Medications to stop taking when you are sick
Taking certain medications when you are unwell and dehydrated can temporarily worsen your kidney function. This list, also known as a ‘sick day medication list’, provides advice about how to take your medications if you are unwell and have become dehydrated (dry). Dehydration may occur if you are unable to drink fluid, or if you have diarrhea or vomiting.
If you cannot drink your normal amount of fluids, stop taking the medications listed below until you are able to start drinking fluids again (Contact your doctor or nurse if you have to stop taking your medications for more than 24-48 hours):
|Blood Pressure Pills||
|Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDs)||
|Diuretics (water pills)||
|Metformin (a diabetes medication)||
|Other Diabetes medications||