Here's what the medication Tiger Woods says he's taking is meant for.
Tiger Woods' DUI arrest was apparently a result of the painkiller medication he was taking following his back surgery.
The 41-year-old golfer blew a .000 in multiple breathalizer tests and told the police officer who arrested him that he had been taking multiple prescription drugs given to him to relieve his back pain.
Here's what Woods said he was taking:
- Vicodin: A powerful painkiller that, per the FDA, "may impair the mental and/or physical abilities required for the performance of potentially hazardous tasks such as driving a car or operating machinery; patients should be cautioned accordingly."
- Torix: Anti-inflammatory medication.
- Vioxx: Anti-inflammatory medication that had been taken off the shelves; Woods said he's taken this in the past but hasn't recently.
The police report said that Woods failed the field-sobriety test.
“Could not maintain starting position. Missed heel to toe each time. Stepped off line several times. Used arms for balance. Did not return. Explained instructions and again did not maintain starting position, stepped of line, used arms for balance, also stopped walking to steady self,” it read.