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This section has a look at both medical conditions as well as medication that would make driving unsafe.

Medical Conditions (Healthnews):

Certain health conditions can prevent you from being a safe driver. Take note of the conditions below:

  • Epilepsy.

  • Stroke or other neurological condition.

  • Loss of consciousness.

  • Vertigo.

  • Diabetes.

  • Vision loss.

  • Heart conditions.

  • Sleep disorders.

Medication (FDA):

It is best to test the medication to see its effects on you before you take to driving. Look out for the following side effects:

  • Sleepiness or drowsiness.

  • Blurred vision.

  • Dizziness.

  • Retarded movement.

  • Fainting.

  • Inability to focus or pay attention.

  • Nausea.

  • Excitability.

  • Street drugs, e.g., Marijuana.

The following medications, or combination thereof, may affect your ability to drive:

  • Opioid pain relievers.

  • Prescription drugs for anxiety (for example, benzodiazepines)

  • Anti-seizure drugs (antiepileptic drugs).

  • Antipsychotic drugs.

  • Some antidepressants.

  • Products containing codeine.

  • Some cold remedies and allergy products, such as antihistamines (both prescription and Over the Counter).

  • Sleeping medication, even the following day.

  • Muscle relaxants.

  • Medicines that treat or control symptoms of diarrhea.

  • Medicines that treat or prevent symptoms of motion sickness.

  • Diet pills, “stay awake” drugs, and other medications with stimulants (e.g., caffeine, ephedrine, pseudoephedrine).

  • Allergy medicines.

  • Cannabidiol (CBD) products.

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