Passing The Physical For The Exams

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David J.'s Comment
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I am on disability for depression. I am taking a medicine called risperdal. Will this prevent me from passing the physical for the exams? I work out each day and or is it case by case? I even heard there are disabled and handicap driving all across the world making living well.

Phil C.'s Comment
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Drivers taking any ofthe following medications require an in-depth history regarding the medications. The use of these medications may not disqualify a driver, but the underlying diagnosis may. The history should include the name of the medications, reason for taking the medication (diagnosis) and dosage. If it is determined that the medication will be allowed, it is necessary to obtain a letter from the treating physician. The letter must include the medication name, dosage, reason for taking, how long taking, that the individual is not having any related side effects to the medication and that the individual is deemed safe to drive a commercial vehicle while taking the medication.

ALPRAZOLAM ALDOMET AMITRIPTYLLNE ANAFRANIL ANTABUSE ATARAX ATIVAN ATROPINE BENTYL BUPROPION BUSPAR BUSPIRONE CELEXA CHLORDIAZEPOXIDE CHLORPROMAZINE CLOMIPRAMINE COUMADIN CYLERT DEPAKOTE DESIPRAMJNE DESYREL DIAZEPAM DIETHYLPROPLAN DONNATOL DOXEPINE DEXEDRINE EFFEXOR ELAVIL ESKALITH FENFLURAMINE FLUOXETINE FLUPHENAZINE FLUVOXAMLNE GEODON HALDOL HALOPERIDOL I-IYDROXAZINE IMIPRAMINE IOANAMINE LEXAPRO (Celexa/Prozac combined) LIBRAX LIBRIUM LITHIUM (Request most recent blood level) LITHOTABS LORAZEPAM LUVOX MELLARIL METHYLPHENIDATE METHYLDOPA (HIN) MIRTAZAPINE NEFAZODONE NAVANE NORPRAMINE NORTRIPTYLINE OXEZEPAM PAMELOR PAROXETINE PAXIL PEMOLINE PHENERGAN PHENTERMINE PONDIMIN PROLIXIN PROMETHAZINE PROZAC REMERON RISPERDAL RISPERTDONE RITALIN ROI-IYPNOL=Tranquilizer SERAX SERTRALINE SERZONE SINEQUAN STELAZINE TENUATEDOSPAN THIORLDAZINE TI-IIOTHIXENE TI-I0 RAZINE TIGAN TOFRANIL TRAZODONE TRIFLUOPERAZINE TRILAFON TRIMETHOBENZAMIDE VALIUM VALPROICACID= Antiseizure VALRELEASE VENLAFAXINE VISTARIL WARFARIN WELLBUTRIN XANAX ZOLOFT ZYBAN ZYPREXA ANGINA MEDICATIONS (Discuss case with nurses) ADALAT ADALATCC AMLODIPINE BEPRLDIL CALAN CALANSR CARDENE CARDIZEM CARDIZEMCD CARDLZEMSR CORGARD DILACORXR DILTIAZEM DYNACIRC ISOPTIN ISOPTIN SR ISORDIL ISRADIPINE NICARDIPJNE NIFEDIPINE NITROGLYCERIN NORVASC PROCARDIA PROCARDIA XL TIAZAC VASCOR VERAPAMIL VERAPMIL VERELAN

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Operating While Intoxicated

Phil C.'s Comment
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Drivers may not take any of the following medications while operating a commercial vehicle. Any use of these medications require a 24 hour mandatory out of service after last dose consumed.

