Did you know that drivers with allergies are similar to drunk drivers. Many drivers with allergies know that they spend half their time sneezing, rubbing itchy eyes and wiping their noses. They know all too well the reality of hay fever and the allergies that strikes both in spring and fall.
Whether you're taking Alegra, Benadryl, Claritin...anything all the way to Zyrtec, the important thing is to remember to check the product's warning label. News accounts about drivers compromised by their medications are increasing and that's because people are not taking enough time to understand the meds they're taking.
Antihistamines will make you drowsy. Here's just one example from what Zyrtec advises: "Zyrtec may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert. Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of Zyrtec. Tell your doctor if you regularly use other medicines that make you sleepy (such as other cold or allergy medicine, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety). They can add to sleepiness caused by Zyrtec