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Accepted Medications for Hypertension


Medication Interim revision of Table III - Classification of medications for the treatment of hypertension in pilots
(Guidelines for the Assessment of Cardiovascular Fitness in Canadian Pilots.)


ACE Inhibitors

Captopril, Enalapril, Fosinopril, Lisinopril, Quinalapril

· In combination with diuretics, hypovolemia may occur and review by the AMRB may be recommended.



Acebutolol, Atenolol, Metroprolol, Nadolol, Oxprenolol, Pindolol, Propranolol, Timolol

· Hydrophilic beta-blockers are preferred. Compounds with alpha blockers are not accepable.



Channel Blockers, Diltiazem, Nifedipine (tablets only), Nicardipine, Verapamil

* When prescribed for hypertension only.



Aldosterone, Amiloride in combination with HCT, Chlorthalidone (less than 100 mg/d), Hydrochlorothiazide (HCT), Indapamide, Methylcothiazide, Triamteren

Other anti-hypertensive medications will be referred to the Aviation Medical Review Board for advice. Combinations of anti-hypertensive medications will be viewed with caution.