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Macmillan Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. Macmillan provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care is a UK charity dedicated to the care of people with terminal cancer and other illnesses. Over the financial year 2010/11, we reached a total of 31,799 patients

Youth Health Talk

YouthHealthTalk
Youthhealthtalk enables young people, their family and friends, and professionals such as doctors and teachers to understand young people's experiences of health, illness and life in general. The website feature real-life accounts of issues such as effect on work and education, social life and relationships, consulting health professionals and treatment.

Medicines - When Not To Take

MEDICINE SICK DAY RULES

When you are unwell with any of the following:




    • Vomitting and Diarrhoea (unless only minor)


    • Fevers, sweats and shaking



 

THEN STOP TAKING THE MEDICINES LISTED BELOW

Restart when you are well (after 24-48 hours of eating and drinking normally)

If you are in any doubt, contact your pharmacist, GP or nurse

 

MEDICINES TO STOP ON SICK DAYS

ACE Inhibitors: medicine names ending in "pril"

eg: Lisiniopril, Perindopril, Ramipril

ARBs: medicine names ending in "sartan"

eg: Losartan, Candesartan, Valsartan

NSAIDs: anti-inflmmatory pain killers

eg: Ibuprofen, Diclofenac, Naproxen

Diuretics: sometimes called "water pills"

eg: Furosemide, Spironolactone, Indapamide, Bendroflumethiazide

Metformin: a medicine for diabetes



 
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