DRUGS AND DRIVING

DRUGS AND DRIVING

DRUGS AND DRIVING

Increased attention is required, or even avoidance of driving, for those who take drugs that affect their driving ability.

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Increased caution, or even avoidance of driving, is required for those taking medications that affect their driving ability.

The main categories of drugs that are proven to affect the ability to drive are:

    • Antihistamines (taken to fight allergies, bronchial asthma, etc.).
    • Antiemetics (taken for colds etc. and cause, among other things, drowsiness and inability to concentrate).
    • Antihypertensives (taken to combat hypertension, with significant side effects such as vertigo, fainting, fatigue, drowsiness, etc.).
    • Antidiabetics (such as insulin and other equivalents, which can cause symptoms of hypoglycemia, with implications for driving).
    • Antipsychotics (taken to treat mental illness - dangerous to drive).
    • Anticonvulsants (they significantly affect driving, for this reason in the event of epileptic seizures, driving must be stopped, until the attending physician recommends it again)
    • Anesthetics (even if you have undergone a minor procedure / minor surgery, avoid driving for at least 24 hours).

Because every drug and medication has side effects that reduce and affect the ability to drive, for any medicine we must consult our doctor exclusively, in order to be safe while driving.

To always follow the instructions for use and read the warnings about the composition of the drugs.

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