FAA Medication Search

Wondering if you can you take a medication while flying? Search our medication database by typing your medication in the box below. Information provided here is based on the most current information we have, but you should not rely on it without talking to us or your AME. The FAA does not publish its medication policy so some information on this page may be out of date. You should consult an AME or your treating physician before you go flying while taking any medication. You should not use this page for medical advice or definitive FAA policy.  

Generic Name
Trade Name(s)
Common Conditions
FAA Disposition
"Night Time" or "PM" labeled medications
Cold, cough, sleep.
Not Approved.
Birth control pills, Mirena, Paragard, Skyla, Nexplanon Nuvarin, Depo-provera
Contraception
Approved
Propylthiouracil
Graves disease
Approved on case-by-case basis.
Reserpine
Not Approved.
Guanabenz
Not Approved.
Chloroquine Phosphate
Do not start within 24 hours of flight. Otherwise approved.
Guanethidine
Not Approved.
Mediprin
Allowed for short term treatment of mild conditions.
Plaquenil Requires eye evaluation
Allowed for short term treatment of conditions.
Guanadrel
Not Approved.
Abiraterone Acetate
Zytiga
Cancer treatment/prevention
Approved on case-by-case basis. Underlying condition requires special issuance.
Acarbose
Precose
Diabetes (FAA Group D)
Approved. Requires special issuance.
Acebutolol
Sectral
High blood pressure / hypertension
Approved. Requires CACI.
Acetaminophen
Tylenol
Pain, fever
Allowed for short term treatment of conditions.
Acetazolamide
Diamox & Diamox Sequels
Glaucoma
Approved on case-by-case basis.
Acitretin
Soriatane
Psoriasis
Not Approved.
Acyclovir
Zovirax
Cold sores, HSV
Approved.
Adefovir
Hepsera
Hepatitis B
Approved on case-by-case basis.
Albiglutide
Tanzeum
Diabetes (FAA Group C)
Approved. Requires special issuance.
Albuterol
Proventil, Pentolin, Ventolin
Asthma / COPD
Approved on case-by-case basis.
Alendronate
Fosamax
Osteoporosis
Approved.
Alfuzosin Hydrochloride
Uroxatral
Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH)
Approved on case-by-case basis.
Alirocumab
Praulent
High cholesterol
May be approved. Required documentation.
Allopurinol
Zyloprimare
Approved on case-by-case basis.
Almotriptan Malate
Axert
Migraine Headache
Approved on case-by-case basis.
Alogliptin
Nesina
Diabetes (FAA Group C)
Approved. Requires special issuance.
Alprazolam
Xanax
Anxiety
Not Approved.
Alprostadil
Caverject Impulse
Erectile Dysfunction
24 hours required before flight.
Aluminum hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide and simethicone
Mylanta
Heartburn/GERD
Approved.
Amantadine Hydrochloride
Symmetrel
Parkinson's disease
Not Approved.
Aminobenzoate
Potaba
Scleroderma, Peyronie’s Disease –
Approved on case-by-case basis.
Amiodarone
Cordarone, Pacerone
Heart arrhythmia
Approved on case-by-case basis. Subject to cardiovascular evaluation.
Amlodipine
Norvasc, Lotrel
High blood pressure / hypertension
Approved. Requires CACI.
Amlodipine / Olmesartan Medoxomil
Azor
High blood pressure / hypertension
Approved. Requires CACI.
Amlodipine Besylate + Atorvastatin Calcium
Caduet
High blood pressure / hypertension
Approved. Requires CACI.
Amlodipine and Olmesartan Medoxomil
Azor
High blood pressure / hypertension
Approved. Requires CACI.
Amoxicillin
Amoxil
Bacterial infection
Approved. Condition may be temporarily disqualifying.
Amoxicillin / Clavulanic Acid
Augmentin
Bacterial Infection
Approved. Condition may be temporarily disqualifying.
Amphetamine
Dexedrine, Evekeo
ADHD
Not Approved.
Anagrelide
Agrylin
Essential thrombocythemia
Approved on case-by-case basis.
Apalutamide
Erleada
Prostate cancer
Appoved. Requires CACI.
Apixaban
Eliquis
Approved on case-by-case basis. Requires monitoring.
Aripiprazole
Abilify
Not Approved.
Armodafinil
Nuvigil
Not Approved.
Aspirin & Dipyridamole
Aggrenox
Approved on case-by-case basis.
