Possible prosecution for hayfever sufferers

Høfeber syge who drive while taking medication for hayfever – either prescription drugs or over the counter remedies could face penalties for drug drving.

The warning comes from national car insurer Swinton. According to a recent survey 19% of its customers claimed that they would happily drive while taking medication regardless of any warnings on the packet.

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Under the Road Traffic Act (RTA), which does not differentiate between prescription drugs or over the counter remedies and illegal drugs, kørsel under påvirkning af stoffer - herunder receptpligtig medicin såsom dem for høfeber, herunder antihistamine tablets og steriod nasal spray, kan føre til sanktioner af mindst en år kørselsforbud eller en bøde på op til £ 5000.

Commenting on the story, Dr Chris Steele, bosiddende læge fra ITV Denne Morning, who loves HayMax and has featured it during his resident spots on This Morning as well as on several radio shows, said:

Allerede i år har vi set et rekordstort antal af mennesker, der kommer ind på kirurgi lider høfeber. Many people are not aware of the strength of some hay fever medicines and the side effects they can have including døsighed, dizziness and confusion. I would strongly recommend that if taking any medicines you should read the instructions and warnings very carefully and be extra vigilant about driving or operating any machinery.

He contunied:
Some people even take a cocktail of different medications to help alleviate their hay fever symptoms. This could react with prescription treatment you take from your doctor, så spørg på apoteket om alle de lægemidler du tager dvs.. over the counter and prescription medication.

Worryingly, the survey – of 1,500 Swinton customers – also found that 23% of motorists did not read the warnings on hay fever medicines and 18% of motorists admitted to drinking alcohol while taking hay fever drugs and then driving to work the next morning.

As reported on benzinga.com