St Austell Healthcare are unable to prescribe benzodiazepines (like diazepam) to patients dealing with fear of flying. Many other GP practices share a similar approach.
- Drowsiness can lead to reduced movement and prolonged sitting, increasing the risk of deep vein thrombosis (blood clot) in the legs or even lungs,
with potentially severe or deadly outcomes.
British National Formulary (BNF), a manual providing drug information.
- They are only meant for severe or incapacitating anxiety, and we would not recommend flying in this situation.
We understand that patients may genuinely experience fear of flying. Some major UK-based airlines offer "Fear of Flying" programs that you might want to explore.
We appreciate your understanding regarding this matter.