Can Truck drivers take Prozac?
I take Prozac for anxiety and I no longer have anxiety attacks. Will this be a problem for my DOT physical? If the anxiety disorder is controlled with the medication, then there is no real problem. Just make sure you inform the medical examiner about your condition and the medications you are taking for it.
Can a CDL driver be on antidepressants?
The commonly prescribed cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) is allowed if the driver does not show any sedating side effects. Also, nearly all antidepressants are allowed, barring uncommon first-generation medications such as TCAs (tricyclic antidepressants) and MAOIs (monoamine oxidase inhibitors).
Can you drive a HGV on antidepressants?
“It is illegal to drive or attempt to drive if your ability to do so is impaired by drugs, including prescribed medication for a mental health problem,” said mental health charity Mind. In the last decade, the number of antidepressant prescriptions in England has almost doubled.
Can a schizophrenic drive?
Accidents: Although individuals with schizophrenia do not drive as much as other people, studies have shown that they have double the rate of motor vehicle accidents per mile driven. A significant but unknown number of individuals with schizophrenia also are killed as pedestrians by motor vehicles.
Do you need to tell DVLA about depression?
You must tell DVLA if your depression affects your ability to drive safely. You can be fined up to £1,000 if you don’t tell DVLA about a medical condition that affects your driving. You may be prosecuted if you’re involved in an accident as a result.
Can you drive a commercial vehicle while taking Adderall?
Use of any Schedule I drugs, amphetamines (such as Adderall), narcotics (drugs derived from poppy or coca), and any other habit-forming drug (i.e. drugs with a risk of addiction) disqualifies a truck driver.