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Can I take 4 weeks old baby for 5 hrs drive? Is it safe to keep her in car seat for long time?

Can I take 4 weeks old baby for 5 hrs drive? Is it safe to keep her in car seat for long time?

Car seats!: There is no reason that this would be unsafe.
Properly securing an appropriate car seat is vital to the baby's safety. Safe driving practices are obviously essential too! ...Read more

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My doctor has prescribed Evion 400 mg twice daily for increased sex drive. Is it safe to take 2 daily?

My doctor has prescribed Evion 400 mg twice daily for increased sex drive. Is it safe to take 2 daily?

Your Belief system: Look at the differen causes of decreased sex drive. Most of them do not require medications to rectify it. Evion is Vitamin E, a great anti- oxidant. I am not sure if it really improves sex drive, unless you change the underlying reasons causing the lack of it. No Vitamin or medication taken in excess is safe. Twice a day of Evion is OK if you believe it works for you. Introspection is better ...Read more

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How many hours is it safe to drive per day on journey?

How many hours is it safe to drive per day on journey?

Driving: Different drivers can tolerate different amount of hours, also depends on how much sleep they had prior to the trip. Advise is : when you start to yawn or feel tense or tired, pull over & rest. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drive on dayquil?

Is it safe to drive on dayquil?

Yes, it is safe: DayQuil does not cause drowsiness so it is okay to drive after taking it. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drive while on methadone?

Is it safe to drive while on methadone?

Yes: As long as you are on a stable dose and not sedated. However, if you get in an accident they will still try to blame you. ...Read more

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Can you tell me exactly when is it safe to drive after smoking a bowl?

The next day!: To be sure you're going to drive safely, just wait until the next day. No one ever lives with the regret of doing the right thing. Don't find out you shouldn't have driven by causing an accident! ...Read more

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I have cellulitis that I'm under medication for. Is it safe to drive a long trip if it hasn't completely healed?

Possibly not: The safest course of action is not to take a long driving trip until your leg is totally healed. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drive home after getting an implanon?

Is it safe to drive home after getting an implanon?

Implanon: It is safe to drive home after getting the implanon. You may have a tight bandage wrapped around the insertion site in your upper arm. Make sure the circulation to your arm and hand is intact. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drive after being cleared fit following a convulsion?

Is it safe to drive after being cleared fit following a convulsion?

6 months after: Most states require that you do not drive for at least 6 months following a seizure. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drive after taking medicine that contains hydrocodone?

Is it safe to drive after taking medicine that contains hydrocodone?

No: I tell my patients to "not drive or operate heavy machinery" after taking any sedating medications. Many people have gotten duis with no alcohol in the system if they are visibly impaired from even prescribed medications. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drive a vehicle after taking clonazepam 0.5mg?

It usually is if: You have on it chronically. If it is your first dose then it may not be. Ask others if you act impaired, and if there is any question, have someone else drive you. Please be safe and don't place yourself or others at risk on the road until you have adjusted to the medication. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drive after water breaks or would I have time to wait 30 minutes vs 15 drive to hospital ?

Is it safe to drive after water breaks or would I have time to wait 30 minutes vs 15 drive to hospital ?

There's time, but Go: Water breaking can be the first sign of labor. It is is usually long process, and for first-timers, can take many hours until birth of the infant. There is time to get to the hospital, however, don't wait. Best to go asap to prevent any complications. It's wise to have a birth plan in advance to coordinate logistics of the day. I recommend someone else driving to ensure your safety and comfort. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drive with night-blindness? Is there any way to treat this?

Is it safe to drive with night-blindness? Is there any way to treat this?

Depends: There are varying degrees to the severity of night blindness. In the most mild form, you should be fine. However, in the more severe forms, you really should not be driving at night. You will not see well enough. See your eye doctor for testing to determine the severity of your night blindness. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drive with a broken hand?

Is it safe to drive with a broken hand?

