List of OTC Medicines to Consider

Some over-the-counter medicines (also called OTC or nonprescription medicines) have Active Ingredients that can make it unsafe to drive a car or operate dangerous machinery.  Don’t do these activities until you know how your medicine affects you.

Check the Drug Facts label for warnings (see Example of a Drug Facts label (PDF - 285KB)) about driving with any of these Active Ingredients:

  • Brompheniramine
  • Cetirizine
  • Chlorcyclizine
  • Chlorpheniramine
  • Codeine
  • Dexbrompheniramine
  • Dexchlorpheniramine
  • Dextromethorphan
  • Dimenhydrinate
  • Diphenhydramine
  • Doxylamine
  • Loperamide
  • Meclizine
  • Naproxen
  • Panabrom
  • Phenindamine
  • Pheniramine
  • Pyrilamine
  • Thonzylamine
  • Triprolidine