Driving safety for those that use medications

As we age, it is possible that we will require medications to help with things like blood pressure, heart problems and more. While these medications are important for daily health, they can have an adverse effect on an individual’s driving abilities.

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To remain safe on the road, keep the following tips in mind:

  • Read and follow all instructions found on your prescription labels.
  • Speak to your doctor and pharmacist about the impact your medications may have on your driving ability.
  • Never mix medications, as this can further impact your driving ability.
  • If you are unsure about your driving ability, it’s always best to ask for help getting to and from destinations.

Being able to drive is important for your independence, but it is not worth risking your health and safety. Again, speaking to a health care professional can help you address your concerns about the impact of your medications.

 

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