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Time from last dose of medication to flying.

Discussion in 'Ask A Flight Surgeon' started by My Flight Surgeon, Sep 7, 2010.

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  1. My Flight Surgeon

    My Flight Surgeon Sr. Aviation Medical Examiner Staff Member

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    The FAA recently changed their time interval from the last dose os a DQ medication to flight duty. It is now 5 dosing intervals. Thus, if one took Zyrtec (dosing interval once a day) they would have to wait for 5 days until they flew. If the interval is every 8 hours, the time from the last dose to flight duty is 40 hours and so on.

    Hope this helps when making the choice about taking a medication.
     
  2. sdfcvoh

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    Thanks!
     
  3. SteveC

    SteveC Really? Staff Member

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    Good reference material.

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