Prescribed Mydayis (adderall) but need to get class B med card

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  1. Brewersphan

    Brewersphan Bobtail Member

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    Hello,
    I have been prescribed Mydayis (adderall) for the last year and a half. I now see that it is a "banned" medication so I quit taking it 2 weeks ago. Can I go take my dot phusical nkw or will I need to get doctor involved? Thank you and I'm sorry if this question has been asked a million times. Cheers!
     
  2. Chinatown

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    If you can pass a drug test, you're good to go.
    @Moose1958 has the details.
     
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  3. x1Heavy

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    Wait a little longer. To be sure it's out of your system.

    You do not want any hint of mental health issues via medicines prescribed to you.

    I don't see a problem provided you can deal with this crazy lifestyle. Nothing will be regular or routine.
     
  4. Aamcotrans

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    All you need is your doctor to write a letter stating that your medication does not affect your driving.
     
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  5. Tb0n3

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    It's a highly abused amphetamine. It's not about mental health but drug abuse. I'm not sure but Adderall might be on the completely banned substance list. If it is then no doctors not will help.
     
  6. Aamcotrans

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    it is not banned. All you need is a note from your doctor.
    Adderall is just ritalin in an extended release form. No doctor will prescribe it if not needed, nor is it addictive to people with ADD or ADHD
     
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  7. Brettj3876

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    I can attest to this. One of my good friends has been on adderall for years w/o any issues. They trust him enough with a bus full of kids
     
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  8. Chinatown

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    @Moose1958 & @Zoltan1a - Someone broke an arm and was on prescription pain meds. Now doesn't need them, but the bone is still healing; still can't work for awhile.
    Do you know anyone you can ask about drug testing. Will have around a 100 days to get the pain med out of system and it says around 90 days the hair test can read it. I also has the scrips but I don’t know if they will accept those .
     
  9. Aamcotrans

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    They will call his pharmacy and his doctor for verification. if it was prescribed and he’s no longer on them, then the drug test will have zero meaning for that substance.
     
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  10. Moose1958

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    I have my setting set so I don't get an alert from a tag, sorry I just saw your tags.

    This is the answer to the best of my understanding.

    What medications disqualify a CMV driver?

    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.
    There is an exception: the prescribing doctor can write that the driver is safe to be a commercial driver while taking the medication. In this case, the Medical Examiner may, but does not have to certify the driver.
    Any anti-seizure medication used for the prevention of seizures is disqualifying.
    The Medical Examiner has 2 ways to determine if any medication a driver uses will adversely affect safe operation of a CMV:
    1. Review each medication - prescription, non-prescription and supplement
    2. Request a letter from the prescribing doctor



    Last Updated : September 18, 2017


    Read that part I made bold VERY carefully, and pay close attention to what I underlined. That is the answer.
     
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