Patients taking stable doses of morphine may driveBMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7022.56a (Published 06 January 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:56
- A M Smith
- Director of studies St Christopher's Hospice, London SE26 6DZ
EDITOR,—A guide for medical practitioners published by the Medical Commission on Accident Prevention, Medical Aspects of Fitness to Drive, has been widely distributed within the medical profession.1 In a section on drugs acting on the central nervous system it states that “the more powerful narcotic analgesics such as morphine produced marked sedation and patients requiring them should not drive.” This has important implications for the quality of life …
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