The use of FAA approved medications does not ensure FAA medical certification approval. The diagnosis of hypertension or the use of medications to manage blood pressure, requires a detailed cardiovascular evaluation be submitted to the FAA.

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Blood Pressure (Hypertension) Centrally acting agents such as Catapres (Clonidine), Guanethidine, Guanadrel, Guanabenz, Methyldopa, and Reserpine are not acceptable to the FAA.  FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF FAA APPROVED DRUGS CLICK HERE

These medications are a partial list of FAA approved drugs. These medications are acceptable to the FAA on a case by case basis:

  • Alpha Blockers / InhibitorsCardura (Doxazosin)
  • Dibenzyline (Phenoxybenzamine)
  • Hytrin (Terazosin)
  • Micardis (Telmisartan)
  • Minipress, Minizide (Prazosin)
  • Beta Blockers

Blocadren, Timolide (Timolol)

  • Cartrol (Carteolol)
  • Cibenzyline (Phenoxybenzamine)
  • Coreg (Carvedilol)
  • Corgard, Corzide (Nadolol)
  • Inderal, Inderide, Innopran (Propranolol)
  • Kerlone (Betaxolol)
  • Levatol (Penbutolol)
  • Lopressor, Toprol (Metoprolol)
  • Normodyne, Trandate (Labetalol)
  • Sectral (Acebutolol)
  • Tenormin, Tenoretic (Atenolol)
  • Visken (Pindolol)
  • Zebeta, Ziac (Bisoprolol)

Calcium Channel Blockers

  • Adalat, Procardia (Nifedipine)
  • Caduet (Amlodipine Besylate + Atorvastatin Calcium)
  • Cardizem, Dilacor, Tiazac (Diltiazem)
  • Cardene (Nicardipine)
  • Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Veralan, Tarka (Verapamil)
  • DynaCirc (Isradipine)
  • Norvasc, Lotrel (Amlodipine)
  • Plendil, Lexxel (Felodipine)
  • Posicor (Mibefradil)
  • Sular (Nisoldipine)

Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitors

  • Aceon (Perindopril Erbumine)
  • Accupril (Quinapril)
  • Altace (Ramipril)
  • Capoten, Capozide (Captopril)
  • Lotensin (Benazepril)
  • Mavik (Trandolapril)
  • Monopril (Fosinopril)
  • Prinivil, Prinzide, Zestril, Zestoretic (Lisinopril)
  • Univasc, Unitrec (Moexipril)Vasotec, Vaseretic (Enalapril)

Angiotensin II Receptor Antagonists

  • Atacand (Candesartan)
  • Avapro, Avalide (Irbesartan)
  • Benicar (Olmesartan Medoxomil)
  • Benicar HCT (Olmesartan Medoxomil + Hydrochlorothiazide)
  • Cozaar, Hyzaar (Losartan)
  • Diovan (Valsartan)
  • Micardis (Telmisartan)


  • Aldactone, Aldactazide (Spironolactone)
  • Bumex (Bumetanide)
  • Camadex, Demadex (Torsemide)
  • Diuril, Hydrochlorothiazide, HCTZ, Hydrodiuril, Oretic, Enduron (Thiazides)
  • Dyazide, Maxzide, Moduretic (Combinations)
  • Dyrenium (Triamterene)
  • Lasix (Furosemide)
  • Lozol (Indapamide)
  • Mykrox (Metolazone)
  • Zaroxolyn, Mykrox (Metolazone)

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