Taking hay fever pills could land you with drug-driving charges

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It’s hay fever season, and if Brits can be united through anything, that’s having an indescribably itchy nose.

So the obvious thing to do is grab your nearest packet of hay fever tablets, enjoy the fact that your eyes have stopped running, and get on with your day.

But if your day involves driving a vehicle, perhaps you should skip out that last past.

As taking one of hay fever pills before getting in the car and hitting the road could land you with drug-driving charges, according to The Sun.

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Drowsiness could seriously affect your ability to drive [Photo: Pexels]

While we know not to drink and drive even when it’s the morning after (well, you’d hope so), many of us aren’t aware that medication like hay fever tablets can change our ability to drive too.

That’s because it can affect our hearing, vision and reaction times, so over-the-counter medication – like any drug that affects your ability to drive such as cocaine or cannabis – could land you with a criminal record if you have an accident while taking it.

So if in doubt, check the label – and you might just have to deal with some sneezing on that long car journey for now.

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