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Prescription Drugs Can Lead to Drugged Driving Charges


Oftentimes people assume that because a drug is prescribed, it is okay to drive on them. There are some prescription drugs that you should not take before driving and there are some that you should monitor. Prescription drugs can cause various reactions in people that can affect their driving, such as:

  • Fatigue
  • Blurry vision
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Fainting

It can be incredibly dangerous to drive with any of these symptoms. Even if one medication does not cause this, combining medications can. It is important to avoid these reactions so you should speak with a doctor before you drive on medication. While many medications are safe to drive on, some are not and you need to determine how your body reacts to your prescription drug. Test out the drug before getting behind the wheel of a car. If you have severe effects, your doctor may be able to help minimize the impact and make it so you can drive safely. To do so they may do any of the following:

  • Change the dose that you take
  • Change the amount of time you wait between doses
  • Change your medication to something else

Your safety is important and driving on prescription drugs can lead to accidents and injuries if not done cautiously. There are some medications that you should not drive on at all. If you have prescriptions for tranquilizers, narcotic pain pills, or sleeping medication, it is not wise to drive after taking them. Also, some antidepressants, cough medicines, and antihistamines can negatively affect your driving. If you are involved in an accident and your driving is impaired by prescription drugs, you may be charged with drugged driving. If you have any questions about drugged driving charges or any other type of drug charge, contact MayesTelles PLLC. Our drug lawyers offer a free consultation so do not hesitate to call now!

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