who take one of four (4) antidepressants -
Celexa (Citalopram Hydrobromide), Lexapro
(Escitalopram Oxalate), Prozac (Fluoxetine Hydrochloride), Zoloft (Sertraline
Hydrochloride) may now be considered by the FAA on a case by case basis only.
Applicants may be considered
after extensive testing and evidence of successful use for one year without
Most psychiatric medications are rarely approved by the FAA. This is because of
the potential side effects, and concerns regarding the underlying condition
This includes but is not limited
To assure favorable FAA consideration, the
treating physician should establish that you do not need psychotropic
medication. The medication
discontinued and the condition and circumstances should be evaluated after you
have been off-medication for 60-90 days.
- Abilify (Aripiprazole)
- Anafranil (Clomipramine
- Effexor (Venlafaxine
- Elavil (Amitriptyline
- Luvox (Fluvoxamine
- Maprotiline Hydrochloride
- Monoamine Oxidase
- Nardil (Phenelzine
- Norpramin (Desipramine
- Pamelor (Nortriptyline
- Parnate (Tranylcypromine
- Paxil (Paroxetine
- Remeron (Mirtazapine)
- Serzone (Nefazodone
- Sinequan (Doxepin
- Surmontil (Trimipramine
- Tofranil (Imipramine
Hydrochloride, Imipramine Pamoate)
- Trazodone Hydrochloride
- Tricyclic Antidepressants
- Vivactil (Protriptyline
Should your physician believe
you are an ideal candidate, the herbal preparation, Saint Johns Wort,
may be an option.
After discontinuing the medication, a
detailed psychiatric evaluation should be obtained. The evaluation must be
conducted in a set format and in compliance with FAA protocol. There are
several parameters involved with the evaluation. Resolved issues and stability off the medication
are usually the primary factors for approval.
We can help
We have helped thousands of pilots with this
process. We work directly with your physicians and the FAA to assure compliance with FAA
protocols and to resolve
complex aeromedical certification issues quickly.
Contact us at 800-699-4457 or via E-Mail to confidentially discuss the
your case and establish your eligibility for FAA medical certification.
There is no charge for an initial consultation.