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    Drug Testing for ADHD

    can you take medication for adhd and become an air traffic controller

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    Re: Drug Testing for ADHD

    If you have ADHD, you are medically disqualified from being an ATC.

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    Re: Drug Testing for ADHD

    Wow, what a question!

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    Re: Drug Testing for ADHD

    Can you ingest speed for mental problems and be an Controller? If I have my medical marijuana card does that mean I can smoke pot on my lunch?

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    Re: Drug Testing for ADHD

    Sadly only fighter pilots are allowed to gobble "go pills"

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    Re: Drug Testing for ADHD

    Wouldn’t we all like to pop adderal and get our study on! The doctor will ask about all meds taken in the last 90 days so it would come up in your medical.

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    Re: Drug Testing for ADHD

    I take Pantoprazole for heartburn every day. No side effects that I am aware of (unless it you can credit my 10" member to heartburn meds). Anyone know if this may present a future problem? I am assuming no, but I probably should check into this.

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    Can you ingest speed for mental problems and be an Controller? If I have my medical marijuana card does that mean I can smoke pot on my lunch?
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    Re: Drug Testing for ADHD

    Quote Originally Posted by phillyman2633 View Post
    I take Pantoprazole for heartburn every day. No side effects that I am aware of (unless it you can credit my 10" member to heartburn meds). Anyone know if this may present a future problem? I am assuming no, but I probably should check into this.



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    That link on the side of the webpage has "Ask a profession." There is a medical section with Dr. Orsak who is a flight surgeon. He provides his best opinion on medical questions.

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    Re: Drug Testing for ADHD

    Quote Originally Posted by phillyman2633 View Post
    I take Pantoprazole for heartburn every day. No side effects that I am aware of (unless it you can credit my 10" member to heartburn meds). Anyone know if this may present a future problem? I am assuming no, but I probably should check into this.



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    Prilosec is a no go for controllers in the AF. No idea why. I can't say for the FAA.

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    Re: Drug Testing for ADHD

    If you can quit it, and function off of it, you will be fine. If you have been off of it for a period of time, you will be fine....if you are on it now, you may want to talk to your FAA doctor.

    Also, YES it will appear on your drug test. Adderall is amphetamines. Amphetamines are also known as 'speed'. So, yes, it will be picked up. If you have a prescription, it's not illegal, however, from what I know, you can't control and be on it.

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