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Medication Class — Thyroid Medications

Medication Class Description:

The FAA approves the use of these medications once the treated condition is stable and the airman's physician provides documentation indicating that the airman's thyroid function has returned to normal (euthyroid).  Thyroid cancer treated with medication requires FAA waiver before the pilot can return to flight duties. AMAS physicians have obtained many waivers for pilots with a variety of thyroid conditions and medications.

In April of 2013 the FAA modified their policies to allow the Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) to clear the medical for hypothyroidism as long as the TSH is normal and the provider documents the condition is stable without symptoms.