Two-thirds of older adults take at least 5 medications a day, including supplements and prescription and over-the-counter drugs.
Some medications, alone or in combination with other drugs, can affect driving. The more medications a person takes, the more likely they are to have side effects that can affect driving, like drowsiness, blurred vision or attention problems.
Common medications that can affect driving include:
Other medications can also affect driving. Pharmacists or other health professionals can do thorough medication reviews, identifying any drugs that can affect driving and suggest changes to support safe driving.