Guide for Aviation Medical Examiners

Pharmaceuticals (Therapeutic Medications)

  1. Code of Federal Regulations
    • First-Class Airman Medical Certificate: 67.107
    • Second-Class Airman Medical Certificate: 67.207
    • Third-Class Airman Medical Certificate: 67.307
  2. Medical History
  3. Aeromedical Decision Considerations
  4. Protocol: See Aerospace Medical Dispositions, Item 47. Psychiatric Conditions
  5. Pharmaceutical Considerations: The use of a psychotropic drug is disqualifying for aeromedical certification purposes – this includes all antidepressant drugs, including selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). However, the FAA has determined that applicants requesting first, second, or third-class medical certificates while being treated with one of several specific antidepressant medications may be considered. (See Use of Antidepressant Medications). The Authorization decision is made on a case by case basis. The Examiner may not issue.
Last updated: Wednesday, May 31, 2023