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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: medicine 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)

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