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Drugs and effects on the driving skills
Most of the medications that are usually taken by the elderly have effects on driving. Knowing them and informing the patients is the responsibility of health professionals.

Polypharmacy is usual among people aged 65 years or older, who need medication for several illnesses at the same time and chronically. The prescription of psychotropic drugs to elderly people is also increasing lately (antidepressants and tranquilisers).

Some medications have more or less marked effects on driving. These effects have to be taken into account when prescribing medication to senior drivers, as they have a more sensitive reaction to them.

Moreover, you should take the following aspects into account before prescribing medication:

 

 Inform the senior driver:



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