Driving Under the Influence of Over-the-Counter Drugs

Many responsible individuals do not realize that driving under the influence of over-the-counter drugs can be as serious a crime as drinking alcohol and driving. The reason for this is that driving while impaired by any substance – whether legal or illegal – poses a serious danger to everyone on the road. While prescribed medications are often believed to be more dangerous than those available over-the-counter, the reality is that all medications carry with them a certain degree of risk.

It is important to realize that medication purchased in a legal manner can still impair your abilities to act, react, and make proper judgments while driving. If you or a loved one has been accused of driving while under the influence of over-the-counter drugs, contact the Dallas DUI defense lawyers of the Law Office of Mark T. Lassiter at (214) 845-7007.

Over the Counter Drugs and Impairment

The following is a list of common over-the-counter drugs that may cause impairment to individuals behind the wheel:

  • Cold and flu medication
  • Antihistamines
  • Pain medication
  • Allergy medicine
  • Motion sickness drugs
  • Sedatives

If you are taking medication of any kind, it is wise to consider the effects of the medication before getting behind the wheel. Medicine purchased over-the-counter may cause significant impairment to individuals of all ages, sizes, and driving experience levels.

Contact Us

If you have been charged with driving under the influence of over-the-counter medication, contact the Dallas DUI lawyers of the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter at (214) 845-7007 to discuss your legal options.


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