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Table 5 Relationship between medical effect classification and medication-taking behavior and driving

From: Factors influencing changes in medication-taking and driving behavior after warnings about prescription medications that prohibit driving: an online survey

Behavior Medical effect classification
Neuropsychiatric medicines Sedatives and antianxiety medicines Antiepileptic medicines Ophthalmic medicines Antipyretics analgesics Other adrenal hormone preparations Antihistamines
  n % n % n % n % n % n % n %
1 6 4.0 3 2.1 0 0.0 2 7.1 0 0 2 15.4 2 15.4
2 4 2.6 7 4.8 2 5.0 0 0 1 7.1 0 0 1 7.7
3 6 4.0 7 4.8 3 7.5 4 14.3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
4 5 3.3 5 3.4 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 7.7 1 7.7
5 5 3.3 5 3.4 0 0.0 1 3.6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
7 8 5.3 8 5.5 2 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7.7
8 5 3.3 5 3.4 0 0.0 0 0 1 7.1 0 0 0 0.0
9 0 0.0 3 2.1 0 0.0 1 3.6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
10 34 22.5 26 17.9 4 10.0 0 0 4 28.6 4 30.8 3 23.1
11 24 15.9 20 13.8 12 30.0 8 28.6 5 35.7 1 7.7 1 7.7
12 35 23.2 37 25.5 11 27.5 7 25 2 14.3 5 38.5 3 23.1
13 14 9.3 17 11.7 5 12.5 4 14.3 1 7.1 0 0 1 7.7
14 5 3.3 2 1.4 1 2.5 1 3.6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Total 151 100.0 145 99.8 40 100.0 28 100 14 99.9 13 100 13 100
  1. Driving and Medication-Taking Behavior
  2. 1. Stop taking (using) the medication/Drive at the same frequency as before; 2. Stop taking (using) the medication/Drive slightly less frequently; 3. Stop taking (using) the medication/Stop driving altogether; 4. Take (use) a lower dose of the medication/Drive at the same frequency as before 5. Take (use) a lower dose of the medication/Drive less frequently; 6. Take (use) a lower dose of the medication/Stop driving altogether; 7. Take (use) the medication at longer intervals/Drive at the same frequency as before 8. Take (use) the medication at longer intervals/Drive slightly less frequently; 9. Take (use) the medication at longer intervals/Stop driving altogether; 10. Take (use) the medication according to physician instructions/Drive at the same frequency as before; 11. Take (use) the medication according to physician instructions/Drive slightly less frequently; 12. Take (use) the medication according to physician instructions/Stop driving altogether; 13. Consult a physician, pharmacist, or nurse; 14. Adopt another approach/Other