Medications

Where can I find a list of medications that I am allowed to take as an OTR driver.


Blood pressure meds etc.?

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Sep 13, 2016
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sleeping medications NEW
by: Anonymous

are medications with soporific effect only taken before not driving allowed in ind.?

Sep 13, 2016
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sleeping medications NEW
by: Anonymous

are medications with soporific effect only taken before not driving allowed in ind.?

Feb 25, 2015
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medication discrimination alive and well NEW
by: Anonymous

Never give your long form or tell any potential employer what you're diagnosis or medications are, or expect to be discriminated against. Once you're hired and if you need ACCOMMODATIONS, then disclose, but they can opt to not hire, as it has haller to me.

I've experienced this discrimination personally by FFE, Navajo, CR England, to name a few.

All the doctors and the Medical Review Doctor have all stated that it is not information for them, if the diagnosis and medications do not affect your driving. Now, I was actually told by one idiot at one of these companies, no, wait 2 have said this, that you can have the diagnosis, but not take the medication to make you normal. Great thinking.

I'm suing since these are federal law violations. I even had the official on the phone during a conference call and he told them that they are going to sue...they don't care. Someone is giving them bad info, and it's time they pay for their ignorance.

Now regarding medications, call DMV or your doctor, they know. I have seen the long list of what can keep some from driving, but it's hyper-specific.

Good luck.

Feb 24, 2015
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Medications allowed as a truck driver
by: Hervy

There is no list of medications allowed. Any meds or drugs that affect safe operation of the vehicle, will disqualify you. The Physician will determine based on listed side effects (and additional criteria) not your opinion of the how it affects you or whether it limits you.

(I make that statement because people are quick to assume that because they see themselves as not being negatively affected it means they are not affected or shouldn't be disqualified)

Any habit forming drugs will automatically disqualify.

If you are not on habit forming, see how things turn out at the DOT physical.

Remember: There are some exceptions so don't automatically disqualify yourself. For instance, if you have taken some medication for a long period (with proof) and it controls your condition rendering no harmful side affects to you personally, the Dr. may be OK with giving you the OK.

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