Atenolol
Tenormin, Tenoretic
High blood pressure / hypertension
Approved. Requires CACI.
Atomoxetine Hydrochloride
Strattera
ADHD
Not Approved.
Atorvastatin
Lipitor
High cholesterol
Approved.
Atovaquone + Proguanil HCL
Malarone
Do not start within 24 hours of flight. Otherwise approved.
Atropine
Organophosphate poisoning
Not Approved
Avanafil
Stendra
Erectile Dysfunction
8 hours required before flight.
Azathioprine
Azasan, Imuran
Allowed for short term treatment of conditions.
Azelastine
Astepro, Astelin
Allergies
Approved.
Azelastine/Fluticasone
Dymista
Allergies
Approved. Requires 7 days grounding during initiations of treatment.
Azithromycin
Zithromax
Bacterial infection
Approved. Condition may be temporarily disqualifying.
Azothioprine
Imuran
Allowed for short term treatment of conditions.
Aztreonam
Azactam
Bacterial infection
Approved. Condition may be temporarily disqualifying.
Baclofen
Gablofen, Kemstro and Lioresal
Muscle Spasm
Not Approved.
Beclomethasone (Nasal)
Beconase AQ, Qnasl
Allergies
Approved.
Beclomethasone Dipropionate
Beconase , Vancenase
Approved on case-by-case basis.
Benazepril
Lotensin
High blood pressure / hypertension
Approved. Requires CACI.
Bentyl
Anticholinergics
Not Appoved.
Benzonatate
Tesslon Perles
Cough
Requires 36 hours before flight.
Benztropine
Cogentin
Parkinson's disease
Not Approved.
Betaxolol
Kerlone
High blood pressure / hypertension
Approved. Requires CACI.
Bethanechol Chloride
Urecholine
Urinary Retention
Approved on case-by-case basis.
Bicalutamide
Casodex
Cancer treatment/prevention
Approved on case-by-case basis. Underlying condition requires special issuance.
Bismuth subsalicylate
Kaopectate, Pepto-Bismol
Gastrointestinal illness
Approved.
Bisoprolol
Zebeta, Ziac
High blood pressure / hypertension
Approved. Requires CACI.
Botulinum Neurotoxin
Botox
Cosmetic procedures, pain control
Approved on case-by-case basis. Depends on underlying diagnosis.
Brimonidine Tartrate
Alphagan
Glaucoma
Approved on case-by-case basis.
Bromocriptine
Cycloset, Parlodel
Parkinson's disease
Not Approved.
Brompheniramine
Dimetapp
Allergies
Not Approved.
Budesonide (Nasal)
Rhinocort
Allergies
Approved.
Bumetanide
Bumex
Approved on case-by-case basis.
Buprenorphine
Belbuca, Buprenex, Butrans, Probuphine, Sublocade
Pain control
Not Approved.
Buprenorphine and Naloxone
Bunavail, Suboxone, Zubsolv
Opiod dependence
Not Approved.
Bupropion
Wellbutrin
Depression, ADHD, smoking cessation
Generally Not Approved.
Bupropion hydrochloride
Zyban
Smoking Cessation
Not Apporved.
Butorphanol
Butorphanol
Pain control
Not Approved.
COVID-19
Pfizer, Modern, Johnson & Johnson
COVID-19 Prevention
Approved. Requires 48 hours prior to flight.
Cabergoline
Dostinex
Prolactinoma / Pituitary Disorders
Approved on case-by-case basis.
Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide
Anti-CGRP
Approved on case-by-case basis.
Calcium Carbonate
Tums
Heartburn/GERD
Approved.
Calcium arbonate and magnesium hydroxide
Rolaids
Approved on case-by-case basis.
Calcium carbonate
Maalox
Approved.
Canagliflozin
Invokana
Diabetes (FAA Group F)
Approved. Requires special issuance.
Candesartan
Atacand
High blood pressure / hypertension
Approved. Requires CACI.
Cannabidiol
CBD
Pain, seizure
Not Approved.
Captopril
Capoten, Capozide
High blood pressure / hypertension
Approved. Requires CACI.
Carbamazepine
Tegretol
Seizure
Not Approved.
Carbidopa and Levodopa
Atamet, Sinemet, Entacapon and Rytary
Parkinson's disease
Approved on case-by-case basis.
Carteolol
Cartrol
High blood pressure / hypertension
Approved. Requires CACI.
Carvedilol
Coreg
High blood pressure / hypertension
Approved. Requires CACI.
