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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.

 
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