ending in "sartan" eg, losartan, candesartan, valsartan
  • NSAIDs : anti-inflammatory pain killers eg, ibuprofen, diclofenac, naproxen
  • Diuretics : sometines called "water pills" eg, furosemide, spironolactone, indapamide, bendroflumethiazise
  • Metformin : a medicine for diabetes

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