AAA Introduces New Driving and Drug Interaction Website
If you take medications you have probably glanced at the small print where the various drug interactions and side effects are listed. But have you ever put two and two together to figure out how those side effects may affect your ability to drive? YNN reports a new AAA website, Roadwise RX, has been launched to inform drivers of just how their meds could affect their driving.
While a good many people over the age of 65 (80%) take some form of medication individuals of any age could be affected. Anti-depressants are particularly prone to producing side effects deleterious to driving. Diana Dibble AAA CNY Public Affairs Manager said,
“The intent is not for you to change what you’re taking on your own, or to change your driving habits on your own, the call to action is to have that conversation with a medical professional,”
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