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Over-the-Counter Drugs to Avoid While Driving

Everyone knows the dangers associated with driving after drinking, taking recreation drugs, or using prescriptions medications, but many people forget that some very common over-the-counter medications can be dangerous as well. Fatigue and drowsiness caused by these medications can affect a driver as much as alcohol can.

If you or a loved one has suffered property damage or injury in an accident caused by a driver who was under the influence of over-the-counter drugs, you may be eligible for financial compensation for medical expenses or emotional trauma inflicted by the accident. Contact an experienced Madison car accident attorney from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 to discuss your legal options.

Some Potentially Dangerous Over-the-Counter Medications

Like prescription drugs, many over-the-counter medications can cause side effects like drowsiness or fatigue. They will also post a list of potential side effects and necessary warnings on the label. Some over-the-counter medications to avoid while driving include:

  • antihistamines
  • certain allergy medications
  • most cough syrups
  • any nighttime cold or flu medicines
  • melatonin
  • medicines with added sleep aids, such as Tylenol PM

When a person ignores the potential side effects of a medication and decides to drive, he or she puts everyone on the road at risk.

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If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident caused by a driver under the influence of over-the-counter drugs, you could be eligible for financial compensation. Call a car accident lawyer from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874.

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