Category Archives: Drugged Driving

Venlafaxine (Effexor) Discontinuation Hazardous to Driving

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Venlafaxine (Effexor), an antidepressant often prescribed for generalized and social anxiety disorder, has been found to cause severe discontinuation or withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms may be abrupt in onset, manifesting within hours of missing or reducing a single dose. Patients taking this medication should be advised to not drive if they are discontinuing use or have inadvertently skipped a dose. Read more…

Recreational Use of Pot: Not Behind the Wheel

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The issue of legalization of pot in Missouri t may be headed towards voter referendum in November 2014. Regardless of where you might weigh in on this controversial subject, one fact is clear: pot usage while driving is dangerous. Casual references to pot as “harmless” and “recreational” may give some drivers–especially teenagers–the idea that driving while high is not a big deal. Read more…