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UK – EU Transition, and UK Civil Aviation Regulations

To access current UK civil aviation regulations, including AMC and GM, CAA regulatory documents, please use this link to UK Regulation. Please note, if you use information and guidance under the Headings below, the references to EU regulations or EU websites in our guidance will not be an accurate information or description of your obligations under UK law. These pages are undergoing reviews and updates.

Medication for benign prostatic hypertrophy

ACCEPTABLE MEDICATION

SELECTIVE ALPHA BLOCKERS

Tamsulosin

400MCG OD

Alfuzosin

10MG OD

5 ALPHA-REDUCTASE ENZYME INHIBITORS

Finasteride

5MG OD

Dutasteride

500MCG OD

ACTION

Grounded for a minimum period of 2 weeks after starting medication or an increase in dose. Grounded for 48 hours after first dose of medication.

INVESTIGATIONS

Ensure satisfactory symptom control and free of side-effects of medication e.g. headache, dizziness (especially on standing), palpitations, blurred vision.

AND

AME/GP to document three separate sets of lying and standing blood pressures to confirm no postural hypotension.

Ensure satisfactory symptom control and free of side-effects of medication that may affect ability to fly e.g. hypersensitivity reactions, testicular pain.

CERTIFICATION

CLASS 1 & 2 UNRESTRICTED

CLASS 1 & 2 UNRESTRICTED

ADDITIONAL NOTES

  1. Once daily formulations permitted only.
  2. Combination Therapy: an alpha blocker prescribed together with a 5 alpha-reductase enzyme inhibitor is acceptable for unrestricted Class 1 or 2 certification, following the alpha blocker policy above.
 

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