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Medicine Sick Day Rules

When you are unwell with any of the following:

  • Vomiting or diarrhoea (unless only minor)
  • Fevers, sweats shaking

Then STOP taking the medicines listed here. Restart when you are well (after 24-48 hours of eating and drinking normally). If you are in any doubt, please contact us or your pharmacist.

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: Sometimes called 'water pills' eg furosemide, spironolactone, indapamide, bendroflumethiazide

Metformin: A medicine for diabetes 



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