DRUG USE SPECIFIC TO AGE AND POSSIBLE IMPAIRMENT OF DRIVING PERFORMANCE

ALTERSSPEZIFISCHER MEDIKAMENTENVERBRAUCH UND MOEGLICHE BEEINTRAECHTIGUNG DER FAHRLEISTUNG

Bodily changes in old people may result in a modified reaction to drugs. Certain groups of drugs frequently used for old people have negative effects on the driving aptitude of the patient. Thus drugs to lower blood pressure and to prevent rheumatism can cause side effects such as loss of consciousness, which are dangerous in traffic. Possible side effects also have to be considered if tranquilisers are prescribed. Since it is especially difficult to predict the reaction of the older patient, it is necessary to check driving aptitude after each new therapy. Additional risks arise from the interactions of the drugs with other medicaments or alcohol - these increase with age. Tables list the drugs frequently used for old people together with their possible interactions with othe miedicaments. (TRRL) covering abstract of the conference see IRRD no 311241.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Deutsches Gruenes Kreuz

    Schuhmarkt 4
    Marburg,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Schnelle, K
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • German

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  • Accession Number: 00315246
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM