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Driving Under the Influence of Prescription Drugs

Since you were old enough to understand what you were watching on television, you likely got the message through countless PSAs that driving while under the influence of alcohol is extremely dangerous and often deadly. It easily follows that driving under the influence of illegal substances such as cocaine or marijuana extremely dangerous. One thing that is not usually touched on, however, is the danger of driving under the influence of certain prescription medications.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident involving a driver who you believe was not fit to drive because of prescription drug use, contact the Madison DUI accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874.

Which Prescription Drugs are Dangerous

If you are scratching your head wondering whether or not it is safe to take the routine anti-biotic for a sinus infection you recently picked up and drive to work, you need to be aware of what types of prescription drugs are unsafe. Certain drugs can also eventually be safe to drive while taking once you know what their individual effects will be on your mental state. Drugs that can cause tiredness, blurred vision, hindered coordination and other side-effects that can lead to car crashes include:

  • Pain killers which are opiates
  • Certain medications for anxiety
  • Certain anti-histamines for allergies
  • A number of other drugs

Contact Us

To always be safe, check with you pharmacist before you take any prescription drug and drive. If you or a loved one has been severely injured in a car accident caused by an individual who was under the influence of a mind altering prescription medication, contact the Madison car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874.

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