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Potentially Driver-Impairing Medications: Risks and Strategies for Injury Prevention

Potentially Driver-Impairing Medications: Risks and Strategies for Injury Prevention

American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine 10(1): 17-20

Impaired driving is a major cause of motor vehicle accidents, injury, and fatality. Several classes of medication have been found to affect a driver's cognition, judgment, and reaction time and may put patients at increased risk for accidents and injury. This article will explore medications with side effects posing a potential threat to drivers, including anxiolytics, sedative hypnotics, antihistamines, and antidepressants, as well as describe potential strategies for mitigating or minimizing such risks.

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Accession: 065883682

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PMID: 30202255

DOI: 10.1177/1559827615609050

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