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Medication Class — Cancer (Chemotherapy) Medications

Medication Class Description:

For more information on this topic please search "Cancer" in the Medical Articles Section.

While the patient is undergoing treatment, these medications are not allowed for flight duty. After treatment is completed, the FAA will review the case and consider approving the airman's return to the cockpit.

In certain situations--initial hormonal therapy for prostate cancer or immunosuppressive medications for transplants and arthritis, for example--the FAA will allow continued cockpit duty during treatment. A waiver is required to fly on these medications if there are no side effects and no evidence of residual cancer  



Medications Within Class:

Chemotherapy; Radiationtherapy, Femara (Letrozole)
Nolvadex (Tamoxifen)  Luprin, Eligard (Leuprolide Acetate) and Casodex / Zolodex (Bicalutamide)