Dangers of Driving While Using Medications

blurry-drivingUsing a prescription medication helps the body when problems occur. Many medications reduce the symptoms of health conditions while an individual recovers. The primary problem associated with using a medication is the way the body reacts to the drug. Due to the way that prescriptions impact the body, some individuals hire California criminal defense lawyers when a problem arises while driving a car.

Dangers of Driving Under the Influence of Prescriptions

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or the FDA, individuals must be certain that a medication will not cause complications when driving. Since some over-the-counter and prescription drugs cause potentially dangerous side effects, individuals should never operate a vehicle without first discussing the potential dangers with a medical doctor.

Common side effects that cause problems while driving include:

  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Light-headedness
  • Poor attention, particularly when a medication causes a lack of focus
  • Vision problems
  • Fainting spells
  • Poor reaction times or slow movements

Side effects vary between medications and some side effects only occur when individuals use more than one medication, explains the FDA. Pay attention to any warning labels on a medication before driving a car to limit the risks.

Hiring a Lawyer After Being Pulled Over

California criminal defense lawyers offer services when an individual faces any legal complications after being pulled over and charged with driving under the influence of a drug. Since certain medications and over-the-counter drugs cause problems with physical health and abilities, individuals do not always understand the reasons for criminal charges. A lawyer can help determine an appropriate course of action based on the situation.

Medications help individuals heal or alleviate symptoms of physical ailments, but that does not mean that individuals can drive after using a prescription or over-the-counter drug. When charges do occur after using a medication, discuss your situation with a criminal defense lawyer with the Law Offices of Lawrence Wolf. Call now at (310) 277-1707, or visit our website today: http://www.youareinnocent.com.

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