“Drug driving” warning!Take these 7 kinds of drugs, it is best not to drive

2022-05-28 0 By

The World Health Organization (WHO) has pointed out seven types of drugs that may affect driving safety, reminding drivers to pay special attention to the “side effects and contraindications” in the instructions before taking the drugs.What are the seven classes of drugs?How should we avoid the risk of drug driving?Xiaobian this take you to understand!Taking these drugs can cause you to be “drunk behind the wheel”. “Drugged,” as the name suggests, is the phenomenon of drivers taking certain drugs that may affect safe driving.Because these drugs after taking may produce drowsiness, drowsiness, distraction, dizziness, tinnitus, blurred vision, slow reaction and other adverse reactions, it is easy to cause disasters.In the broad sense of drug driving, alcohol is actually a kind of drugs. However, both drug driving and drunk driving are described separately in studies and reports at home and abroad.This is mainly because, in addition to being more common, drunk driving can be quickly read by breath alcohol concentration or blood alcohol concentration test results, with a clear range of indicators.However, there are more varieties of drugs that may cause drug driving, and the technical requirements of detection methods are higher. Therefore, there are practical difficulties in the lack of drug screening standards and the identification of drug driving is greatly affected by human factors.So people’s awareness of drug driving needs to be improved.At present, the frequency of alcohol in drivers’ bodies in traffic accidents is decreasing, while the frequency of drugs is increasing, and drug driving is attracting more and more public attention.At present, the most known drug that may cause drug driving is Huoxiang Zhengqi Water, which contains alcohol.In addition, there are compound licorice oral solution, ten drops of water, cold cough syrup and other preparations contain alcohol.Some people like to drink medicinal liquor, which is made of traditional Chinese medicine soaked in 75% alcohol. It can also be a hidden danger of drug driving or drunk driving.In addition to the preparation reason, there are some drugs, because of their own pharmacological effect, will produce adverse reactions affect driving safety.The World Health Organization lists seven major categories of drugs that may affect safe driving, and suggests that driving should be banned after taking these drugs.These drugs are also very common in our daily life, including sedative-hypnotics such as Zolpidem, diazepam and ezolam, which can cause dizziness, sleepiness, blurred vision and decreased concentration.Antiepileptic drugs such as carbamazepine and phenytoin can cause dizziness, headache and sleepiness.Allergy drugs such as chlorpheniramine can also cause drowsiness.Antipyretic and analgesic drugs such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen can produce headaches, dizziness and visual disturbances.Cough medicines, such as dextromethorphan, can cause drowsiness and dizziness.Antihypertensive drugs such as nifedipine can cause headaches, dizziness, drowsiness and low blood pressure.Hypoglycemic drugs, such as glibenclamide, may produce hypoglycemia, which can lead to seizures, coma, and confusion.These drugs have an even stronger effect on the nervous system than alcohol.It is worth noting that in addition to western medicines, some Chinese medicines may also have drug driving risks. For example, gastrodia elata contains gastrodin, which has significant sedative and hypnotic effects.Ginseng has anti-fatigue effect, but long-term use is easy to fidgety phenomenon.No matter what kind of drugs, they must be used in accordance with the drug instructions or under the guidance of doctors. Improper drug use will cause the occurrence of adverse events including drug driving.Overdosing involves overdosing or self-increasing frequency of medication.Many effects of drugs are positively correlated with dose, and overdosage will increase the probability of adverse drug reactions.Repeat medication for example, some cold medicines are compound preparations, containing acetaminophen, pseudoephedrine, chlorphenamine, etc., which are easy to make people sleepy.If a cough suppressant is taken at the same time, especially in a combination formulation, some of the ingredients may be duplicated, making people unknowingly take more of the medicine.The interaction between drugs and drugs may also affect their effects on the human body. Randomly increasing the type of drugs will also increase the probability of adverse drug reactions.Both professional drivers and the general public should avoid driving while taking the drug for at least 6-8 hours.In unavoidable cases, if drowsiness, drowsiness, distraction, slow reaction, dizziness, tinnitus, blurred vision, difficulty in color discrimination, poor orientation and other conditions occur after taking the drug, the driving behavior should be stopped immediately.It generally takes three to five half-lives for the drug to be completely cleared from the body.The half-life is the time it takes from the time a drug is taken to the time when its concentration in the body drops to half its maximum concentration.If that’s hard to do in practice, the drug’s blood level in the body should at least drop to a certain level before driving.Drugs are different from drugs, and the time it takes for blood levels to drop is not exactly the same.But generally it takes at least 6-8 hours to get behind the wheel.To avoid drug driving, we should pay attention to the following points in our daily life: 1.When seeing a doctor in a hospital, you should actively inform the doctor that you need to drive and ask the doctor to avoid using drugs that may have adverse effects on the driver.Tell your doctor if you are taking any medications.2. Be sure to read the instructions before taking the medicine. There will be notes and taboos in some drug instructions that “after taking the medicine, do not drive the machine, car, boat, engage in aerial work, mechanical work and operation of precision instruments”.3. You can consult the pharmacist about whether you can drive a car after taking medicine when you visit a hospital or buy medicine in a pharmacy.Most importantly, awareness of the risks of drug driving should be raised.Drug specifications are compiled and revised according to the statistical results of trials and post-clinical evaluation in the course of carefully designed clinical trials, long-term or large-scale clinical use. Data is the most powerful proof, so don’t take chances.Source: Beijing Youth Daily