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

Timothy Ivers, Nicole D. White

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-20
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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