AOPA’s List of FAA Allowed/Disallowed Medications

AOPA’s Medical Resources website provides a wealth of information regarding BasicMed, Airman Medical Certification, Health Conditions, Submitting Records to the FAA, Special Issuance Certification and what I’d like to focus on in this article – AOPA’s List of FAA Allowed/Disallowed Medications. 

During an average week, hundreds of pilots contact AOPA’s Medical Certification Services staff to discuss a wide array of health-related matters, including questions about their medications. In some cases an airman is switching from one medication to another, and in other cases their physician is prescribing a new medication for a different condition. In both cases the pilot wants to know if the medication is on the FAA’s list of allowed medications or if it will impact their ability to fly.

To help sort through this complicated issue, AOPA’s Pilot Information Center maintains a database of over 500 medications, both FAA-allowed and non-allowed. The database is updated for accuracy and verified with the FAA Aerospace Medical Certification Division in Oklahoma City.

Although it’s always a good idea to contact our Medical Certification Specialists to discuss your medication questions, you can access the database yourself by selecting the link above and reading the disclaimer. You may find accessing the database ahead of time will result in a more productive conversation with the Medical Certification Specialist you speak to when you call AOPA.

As always, feel free to contact us with any questions you have by reaching out to our office Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 6pm (eastern). Our number is 1-800-872-2672. Press option #3 for Medical Certification or #4 for the Legal Services Plan.

Fly safely!

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Legal Services Plan Staff

This article has been provided by AOPA's Legal Services Plan staff.

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