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No-go pill

In the U.S. military and other uses, a no-go pill refers to a hypnotic medication taken to ensure adequate rest in preparation for upcoming tasks or for rest and recovery. As of November 2012, medications approved as no-go pills by the U.S. Air Force for Special Operations[1] include:

  • Temazepam (Restoril), with a 12-hour restriction on subsequent flight operation
  • Zaleplon (Sonata), with a 4-hour restriction on subsequent flight operation
  • Zolpidem (Ambien), with a 6-hour restriction on subsequent flight operation

Historically, in the Western military domain, the government-legitimized fighter pilot was, conservatively and under medical doctor scrutiny, given in med-kit containers absent from no flight, both low-dose Dexedrine and relevantly, diazepam, for either one or the other extremity of condition (fatigue or sleeplessness) and amelioration thereof.[citation needed]

Go pillEdit

In contrast to the sleeping agents, a go pill refers to a wakefulness-promoting agent used for fatigue management, especially in a military combat-readiness context; this is contrasted with a no-go pill, which is used to promote sleep in support of combat operations. A go pill generally contains one of the following drugs:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Air Force Special Operations Command Instruction 48-101 Archived June 11, 2014, at the Wayback Machine., U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command, November 30, 2012.
  2. ^ Air Force Special Operations Command Instruction 48–101 Archived June 11, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. (sects. 1.7.4), U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command, November 30, 2012.