PRESCRIPTION DRUGS AND DRIVING

Your Health Minute

Patients say their doctors never told them about the effect their prescription drugs would have on their driving.

 

In Your Health Minute, many people are not aware that some prescription drugs can impair their ability to drive.

Researchers at West Virginia University surveyed over seven thousand adults.

About 15-percent of those taking sedatives or narcotics said they had not been warned by their doctor, pharmacist or medication label about the risks of driving.

An even larger percentage did not know stimulants and anti-depressants can also affect performance behind the wheel.

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