Medicine Sick Day Rules
When should you stop taking your medications?
If you are unwell with any of the following:
- Vomiting or diarrhoea (unless only minor)
- Fever, sweats and shaking
Then Check with your nurse or GP to see if you need to consider STOPPING taking the medications listed here. Restart when you are well (after 24-48 hours of eating and drinking normally).
- ACE Inhibitors: Medicine names ending in pril e.g. Ramipril, lisinopril
- ARBs: Medicines ending in 'sartan' e.g. Candesartan, Losartan and valsartan
- NSAIDS: Anti-inflammatory painkillers e.g. Ibuprofen, diclofenac and naproxen
- Diuretics: (water tablets) e.g. Furosemide, Indapamide, bendroflumethiazide, spironolactone
- Metfomin: A medicine for Diabetes
Arthritis Assessment Questionnaires
If you have arthritis affecting your hip or knee, your GP might ask you to complete a questionnaire which assesses how your symptoms are impacting on your life. Please print and bring to your consultation.
Oxford Hip Score
Oxford Knee Score
Assessment of Snoring and Sleep Apnoea
Your GP may ask you to complete this score if you or they suspect you have Obstructive Sleep Apnoea or if you report some or all of the following symptoms; excessive daytime sleepiness, suddenly waking up breathless or someone has noticed you have gaps in your breathing at night. Please print or make a note of your score and bring to your appointment.
Epworth Sleepiness Scale