Medication and driving

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Medication and driving 
Taking certain kinds of medication, whether prescription or over-the-counter, may be incompatible with safe driving. Some medication can affect concentration, vision, physical coordination and behaviour. 
Furthermore, ceasing to take prescribed medication without your physician’s authorization may also be incompatible with safe driving. For example, driving without taking your diabetes or epilepsy medication could be dangerous for your safety and the safety of other road users. 
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It is therefore important to carefully read the warnings on the packaging and to ask your doctor or pharmacist for information on the effects of medication on driving.
 If you are taking new medication or if your dosage has changed, take the time to observe its effects before taking the wheel. Note that alcohol, even in small quantities, can increase the harmful effects of medication on driving.
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