IPU urge motorists to talk to their pharmacist before driving on prescription medication

first_imgThe Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU) is urging motorists to be extremely vigilant when driving and taking prescription medicines, recommending that they talk to their pharmacist to ensure they do not break the law.The call comes in response to new roadside tests being introduced in March that will check motorists for commonly prescribed medicines including diazepam (valium) and sleeping tablets.Cationa O’Riordan, a pharmacist and member of the Executive Committee of the Irish Pharmacy Union said; “It is extremely important when taking any medicines that individuals ensure that they are taking the prescribed dose.” “This is particularly so when driving, not only to ensure that they are under the legal limit but also because there can be possible side-effects from some medications, such as drowsiness, which may impact on their ability to drive safely.”“For motorists to continue to drive safely, I would strongly recommend that they read the label on their medicine, check the required dosage and the possible side-effects, and talk to their pharmacist if they have any concerns.”IPU urge motorists to talk to their pharmacist before driving on prescription medication was last modified: January 29th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:catriona o riordanipumedicationperscriptionPharmacistlast_img read more