The following briefly outlines allergy and cold medications which are approved by the FAA* on a case by case basis:
Sudafed (pseudoephedrine) Entex (phenylpropanolamine) are approved by the FAA provided they are not combined with an antihistamine.
Over the counter medications – FAA publication
Vitamin B-12 or other prophylactic injections are approved provided there are no side effects.
Astelin (Azelastine), Dymista (Azelastine HCl / Fluticasone propionate), Claritin (Loratadine), Clarinex (Desloratadine) and Allegra (Fexofenadine) are acceptable to the FAA provided there are no adverse effects.
- Afrin (Oxymetazoline Hydrochloride)
- Astelin (Azelastine) Case specific only
- Atrovent (Ipratropium) Case specific 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)and Dipenhydramine (Benadryl).
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.
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