Guide for Aviation Medical Examiners
Substances of Dependence/Abuse (Drugs and Alcohol)
- Please note that a published list of acceptable medications:
Substances of Dependence/Abuse Medications.
The Aerospace Medical Disposition
- is labor intensive and in the final analysis only partially answers the certification question and does not contribute to aviation safety;
- may encourage or facilitate an airmen's self-determination of the risks posed by various medical conditions especially when combination therapy is used; and
- subject to misuse if used as the sole factor to determine certification eligibility or compliance with 14 CFR part 61.53, Prohibition of Operations During Medical Deficiencies
applies to each Substances of Dependence/Abuse medication listed below. These medications are not meant to be totally inclusive or comprehensive. No independent
interpretation of the FAA's position with respect to a medication included or excluded from the list should be assumed.