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Driving Danger: OTC Medications

Most people are well aware of the myriad dangers that come with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, but many are not aware that even some over the counter drugs can greatly interfere with one’s driving ability. It may seem strange that this could be possible as many people associate over the counter with completely safe. But certain medications, especially cold medication, can be so debilitating that the effects on a driver are on par with alcohol.

A driver who takes Nyquil or similar cold medicines and gets behind the wheel can become an instant threat to any other driver on the road. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a car wreck involving a driver who was under the influence of a mind altering medication, contact the Green Bay car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874.

Types of Over the Counter Medications to Look Out for Before Driving

If you are going to drive after you ingest any medication, you should carefully read the box to find out what the potential side effects of the medication may be. Over the counter medications that are mind altering include:

  • Day time cold medication
  • Night time cold medication
  • Anti-histamines for allergies
  • Decongestants

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If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a car crash involving a driver you believe was under the influence of a mind altering drug, contact the Green Bay car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874 to speak with an experienced attorney about your legal rights and options.

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