Is Ambien or Ambien CR an allowed prescription for commercial pilots. Schedule goes from working all days to working all mornings and I can't sleep very well sometimes.
Interesting question I'd like to know the answer as well.I know Melatonin (3mg) is an "OK" (according to the FAA) form of sleep aid. How about chamomile tea? It does contain benzodiazepines.
No true.It does contain benzodiazepines.
http://www.uspharmacist.com/oldformat.asp?url=newlook/files/Alte/ACF2FB5.cfm&pub_id=8&article_id=100Binding studies of apigenin on synaptosomal membrane, prepared from bovine cerebral cortex, showed significant affinity for the central benzodiazepine receptor. Apigenin competitively inhibited the binding of flunitrazepam, a benzodiazepine receptor ligand, with a Ki of 4 µM, and had no effect on muscarinic receptor,1-adrenoceptors and on the binding of muscimol to GABAA receptors.18 The authors concluded that apigenin is a ligand for the benzodiazepine receptors, exerting anxiolytic and slight sedative effects but not being anticonvulsant or myorelaxant.
Drink tea.So in English does that mean drinking herbal teas won't get you in trouble with the FAA?
By herbal I mean "legal" in the US...