SICK DAY RULES – JULY 2015
When you are unwell with any of the following:;
Vomiting or diarrhoea lasting over 12 hours (unless only minor) / Fevers, sweats, shakes
Then STOP taking the medicines listed below.
Restart when you are well (after 24-48 hours of eating & drinking normally).
ACE INHIBITORS: medicines ending in “pril” eg lisinopril, perindopril, ramipril
ARBs: medicines 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, bendroflumethazide
METFORMIN: a medicine for diabetes
If you become acutely ill – please be advised to increase fluid intake and avoid these medications as outlined.
If in any doubt, contact Meadowbridge Surgery on 028 93353454 or speak to your pharmacist.