Pharmaceuticals (Therapeutic Medications)
- Code of Federal Regulations
- First-Class Airman Medical Certificate: 67.103(e), 67.113(b)(c)
- Second-Class Airman Medical Certificate: 67.203(e), 67.213(b)(c)
- Third-Class Airman Medical Certificate: 67.303(e), 67.313(b)(c)
The applicant should provide history and treatment, pertinent medical records, current status report, and medication and dosage.
A few applicants have been certified following their demonstration of adequate control with oral medication. Neither miotics nor mydriatics are necessarily medically disqualifying. However, miotics such as pilocarpine cause pupillary constriction and could conceivably interfere with night vision.
Although the FAA no longer routinely prohibits pilots who use such medications from flying at night, it may be worthwhile for the Examiner to discuss this aspect of the use of miotics with applicants. If considerable disturbance in night vision is documented, the FAA may limit the medical certificate: NOT VALID FOR NIGHT FLYING.