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FAA Medical Certification | Allergy & Cold Medications

 

The following briefly outlines allergy and cold medications which are approved by the FAA on a case by case basis*:

OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICATIONS

Sudafed (pseudoephedrine) Entex (phenylpropanolamine) are approved by the FAA provided they are not combined with an antihistamine. 

Over the counter medications - FAA publication

PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS

Vitamin B-12 or other prophylactic injections are approved provided there are no side effects.

Claritin (Loratadine), Clarinex (Desloratadine) and Allegra (Fexofenadine) are acceptable to the FAA provided no negative side effects are experienced.

APPROVED INHALERS

  • Afrin (Oxymetazoline Hydrochloride)
  • Atrovent (Ipratropium) CASE BY CASE ONLY
  • Beconase (Beclomethasone Dipropionate)
  • Flonase (Fluticasone Propionate)
  • Nasalcrom (Cromolyn Sodium)
  • Nasalide (Flunisolide)
  • Vancenase (Beclomethasone Dipropionate)

Sedating medications are not acceptable.  This includes but is not limited to: Cetirazine (Zyrtec), Dipenhydramine (Benadryl),
Astelin (Azelastine) Nasal Inhaler.

Research which illustrates the dangers of OTC Allergy / Cold Medications

*It is assumed that allergies or colds being treated are not chronic,
or severe and that medications will be used short term as directed by a physician.

Contact us at 800-699-4457 or Submit a medication confidentially
so we may establish your eligibility for FAA medical certification.

There is no charge for initial consultations.

Federal Air Surgeon's Medical Bulletin Cold Meds Article

                                                                                                                                           Update 10-02-07

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