Opioid Use May Increase Car Accident Risks

January 23, 2013, Kitchener, Ontario

Posted by: Robert Deutschmann, Personal Injury Lawyer

The CBC reported today that the risk of car accident involving a visit to emergency room increases even when drivers take the lowest doeses of opioids. The Co-Aurthors of the report that appeared in JAMA Internal Medicine suggested that drivers

...should consider avoiding driving if possible and consider asking a friend or relative to drive them while completing the drug treatment. Doctors may want to warn patients about the potential for reduced driving ability.

You should discuss the side effects of all medications with your doctor or pharmacist, and take precautionary measures if required.

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