Celecoxib
Celebrex
Pain control
Approved for short term use of mild conditions.
Cephalexin
Keflex
Bacterial infection
Approved. Condition may be temporarily disqualifying.
Cetirizine
Zyrtec
Allergies
Not Approved. Requires 48 hours before flight.
Chlordiazepoxide and Clidinium
Librax
IBS, GI Issues
Not Approved.
Chlorhexidine Gluconate
Approved.
Chlorpheniramine
Aller-chlor
Cold, cough
Not Approved. Requires 5 days before flight.
Chlorpropamide
Diabenase
Diabetes (FAA Group E1)
Approved. Requires special issuance.
Chlorthalidone
Thalitone
Approved on case-by-case basis.
Cholestyramine Resin
Questran, Cholestyramine, Locholest, Prevalite
High cholesterol
Approved.
Ciclesonide (Nasal)
Omnaris, Zetonna
Allergies
Approved.
Cilostazol
Pletal
Approved on case-by-case basis. Requires monitoring.
Cimetidine
Tagamet
Heartburn/GERD
Approved.
Cimetidine
Tagamet
Approved.
Ciprofloxacin
Cipro
Bacterial infection
Approved. Condition may be temporarily disqualifying.
Cisapride
Propulsid
Heartburn/GERD
Approved on case-by-case basis
Cisapride
Propulsid
Approved on case-by-case basis.
Citalopram Hydrobromide
Celexa
Approved on case-by-case basis.
Citric Acid
Cytra-3 and Polycitra
Approved on case-by-case basis.
Clarithromycin
Biaxin
Bacterial infection
Approved. Condition may be temporarily disqualifying.
Clemastine
Allergies.
Not Approved. Requires 5 days before flight.
Clonazepam
Klonopin
Anxiety
Not Approved.
Clonidine
Catapres
High blood pressure / hypertension
Not Approved
Clopidrogrel
Plavix
Approved on case-by-case basis. Requires monitoring.
Codeine
Codeine
Pain, cough
Not Approved.
Colchicine
Colbenemid
Approved on case-by-case basis.
Colesevelam Hydrochloride
WelChol
High cholesterol
Approved.
Colestipol
Colestid
High cholesterol
May be approved. Required documentation.
Combinations
Dyazide, Maxzide, Moduretic
Approved on case-by-case basis.
Cromolyn Sodium
Nasalcrom
Approved on case-by-case basis.
Cyclobenzaprine
Flexeril
Muscle Spasm
Not Approved.
Cyclosporine
Neoral
Approved on case-by-case basis.
Dabigatran Etexilate Mesylate
Pradaxa
Approved on case-by-case basis.
Dapagliflozin
Farxiga
Diabetes (FAA Group F)
Approved. Requires special issuance.
Darifenacin
Enablex
Bladder Control
Not Approved.
Dasatinib
Sprycel
Leukemia
Approved on case-by-case basis.
Denosumab
Prolia, Xgeva
Osteoporosis
Approved.
Desloratadine
Clarinex
Allergies
Allowed.
Dexfenfluramine
Redux
Not Approved.
Dexlansoprazole
Dexilant
Approved on case-by-case basis.
Dexmethylphenidate
Focalin
ADHD
Not Approved.
Dextroamphetamine Sulfate
Adderall
ADHD
Not Approved.
Dextromethorphan
Delsym
Cough
Not Approved.
Diazepam
Silenor, Zonalon, Valium
Anxiety
Not Approved.
Diclofenac
Arthrotec, Cataflam, Voltaren, Zipsor , Voltaren
Pain control
Approved for short term use of mild conditions.
Dicyclomine
Bentyl
IBS, GI Issues
Not Approved.
Diflunisal
Dolobid
Allowed for short term treatment of conditions.
Digoxin
Lanoxin
Heart arrhythmia
Approved on case-by-case basis. Subject to cardiovascular evaluation.
Diltiazem
Cardizem, Dilacor, Tiazac
High blood pressure / hypertension
Approved. Requires CACI.
Dimethyl Fumarate
Tecfidera
Approved on case-by-case basis.
Diphenhydramine
Benadryl
Allergies
Not Approved. Requires 60 hours before flight.
Diphenoxylate and Atropine
Lomotil
Diarrhea
Not Approved.
Disopyramide
Norpace
Heart arrhythmia
Approved on case-by-case basis. Subject to cardiovascular evaluation.
