Sick Day Rules

Sick Day Rules, Medicines and Dehydration
An Information Leaflet for our Patients

  • What is the potential problem?
    This leaflet will give you a list of medicines that should be temporarity stopped during a dehydrating illness.
  • Which illnesses cause dehydration?
    Dehydration is the loss of fluid from your body.
  • What actions should I take?
    If you develop a dehdrating illness, you should temporarily stop taking any medicine listed in the leaflet and any others identified by your health professional.

Click the button to download the leaflet for more information:

  • ACE Inhibitors
    A medicine for high blood pressure and heart conditions
  • ARBs
    A medicine for high blood pressure and heart conditions
  • Diuretics
    Sometimes called ‘water pills’ for excess fluid and high blood pressure
  • Metformin
    A medicine for diabetes
  • SGLT2
    A medicine for diabetes
  • NSAIDs
    Anti-inflammatory pain killers