Blog

Pharmacy 4 Life now on Twitter July 01, 2015 17:36

Pharmacy 4 Life is now on twitter join in the conversation and follow us for all the latest products, information and updates you can find us by using @pharmacy4_Life we post all our regular news and reviews along with special offers. Keep an eye out for our Facebook page coming soon keep checking our Blog for details.

Drugs and driving: blood concentration limits set for certain drugs February 17, 2015 11:48

We remind you that a new offence will be enforced from 2 March 2015 in England and Wales. Talk to patients who are on medicines with potential to impair driving and discuss the patient leaflet advice.

In July 2014 we informed you of a new offence of driving with certain medicines above specified limits in the blood. This new offence will be enforced from 2 March 2015 in England and Wales.1 The new offence does not replace any existing offences of driving whilst impaired by drugs, including licensed medicines.

Advice for healthcare professionals

Any condition requiring medical treatment may itself pose a risk to driving ability if left untreated. Therefore it is important for patients to continue their treatment.

Advice to give to patients:

  • it is against the law to drive if your driving ability is impaired by any medicine
  • if you are taking your medicine as directed and your driving is not impaired, then you are not breaking the law
  • check the leaflet that comes with your medicine for information on how your medicine may affect your driving ability
  • do not drive while taking this medicine until you know how it affects you
  • do not drive if you feel sleepy, dizzy, unable to concentrate or make decisions, or if you have blurred or double vision

Further information

Information leaflet to give to patients

Information for the public from the Department for Transport

Additional guidance for healthcare professionals from the Department for Transport

Article citation: Drug Safety Update volume 8 issue 7, February 2015

http://pharmacy4life.myshopify.com/blogs/news


Back to the top
Sale

Unavailable

Sold Out