Category 1 Medical - Steroid Tolerance

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Category 1 Medical - Steroid Tolerance

#1 Post by fasterisbest » Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:25 pm

Hello,

I have the condition where I very irregularly (2 twice in the last 8 years for 7-10 days per) need to take a steroid called 'prednisone' (or similar). I see the the FAA has a tolerance of up to 20mg for Class 1 medical certificates, however I can not find any info with regard to Canada.

Can anyone say with a large degree of certainty (or lead me to the info) what a tolerable dosage of an oral steroid, such as prednisone, would be with regard to a Canadian Category 1 Medical?

Thanks for any help.
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Re: Category 1 Medical - Steroid Tolerance

#2 Post by Castorero » Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:32 pm

I would think that it is not so much the dose of this medication but the condition requiring its use.

Without that information it is difficult to say anything about it.

Given that whatever necessitates the use of this high dose steroid is so sporadic, it is the condition and not so much the treatment that would interest your CAME.

Worse case scenario one could be disqualified from flying for the duration of the illness, whatever that may be.
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Re: Category 1 Medical - Steroid Tolerance

#3 Post by Grey_Wolf » Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:15 pm

https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/services/aviati ... llers.html

Might have to search around a bit ...
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Re: Category 1 Medical - Steroid Tolerance

#4 Post by fasterisbest » Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:43 am

Castorero wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:32 pm
I would think that it is not so much the dose of this medication but the condition requiring its use.
Without that information it is difficult to say anything about it.
The condition is colitis, but a rather mild case. More IBS it seems.
Castorero wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:32 pm
Given that whatever necessitates the use of this high dose steroid is so sporadic, it is the condition and not so much the treatment that would interest your CAME.
20mg is not considered a high dose. 50mg would be a high dose.
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Re: Category 1 Medical - Steroid Tolerance

#5 Post by Castorero » Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:32 pm

fasterisbest

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