I need to keep this under control but as I look into reactivating my pilot's license I find that the FAA does not allow use of Baclofen. Is there something similar that will allow me to pass the physical?
I would think there are several options available to you, however, I am not sure if any of them will be ok with the FAA. Ask your Doctor if there are any acceptable substitutions. Why can't you hiccup and fly? I once had chronic hiccups, believe it or not, the ER doc grabbed my tongue (he wrapped gauze around it first), I thought he was going to pull it right out of m head, but the constant tension broke the reflex action. That was after 5 days straight hiccups, this worked for almost an hour, then they returned but not as bad and eventually the finally stopped after 12-hours. Anyway, hope this helps.
My impression is that baclofen is sort of a class of its own and there really isn't anything similar. There's always the super addictive benzodiazepines but I'm assuming these would be excluded by the Faa as well.
Maybe a seizure med like gabapentin? Don't know much about chronic hiccup.
- Baclofen Information for Consumers
- Baclofen Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Baclofen (detailed)
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