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Table 5 Percentage distribution of medicines used by drivers who were under treatment for different disorders

From: Psychotropic drugs and driving: prevalence and types

Medicines used by drivers who were under treatment for different disorders Percentage
Drugs to treat depression  
 Antidepressant 60.9%
  Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) (43.5%)
  Antidepressant tretracyclics (8.7%)
  Serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors (4.3%)
  Other antidepressants (4.3%)
 Anxiolytics 30.4%
  Benzodiazepines (26.1%)
  Other anxiolytics (4.3%)
 Hypnotic-sedatives 4.3%
Drugs to treat anxiety  
 Anxiolytics 60.9%
  Benzodiazepines (56.5%)
  Other anxiolytics (4.3%)
Antidepressants 34.8%
  Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) (26.1%)
  Serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors (8.7%)
 Hypnotic-sedatives 4.3%
  Other hypnotic-sedatives (4.3%)
Drugs to treat insomnia  
 Anxiolytics 35.7%
  Benzodiazepines (35.7%)
 Hypnotic-sedatives (35.7%)
  Benzodiazepines (2.9%)
  Melatonin receptor agonists (3.6%)
  Imidazopyridines (5.9%)
  Other hypnotic-sedatives (17.9%)
 Antidepressants 10.7%
  Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) (3.6%)
  Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) (7.1%)
Drugs to relax and calm down (tranquilizers)  
 Anxiolytics 42.6%
  Benzodiazepines (42.6%)
 Hypnotic-sedative 35.7%
  Benzodiazepines (2.9%)
  Imidazopyridines (5.9%)
  Other hypnotic-sedatives (17.6%)
 Anti-inflammatory and analgesic drugs 20.6%
 Antidepressants 2.9%
  Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) (1.5%)
  Serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors (1.4%)
  1. Distribution of different active principles based on their specific action.