Docusate
Col-rite, Colace, Ex-Lax, Senokot S
Constipationi
Approved on case-by-case basis.
Dofetilide
Tikosyn
Heart arrythmia
Not Approved.
Dorzolamide
Cosopt
Glaucoma
Approved on case-by-case basis.
Doxazosin Mesylate
Cardura
Prostate cancer
Approved on case-by-case basis.
Doxepin
Prudoxin
Anxiety
Not Approved.
Doxycycline
Monodox
Bacterial infection
Approved. Condition may be temporarily disqualifying.
Doxylamine
Unisom
Allergies
Not Approved. Requires 60 hours before flight.
Dronedarone
Multaq
Heart arrhythmia
Approved on case-by-case basis. Subject to cardiovascular evaluation.
Dulaglutide
Trulicity
Diabetes (FAA Group C)
Approved. Requires special issuance.
Duloxetine
Cymbalta, Irenka
Pain control
Not Approved.
Dupilumab
Dupixent
Atopic Dermatitis, Asthma
Can be approved for treatment of atopic dermatitis.
Dutasteride
Avodart
Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH)
Approved on case-by-case basis.
Eculizumab
Soliris
Myasthenia Gravis
Approved on case-by-case basis.
Efavirenz
Sustiva
Approved on case-by-case basis.
Elagolix
Orilissa
Endometriosis
Approved.
Elvitegravir + Cobicistat + Emtricitabine + Tenofovir Alafenamide
Genvoya
Approved on case-by-case basis.
Empagliflozin
Jardiance
Diabetes (FAA Group F)
Approved. Requires special issuance.
Emtricitabine / Tenofovir
Truvada
HIV
Approved on case-by-case basis.
Enalapril
Vasotec, Vaseretic
High blood pressure / hypertension
Approved. Requires CACI.
Enoxaparin
Lovenox
Approved on case-by-case basis. Requires monitoring.
Enoxaparin Sodium
Lovenox Sub-Q
Blood clots
Approved on case-by-case basis.
Entacapon
Comtan
Restless Leg Syndrome
Not Approved.
Entacapone
Comtan
Parkinson's disease
Not Approved.
Entocort
Symbicort
Asthma / COPD
Approved on case-by-case basis.
Enzalutamide
Xtandi
Prostate cancer
Not Approved.
Epi-Pen
Epinephrine auto-injectors
Approved to carry. Do not act as pilot in command after use.
Eplerenone
Inspra
Approved on case-by-case basis.
Erenumab
Aimovig
Migraine Headache
Approved on case-by-case basis.
Ertugliflozin
Steglatro
Diabetes (FAA Group F)
Approved. Requires special issuance.
Escitalopram Oxalate
Lexapro
Approved on case-by-case basis.
Esomeprazole
Nexium
Heartburn/GERD
Approved.
Eszopiclone
Lunesta
Sleep
30 hours required before flight; no more than twice weekly.
Etanercept
Enbrel
Allowed for short term treatment of conditions.
Ethosuximide
Zarontin
Seizure
Not Approved.
Etodalac
Lodine
Allowed for short term treatment of conditions.
Exenatide
Bydureon, Byetta
Diabetes (FAA Group C)
Approved. Requires special issuance.
Ezetimibe
Zetia
High cholesterol
Approved.
Ezetimibe / Simvastatin
Vytorin
High cholesterol
Approved.
Famciclovir
Famvir
Cold sores, HSV
Approved.
Famotidine
Pepcid
Heartburn/GERD
Approved.
Famotidine
Pepcid
Heartburn/GERD
Approved.
Famotidine
Pepcid
Approved.
Felodipine
Plendil, Lexxel
High blood pressure / hypertension
Approved. Requires CACI.
Fenfluramine
Pondimin
Not Approved.
Fenofibrate
Tricor
High cholesterol
Approved.
Fentanyl
Abstral, Actiq, Duragesic, Fentora, Lonsys, Lanzanda, Sublimaze, Subsys
Pain control
Not Approved.
Fesoterodine Fumarate
Toviaz
Bladder Control
Not Approved.
Fexofenadine
Allegra
Allergies
Approved.
Finasteride
Proscar
Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH)
Approved on case-by-case basis.
Finasteride
Propecia
Hair growth
Approved on case-by-case basis.
Fingolimod
Gilenya, Novartis
Approved on case-by-case basis.
Flecainide Acetate
Tambocor
Heart arrhythmia
Approved on case-by-case basis. Subject to cardiovascular evaluation.