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Driving and Over-the-Counter Medications

Most people are aware of the serious dangers inherent with driving while under the influence of recreational drugs or alcohol. However, fewer people are aware that medications purchased over the counter can also have a serious impact on your ability to drive. If you have begun taking a new medicine, it is important to wait and see how it affects you before attempting to operate a motor vehicle.

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a car accident caused by a driver who was under the influence of medication, contact the San Antonio personal injury lawyers of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers at (210) 999-9999.

Medications that Can Affect Driving

Medications affect each person differently. Any over-the-counter drug could cause side effects for a certain individual that would make driving dangerous. However, some of these medications are more likely to cause problems than others. These include:

  • Antihistamines such as Benadryl, which can cause drowsiness
  • Decongestants containing pseudoephedrine, which can cause anxiety or “jitteriness”
  • Nighttime cold and flu medications, which often cause drowsiness

Always check for warnings printed on medication bottles before taking a new drug. If a medication makes you drowsy or disoriented, or otherwise influences your state of mind, avoid driving while you are taking it.

Contact Us

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a car accident caused by a driver who was under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or over-the-counter medication, you may have grounds for legal action. Contact the San Antonio personal injury lawyers of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers at (210) 999-9999.

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