Need Prescription Help

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  1. Alan Thon

    Alan Thon Call me....Blinker

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    Hey y'all

    I take antidepressants, but I am being told the medications I'm on are not allowed by the FMCSA. So even with a medical examiners card, and my doctor signing off on the medications, I still can't drive. WTF??? Why did I get my med card if the drugs aren't allowed?

    Does anyone have any advice?
     
  2. pro1driver

    pro1driver I am LOST

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    put up a list of what you are on.

    otherwise, simply aspirin is what we may assume you are on.
     
  3. pro1driver

    pro1driver I am LOST

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  4. Alan Thon

    Alan Thon Call me....Blinker

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    Celexa
    Nortriptyline
    Ativan

    I was told the Ativan and Nortriptyline are not allowed by the FMCSA. I don't get it. If my doctor says the drugs won't affect my driving, and the I passed the DOT physical, then why?
     
  5. pro1driver

    pro1driver I am LOST

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    one, you may have to try a DOT certified doctor, at the local health care clinic.

    two, you can still be denied.

    three, even though YOUR doctor says you can drive, you can still be denied by the company doctor, or the pre-employment drug screening MRO.
     
  6. Alan Thon

    Alan Thon Call me....Blinker

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    So what do I do next?
     
  7. pro1driver

    pro1driver I am LOST

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    Lorazepam
    Brand name: Ativan
    Sedative
    It can treat seizure disorders, such as epilepsy. It can also be used before surgery and medical procedures to relieve anxiety.
    Controlled substance
    Can cause paranoid or suicidal ideation and impair memory, judgment, and coordination. Combining with other substances, particularly alcohol, can slow breathing and possibly lead to death.


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    Nortriptyline

    This medicine may cause serotonin syndrome, especially if you take it with certain other medicines.

    This medicine may make you dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive or do anything that could be dangerous until you know how this medicine affects you.

    Do not stop using this medicine suddenly. Your doctor will need to slowly decrease your dose before you stop it completely.


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    celexa


    This medicine can increase thoughts of suicide. Tell your doctor right away if you start to feel depressed and have thoughts about hurting yourself.

    This medicine may make you dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive or do anything that could be dangerous until you know how this medicine affects you.

    Do not stop using this medicine suddenly. Your doctor will need to slowly decrease your dose before you stop it completely.
     
  8. pro1driver

    pro1driver I am LOST

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    you may just have to try different employers?

    or, you may have to get off them, BUT talk with your doctor. he may not really know the drug schedules for DOT.
     

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