Drivers can never take the following drugs, even with a prescription:
- Insulin to control diabetes
- Anti-Seizure medications
- Any other habit-forming drugs or those that affect safe driving ability
The effects and/or side effects of herbs, supplements, and legally prescribed medications may interfere with safe driving. A driver may experience the following:
- An altered state of alertness, attention, or temporary confusion;
- Physical symptoms such as low blood pressure or increased bleeding that may lead to incapacitation.
Exception: The prescribing doctor documents that the driver is safe to be a commercial driver while taking the medication. The medical examiner may, (does not have to) certify the driver. The medical examiner will make his/her own determination and may request a letter from the prescribing doctor.
Check back next week for more information about a DOT physical!