Taking Regular Medicines Whilst You are Sick
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:
- ACE inhibitors: medicine names ending in "pril" e.g. lisinopril, perindopril, ramipril.
- ARBs: medcine 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.
Restart when you are well (after 24-48 hours of eating and drinking normally). If you are in any doubt, contact your Pharmacist or GP.
(Initially produced by NHS Highland)