Thrown for a Loop By Allergies

Antihistimines as dangerous to drivers as alcohol

(HealthDayNews) -- If you have seasonal allergies to pollen or other environmental substances, chances are you have tried over-the-counter medications to stop those sneezing fits and other symptoms.

And maybe you didn't think much about that warning on the label that anthistimines can make you drowsy. Well, a study in the March 2000 edition of the Annals of Internal Medicine, may give you pause.

The study found that the drugs can impair driving ability as much as alcohol. So, if you take antihistamines, be careful about driving or operating heavy machinery. Or consult your doctor about possible alternative therapies.

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