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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:
Sudafed (pseudoephedrine) Entex (phenylpropanolamine) are approved by the FAA provided they are not combined with an antihistamine.
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.
Sedating medications are not acceptable. This includes but is not limited to: Cetirazine (Zyrtec)and Dipenhydramine (Benadryl).
*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