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My sister was diagnosed with Psychosis and chose to go on medication.

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My sister was diagnosed with Psychosis and chose to go on medication. After 3 months she can now drive again. However, she hasn't been taking her medication and has told the doctors she has been incase she's told she cannot drive. What are the implications of her telling the doctors she is no longer taking the medication and hasn't been for a while? Will she still be allowed to drive?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 1 year ago.
Dear customer, Thanks for your question. Basically to drive again as you are aware she must have been well and stable for at least 3 months, and agree for treatment, and the medications don’t have any side effects that impact her driving, and her doctor gives them a report that says you are well enough to drive. So if she is no longer taking the medications these conditions are not satisfied and she will based on the report of her doctor not be allowed to drive. Also if she has any side effects from the medication which are unpleasant and intolerable she needs to discuss this with her doctor so that her doctor is aware and may change the medication to avoid that side effect. She should not discontinue any medications before consulting her doctor. Take care. Please rate the answer with an excellent five star rating.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
If the doctor is aware she is not taking medication and so she is told she can no longer drive, how long will it take before she can drive again?
Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 1 year ago.
Dear customer, Again she needs to be on medication for at least 3 months and with a favorable report from the doctor she will be allowed to drive again. Take care.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
If she had never started or refused taking prescribed medicine in the first place would she have been allowed to drive after 3 months regardless? Or can you only drive if you take what doctors prescribe.
Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 1 year ago.
Dear customer, Thanks for your reply. Refusal for starting the recommended medication may be held against her and her doctor may not give a favorable report. Basically it all depends on the doctors report. Take care.