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EBNESINA 2007, 10(2): 43-60 Back to browse issues page
Antibiotics and flight
K Ghazizadeh
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Antibiotics are among the commonest prescribed medications. The widespread use of antibiotics and resulting drug resistance has led to the development of new drugs and multi drug regimens. A satisfactory knowledge of this group of drugs is important for the aeromedical examiner considering the critical conditions of flight. This article comprises a brief review of antibiotics and pertinent considerations during a flight. In the military section: the Canadian Air Force recommends that the flight crew using antibiotics be grounded for 4 weeks to allow time for the acute phase of the illness to pass and possible adverse reactions to emerge. Crew can return to duty in the absence of complications. In cases of outpatient and long-term treatment, the individual must be under supervision for at least one week. In the civil section: the Federal Aviation Association (FAA) recommends that crew can continue their duties if no adverse reactions occur after 48 hours of usage or prior use. The lack of interference with flight safety must be considered. It is noteworthy that the final decision about the aptness of use of these drugs is the responsibility of the aeromedical examiner.
Keywords: antibiotics, flight, military
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2012/03/7 | Accepted: 2014/06/3 | Published: 2014/06/3
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Ghazizadeh K. Antibiotics and flight. EBNESINA. 2007; 10 (2) :43-60
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