Rev. OFIL 2017, 27;2:111-118
Fecha de recepción: 20/03/2017 – Fecha de aceptación: 27/03/2017
García Muñoz S, García Martínez T, Soler Company E, Pérez Pons JC, Mengual Sendra A, Montesinos Ortí S
Servicio de Farmacia. Hospital Arnau de Vilanova-Lliria. Valencia (España)
Sergio García Muñoz
Hospital Arnau de Vilanova-Lliria
Edificio Consultas Externas. Servicio de Farmacia
C/San Clemente, 12
Correo electrónico: email@example.com
Introduction: Medications may interfere with the ability to drive vehicles because of their therapeutic effect, side effects or possible interactions with other drugs and alcohol. The aim of this study is to identify the hospital dispensing drugs that have some effect in driving vehicles and categorize them according to the methodology proposed in the DRUID project.
Material and methods: Medications dispensed at the Pharmaceutical Unit that included the driving pictogram and review of section 4.7 “Effects on ability to drive and use machines” and section 4.8 “Adverse effects” of the product information, assessing the very frequent and frequent adverse effects.
Results: A total of 158 drugs were found, of them, fifty (31.6%) were included the driving pictogram in the carton or in the section on “Prescription and Use Conditions” on the CIMA page. The resulting distribution among categories was: 29 drugs in Category I (58%), 18 drugs in Category II (36%) and 3 drugs in Category III (6%).
Conclusions: The adaptation of these drugs to the DRUID classification serves as a tool for dispensing so it is important to know which drugs have an important influence on driving and adequately inform patients.
Key Words: Accidents traffic, automobile driving, drug utilization, risk assessment, traffic, DRUID proyect.