Common questions

Can Truck drivers take mood stabilizers?

Can Truck drivers take mood stabilizers?

Any anti-seizure medication taken to prevent seizures is a disqualifying drug. Methadone use will also disqualify a trucker from driving a commercial truck.

Can CDL drivers take anxiety medication?

Short-acting anxiolytics (anxiety relievers) such as Lunesta and Ambien are not disqualifying as long as the short-acting preparation is used, and the driver leaves enough time for the drug to clear his system before driving.

Can you be a truck driver with schizophrenia?

I’ve done my research and found out it’s possible to become a truck driver with schizophrenia (as long as your meds don’t make you drowsy, and mines don’t).

Can you pass a DOT physical with anxiety?

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.

Are prescription drugs OK to take while driving?

Antidepressants, opioids, and other prescription drugs may cause impairment. If you are taking a prescription drug, or get a prescription for a new medicine or a higher dose of a current drug, do not drive until you know what effect it has on your judgment, coordination, and reaction time.

Can a person with mental illness get a CDL?

The symptoms of these illnesses can range from minor to severe and most are easily controlled with medication. The medications given for mental illnesses can help suffers live a normal, happy life. If you suffer from anxiety, depression or other mental illnesses but take medication to treat the symptoms, you may be ineligible for a CDL.

What makes a person not eligible for a CDL?

Excessively antagonistic, instinctive, impulsive, openly aggressive, paranoid or severely depressed behavior greatly interfere with the driver’s ability to drive safely.

Can a driver take a drug without a prescription?

A driver cannot take a controlled substance or prescription medication without a prescription from a licensed practitioner. If a driver uses a drug identified in 21 CFR 1308.11 (391.42(b)(12)) or any other substance such as amphetamine, a narcotic, or any other habit forming drug, The driver is medically unqualified.

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