Probably Not: Your reaction time is going to be diminished with a broken hand and you will not be able to make sudden evasive maneuvers. ...Read more

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I was denied my medical card for my commercial driver license with an aortic aneurysm 4.7. Why isn't it safe to drive a commercial vehicle with this?

I was denied my medical card for my commercial driver license with an aortic aneurysm 4.7. Why isn't it safe to drive a commercial vehicle with this?

The DOT Guidelines: Allow a 1 year card for asymptomatic AAA over 4 but less than 5cm but only with clearance from cardiovascular surgeon. If you have no symptoms and a clearance statement from a cardiovascular surgeon and no other disqualifying conditions then you should be certified for a maximum of 1 year. ...Read more

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It is safe to drive when you are taking phentermine for weight loss?

It is safe to drive when you are taking phentermine for weight loss?

Yes, safe: Phentermine can make you jittery, like coffee. There is certainly no sedation or sleepiness. Usually better to take in morning. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drive a car right after a dental implant procedure?

Is it safe to drive a car right after a dental implant procedure?

It depends: It depends on how the anesthetic is applied and the degree of anxiety the patient has. If IV or oral sedation is used for the implant, it would be akin to driving while drunk. If only local anesthetic is used and the patient feels comfortable, there is no reason to prevent one from driving home. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drive two wheeler if I have cervical and lumbar spondylosis it pains in neck if I drive but its my necassity?

Is it safe to drive two wheeler if I have cervical and lumbar spondylosis it pains in neck if I drive but its my necassity?

Not safe: U need 2 wear a helmet ; this alone will increase symptoms, as will bumps that jar ur entire spine, even if u r standing most of the time like a jockey riding a race horse. If it's a necessity for ur work u have 2 wiegh the pros ; cons; make a decision knowing the consequences. ...Read more

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In unilateral glaucoma with advanced visual field loss in that eye but perfect vision in unaffected eye is it safe to drive relying on good eye?

In unilateral glaucoma with advanced visual field loss in that eye but perfect vision in unaffected eye is it safe to drive relying on good eye?

Generally yes: With 1 normally functioning eye & 1 that has severe visual field loss, your function is largely dependent on your ability to adapt to the missing field areas. As an American driver, visual field loss in the left hemifield & diffuse visually field loss in the right eye was associated with more driving impairment. Interestingly, a large % of monocular patients did well driving. Driving skills vary. ...Read more

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I had my first grand mal seizure 2 weeks ago, still getting headaches, when will I be safe to drive and work?

I had my first grand mal seizure 2 weeks ago, still getting headaches, when will I be safe to drive and work?

See a doctor: After your first grand mal seizure you must be under the care of a neurologist and on medication. Your doctor is the only person that can tell you about your activity and when it is safe to drive and work. So please follow your doctor instructions and advise and do not take any risk ...Read more

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Is it safe to drive if you have this dizziness that caused by ear infection?

Is it safe to drive if you have this dizziness that caused by ear infection?

No, do NOT drive: Your thinking processes and reaction times will be much slower and "clouded". No driving or operating machinery where a lapse in judgement could prove disastrous. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drive while having this dizziness that's caused by an ear infection?

Probably not: It is best not to drive when your balance or vision is compromised. People can have a hard time focusing on driving while acutely dizzy. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to drive my baby around in a small car, even if I keep her in the back seat?

Is it safe for me to drive my baby around in a small car, even if I keep her in the back seat?

Car seats!: Properly securing an appropriate car seat is vital to the baby's safety. Safe driving practices are obviously essential too! The size of your vehicle is a factor in car safety as well, but this is not specific to your baby. ...Read more

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3 weeks pp had a C-section would you say it's ok/safe for me to drive?

Ask your doc, 2 w: Usually there's no need to wait more than 2 weeks, but you should follow the instructions (or call and ask) that YOUR doctor gave. Good wishes. ...Read more

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