Medicine Sick Day Guidance

When you are unwell with any 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: names ending in "pril" e.g Lisinopril, Ramipril, Perindopril

- ARBs: medicine names ending in "sartan" e.g Losartan, Candesartan, Valsartan

- NSAIDs: anti-inflammatory pain killers e.g Ibuprofen, Diclofenac, Naproxen

- Diuretics: sometimes called "water pills" e.g Furosemide, Spironolactone, Indapamide, Bendroflumethiazide

- Metformin: a medicine for diabetes



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