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Title: OVER THE COUNTER DRUGS CAN GET YOU BUSTED


1
  • OVER THE COUNTER DRUGS CAN GET YOU BUSTED

2
What is Drugged Driving?
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Get the Right AdviseMeds and DrivingDont Mix
4
Medicines or Supplements Can cause a
variety of reactions.
5
Sedating Antidepressants
  • Equal to driving drunk.
  • Should not be used ten hours prior to driving.

6
Antihistamines
  • Slows down reaction time.
  • Impairs coordination.
  • Causes Drowsiness.
  • Example Chlorpheniramine, Diphendydramine,
    Promethazine, Triprolidine.

7
Decongestants
  • Drowsiness (Drowsy drivers are responsible for an
    estimated 100,000 traffic crashes and 1500 deaths
    per year).
  • Anxiety.
  • Dizziness.

8
Other Over the Counter Meds
  • Cold and Cough Medications.
  • Antihistamines.
  • Motion sickness pills.
  • Decongestants.
  • Diuretics.

9
Have you just taken an Over the Counter Drug?
  • Did you read the label?
  • Does it cause drowsiness?
  • Am I able to drive?

10
University of Iowa Research
  • 39 million Americans suffer from
  • Hay Fever or Allergies.
  • Only 4.8 million take prescription medication.
  • Others go without treatment or they treat
    themselves with over-the-counter medication.

11
DiscussionDrugs can impair our bodiesin a
variety of ways.Can you name some
impairments?
12
Impairments
  • Blurred vision.
  • Excitable.
  • Alter depth perception.
  • See or hearing things.
  • Raised or lowered blood pressure.
  • Sleepy.
  • Dizzy.

13
Impairments (cont.)
  • Fainting.
  • Nauseated.
  • Effects reaction time.
  • Concentration..

14
Always read your Consumer Medical Information
Sheet(CMI)
  • Need to find a CMI?

15
Monitor Yourself
  • Know your body reactions.
  • Keep track of how you feel on new medications.

16
Medications can have a positive or negative
effect on your driving ability.
17
Over-the-Counter Drugs can Reduce your Driving
Ability
  • Antihistamines
  • Drowsiness.
  • Poor Concentration.
  • Cold Remedies
  • Cold Tablets.
  • Cough Syrups.
  • Sleeping Pills.

18
RCW 46.61.502(1)A person is guilty of driving
under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any
drug if the person drives a vehicle within this
state.
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Other Drugs and Stimulants that can Effect your
Driving
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Common Stimulants
  • Slimming Pills.
  • Sleeping Pills.
  • (Tylenol PM)
  • Cold and Flu Medication.
  • (Tylenol Cold and Flu)
  • Decongestants.
  • (Sudafed, Benadryl, Codral)

21
Side Effects from Stimulants
  • Impaired Co-ordination.
  • Aggressiveness.
  • Hyperactivity.
  • Hallucinations.
  • Blurred Vision.
  • Dizziness.
  • Fainting or feeling fatigued.

22
Depressants
  • Cough Mixtures (Benadryl Original).
  • Allergy Medications (Actifed).
  • Anti depressants.
  • Antihistamines (Actifed).

23
Side Effects of Depressants
  • Impaired Co-ordination Reaction Time Alertness.
  • Memory Loss.
  • Dizziness.
  • Fatigue.
  • Nausea.
  • Tremors.

24
Extra Care Taken
  • Sleeping Difficulties.
  • Anxiety, Depression and Stress.
  • Allergies and Hay Fever.
  • Arthritis.
  • Blood Pressure.
  • Fluid Retention.

25
Extra Care Taken (cont.)
  • Nausea.
  • Stomach Problems.
  • Diabetes.
  • Herbal or Naturopathic Remedies.

26
Herbal or Naturopathic Remedies are not
regulated by the Food and Drug
Administration(FDA)
27
Before using Herbal Supplements
  • Ask yourself these questions
  • What kind of research has been done on this
    product?
  • Does this product make outrageous claims?
  • Avoid products that make promises that no product
    can possibly live up to.

28
No Herbal Supplement can Cure
  • Cancer.
  • Give us the Fountain of Youth.
  • Weight Loss Miracles.
  • Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it
    probably is.

29
Some common Herbal Supplements
  • St. Johns Wort used for depression. If you eat
    certain foods (chocolate, wine, yogurt, salami,
    smoked or pickled foods), or take certain
    medicines (cold or hay fever pills, diet pills,
    nasal decongestants) the chemical reaction could
    cause high blood pressure and nausea.

30
Herbal Supplements (cont.)
  • Passionflower used to encourage sleep.
  • Side effects can cause bleeding when used with
    oral anticoagulant therapy (warfin/coumadin).

31
Herbal Supplements (cont.)
  • Melatonin used for sleep problems.
  • Side effects can cause confusion, problems
    sleeping, seizures and headaches.

32
Consequences for Driving Under the Influenceof
Drugs
  • Costs large amounts of money.
  • Embarrassment.
  • Possible injury or death.
  • The risks are not worth it!

33
Show DVD
  • Drivers Alert Over the Counter Drugs

34
Summary
  • You are in charge of yourself.
  • Talk with your physician and pharmacist
  • Read the labels. Check for side effects.
  • Give your body time to adjust to new medications.
  • Do not Doctor yourself.
  • Be responsible. Dont Drug and Drive

35
DRUGGED DRIVING IS A DANGEROUS ACTIVITY THAT
PUTS US ALL AT RISK
36
Evaluation
  • Identify some over-the-counter medications that
    could impair your driving abilities?
  • Answer Slimming Pills Cold and Flu Medication
    Antihistamines Allergy Medications Sleeping
    Medications.

37
Evaluation (cont.)
  • List three symptoms that could impair your
    driving ability?
  • Answer Drowsiness Dizziness Blurred Vision
    Nausea Fatigue.
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