Medication Sick Day Rules

When you are unwell with:

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

Then STOP taking the following medicines:

  • ACE medicine name ends in –pril eg Lisinopril, Ramipril, Perindopril
  • ARB medicine name ends in –sartan eg Candesartan, Losartan, Valsartan
  • NSAID anti-inflammatory painkillers eg Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Diclofenac
  • Diuretics or water tablets eg Furosemide, Bendroflumethiazide, Indapamide, Spironolactone
  • Metformin

Restart when you are well (24 hours of drinking normally) If in doubt ask your pharmacist or GP.