ACETAMINOPHEN/CODIENE #2, #3, #4 AMBIEN ANACIN PM ANEXIA ANTI VERT APAP #2, #3, #4 AVINZA B&O SUPPOSITORIES BACLOFEN BENADRYL BONINE BUAIFENESIN/CODIENE BUFFERIN AF NITE-TIME BUTABARBITOL BUTALBITAL BUTISOL BUTORPHANOL CANTIL CARISOPRODOL CARISOPRODOL/CODIENE CHLORZOXAZONE CO-GESIC COCAINE CODIENE CODIMAL PH COMPOZ CYCLOBENZAPRINE DALMANE DARVOCET N DARVON DARVON COMPOUND 65 DEMEROL DESOXYN DEXTROAMPHETAMINE DIDREX DILAUDID DIPHENHYDRAMINE DOLOPHINE DOXYLAMINE DURAGESIC DURATUSS (elixir) ESGIC OR ESGIC-PLUS ESTAZOLAM FENTANYL FIORICET FIORINAL #3 FIORINOL FLEXERIL FLURAZEPAM I-IALCION HEROIN HYDROCODONE I-IYDROMORPHONE INSULIN IOPHEN SYRUP UORESAL LOMOTIL LONOX LORCET LORTAB 2.5, 5,7.5 MATAXALONE MECLAZINE MEPERGAN MEPERGAN FORTE MERPERID1NE METHADONE METHAMPHETAMINE METHOCARBAMOL MORPHINE MS CONTIN(Kadian) NEMBUTAL NORCO NORFLEX NORGESIC FORTE NOVAHISTINE EXPECTORANT NUCOFED NYTOL ORPHENADRLNE OXYCONTIN OXYCODONE PANLOR PAREGORIC PARAFON FORTE PARAPECTOLIN PENTAZOCINE PENTOBARBITAL PERCOCET PERCODAN PHENOBARBITAL PHP POWDERED OPIUM PROPACET PROPOXYPHENE PROSOM PROTUSS-D RESTORIL RMS SUPPOSITORYASTRA MORPH ROBAXIN ROBITUSSIN AC ROXICET ROXICODONE ROXILOX SCOPALAMINE SECOBARBITAL SECONAL SKELAX1N SLEEP-EZE SOMA SOMA/CODIENE SOMINEX SONATA STADOL NS SUBLIMAZE SYNALGOS-DC (capsule has codeine in it) TALACEN TAL WIN NX TEMAZEPAM THC TRANSDERM-SCOP TRIAZOLAM TUSSI-ORGANIDIN TUSSIONEX TUS SIN- 12 TYLENOL #1, #2, #3, #4 TYLENOL PM TYLOX ULTRACET UNISOM VICODIN VICOPROFEN VICODIN ES WYGESIC ZANAFLEX ZOLPIDEM ZYDONE ANTICONVULSANTS. When prescribed as anticonvulsants. Other uses may be allowed as conditional dependent on diagnosis and require a clearance letter from treating MD CARBAMAZEPINE CARBATROL DEPAKOTE DILANTIN EPITOL KLONOPIN NEURONTIN PHENOBARBITAL TOPAMAX TEGRETOL TRILEPTAL ZONEGRAN CONDITIONAL KNOCKOUT MEDICATIONS

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Will H.'s Comment
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Hmm, I have a question thats up this alley...

I was taking topamax and depakote for migraines, but have been off the medications for over a year now. Should I be ok withe the fact that ive been off that long?

Old School's Comment
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Will, if you've been off of it that long there is no way it is going to show up in a drug test. But, any current medications that one is taking will have to be documented with a form that you fill out when taking the physical. This is something that snags people up. As long as you have documented the medications you are taking and not tried to conceal anything, when it shows up in your drug test you are still cleared, but when people foolishly try to hide something and then it shows up they have got a big problem. There are a some medications that just simply aren't allowed, but most of the time your physician can change your prescription to something that will allow you to still operate a commercial vehicle if necessary.

Will H.'s Comment
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Will, if you've been off of it that long there is no way it is going to show up in a drug test. But, any current medications that one is taking will have to be documented with a form that you fill out when taking the physical. This is something that snags people up. As long as you have documented the medications you are taking and not tried to conceal anything, when it shows up in your drug test you are still cleared, but when people foolishly try to hide something and then it shows up they have got a big problem. There are a some medications that just simply aren't allowed, but most of the time your physician can change your prescription to something that will allow you to still operate a commercial vehicle if necessary.

Ok thats cool, I didnt know if they would want past medical details or just current. Likely just another point to keep my mouth shut on LoL!

Gunner's Comment
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I am on disability for deppression. I am taking a medicin called resperdol. Will this prevent me from passing the phsycial for the exams. I work out each day and or is it case by case? I even heard there are disabeled and handicap driving all across the world makeing living well.

I think the medication topic has been so over-analyzied that it's actually scaring people. Lol. The general rule of thumb my recruiter told me is, "if you are on any meds that will show on a drug screen then definitely mention it". Otherwise, your medical history is exactly that......HISTORY, and thats between you and your doctor". So, i would say that telling a company you took pain meds, or depression meds, or whatever, 6 months ago server no purpose. That's your medical past so don't worry about it unless you need to go back on them for some reason.

"There's nothing to worry about until there is something to worry about".

Gunner's Comment
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I quoted the wrong thread by the way so my post is not in response to david J. It's and IN GENERAL type thing. :)

Jason M.'s Comment
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Hey guys. Sorry to resurrect an old question. I was just wondering if anyone knows if the DOT regs regarding medications is the same or if it has changed. I am having a hard time finding anything online. I'm on Risperdal as well.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Nothing much has changed recently. You can contact any doctor that's certified to give DOT physicals and they can tell you if certain medications will be allowed for commercial driving. If the one you're on is not allowed then you'll have to get your doctor to change you to a different medication.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

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