Ambien Sleeping Pill DUI
It is possible to defend against a DUI charge for Ambien, with or without alcohol or other drugs involved. A good lawyer can help you get the charge reduced, avoid jail time, or even walk away with no conviction.
Ambien and Alcohol and Other Prescription Drugs
Often, we see Ambien DUI cases that involve alcohol as well—even a small amount. This is a very dangerous combination. When Ambien is taken along with alcohol, even hours apart, the effects of both substances intensify
Gamma-Hydroxybutyric Acid GHB DUI
Legal, prescribed use. The FDA has approved a prescription version of GHB, often sold under the brand Xyrem, which is used to treat narcolepsy. The drug helps the narcoleptic fall into a deep, steady sleep and become properly rested, avoiding unwanted bouts of narcolepsy during the day.
Driving on GHB is a DUI?
In California, you face the same DUI penalties for driving under the influence of any substance that affects the muscles, the brain or the nervous system. GHB clearly affects the brain and nervous system, so it is grounds for a DUI.
Which Prescription Medications Affect Driving?
Not all drugs affect your driving, however. The most common categories of medications that are associated with DUI include:
- Prescription pain relievers
- Anxiety medication
- Blood pressure medication
Common Over-the-counter Drugs DUI
Additionally, although uncommon, it is possible to be charged with DUI for using over-the-counter products that cause drowsiness, such as Nyquil, Robitussin, allergy medications and more. Some cough syrups may even contain alcohol, although this is not as common as it once was