Potentially Driver-Impairing Medications

Risks and Strategies for Injury Prevention

Timothy Ivers, Nicole D. White

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Abstract

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
Pages (from-to)17-20
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

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Histamine Antagonists
Anti-Anxiety Agents
Wounds and Injuries
Motor Vehicles
Hypnotics and Sedatives
Cognition
Antidepressive Agents

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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Potentially Driver-Impairing Medications : Risks and Strategies for Injury Prevention. / Ivers, Timothy; White, Nicole D.

In: American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, Vol. 10, No. 1, 01.01.2016, p. 17-20.

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