THE EFFECT OF MEDAZEPAM AND ALCOHOL ON COGNITIVE AND MOTOR SKILLS USED IN CAR DRIVING

Questionnaires, motor-skill and cognitive tests were given to three groups of 12 healthy young men after administration of either 0, 10 or 20 mg of medazepan (Nobrium). Tests were given both before and after experimental intoxication with 1 ml/kg bodyweight of diluted ethanol. On most tests medazepam did not interact with alcohol: no synergistic or antagonistic drug reaction was observed. A greater subjective fatigue rating by the drug groups was not confirmed by objective measures. The use of psychoactive drugs with ambulant patients is discussed and it is concluded that medazepam medication has no detrimental effect on driving ability. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This project was sponsored by Roche Products Proprietary Limited and conducted at Western Australia University, Department of Psychology, Nedlands, Australia.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Springer Verlag

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  • Authors:
    • Landauer, A A
    • Pocock, D A
    • Prott, F W
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 159-168
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00098819
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM