Although a doctor prescribes them, several medications can alter your driving ability, depending on age, sensitivity, tolerance, psycho-physical state, etc. The way to know if that pill you are taking can cause problems when driving is to read the medication label and its dosage; But we know that many patients do not, so we leave this series of tips.
What can cause certain medications?
Some of the most important effects are:
Drowsiness and other sleep disorders
Alterations of the sense of sight
Alterations of the sense of hearing
Alterations of the sense of balance
Changes in blood glucose level
What are the remedies you don’t have to take when driving?
Benzodiazepine drugs: They cause sedation and drowsiness that negatively affect psychomotor tests. The potential danger is usually higher the morning after taking the medication, especially in the first weeks of treatment.
Antidepressants: They affect driving, especially because they have a sedative action, reducing attention and alertness. Tricyclic antidepressants carry a higher risk.
Opioid analgesics: They affect psychomotor and cognitive functions. General anesthetics also affect driving. It is not recommended to drive after 24 hours of sedation or general anesthesia.
Type H1 antihistamines: Those first-generation medications used for allergic reactions and influenza affect driving because they have a sedative effect.
Antiepileptic: may cause cognitive disorders.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories: widely used for muscular or rheumatic pain, anesthetics, and relaxants can affect, especially the sense of sight, attention, and cause drowsiness. The latter can also cause decreased muscle tone and dizziness.
Hypoglycemic agents (to treat diabetes): they can cause a drop in sugar levels that affect the ability of patients to drive, causing drowsiness and decreased the ability to react.
It recommended that the patient find out what effects his medication can cause before sitting behind the wheel. Do you take any medication? Did he check that he has no interactions with your driving skills? In this situation, it is possible to turn on your 3157 led bulb low beam in a wrong way that causes oncoming traffic to the opposite drivers. Be careful while taking the above pills, you’d better not to drive.