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Schedule of Controlled Drugs1
SCHEDULE I
(All nonresearch use illegal under federal law.)
Flunitrazepam (Rohypnol)
Narcotics:
Heroin and many nonmarketed synthetic narcotics
Hallucinogens:
LSD
MDA, STP, DMT, DET, mescaline, peyote, bufotenine, ibogaine, psilocybin, phencyclidine (PCP; veterinary drug only)
Marijuana
Methaqualone
SCHEDULE II
(No telephone prescriptions, no refills.)2
Opioids:
Opium
Opium alkaloids and derived phenanthrene alkaloids: codeine, morphine, (Avinza, Kadian, MSContin, Roxanol), hydromorphone (Dilaudid), oxymorphone (Exalgo), oxycodone (dihydroxycodeinone, a component of Oxycotin, Percodan, Percocet, Roxicodone, Tylox)
Designated synthetic drugs: meperidine (Demerol), methadone, levorphanol (Levo-Dromoran), fentanyl (Duragesic, Actiq, Fentora), alfentanil (Alfenta), sufentanil (Sufenta), remifentanil (Ultiva), tapentadol (Nycynta)
Stimulants:
Coca leaves and cocaine
Amphetamine
Amphetamine complex (Biphetamine)
Amphetamine salts (Adderall)
Dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine, Procentra)
Lisdexamfetamine (Vyanse)
Methamphetamine (Desoxyn)
Methylphenidate (Ritalin, Concerta, Methylin, Daytrana, Medadate)
Above in mixtures with other controlled or uncontrolled drugs
Cannabinoids:
Nabilone (Cesamet)
Depressants:
Amobarbital (Amytal)
Pentobarbital (Nembutal)
Secobarbital (Seconal)
SCHEDULE III
(Prescription must be rewritten after 6 months or five refills.)
Opioids:
Buprenorphine (Buprenex, Subutex)
Mixture of above Buprenorphine and Naloxone (Suboxone)
The following opioids in combination with one or more active nonopioid ingredients, provided the amount does not exceed that shown:
Codeine and dihydrocodeine: not to exceed 1800 mg/dL or 90 mg/tablet or other dosage unit
Dihydrocodeinone (hydrocodone in Hycodan, Vicodin, and Lortab): not to exceed 300 mg/dL or 15 mg/tablet
Opium: 500 mg/dL or 25 mg/5 mL or other dosage unit (paregoric)
Stimulants:
Benzphetamine (Didrex)
Phendimetrazine (Bontril)
Depressants:
Schedule II barbiturates in mixtures with noncontrolled drugs or in suppository dosage form
Butabarbital (Butisol)
Ketamine (Ketalar)
Cannabinoids:
Dronabinol (Marinol)
Anabolic Steroids:
Fluoxymesterone (Androxy)
Methyltestosterone (Android, Testred, Methitest)
Nandrolone decanoate (Deca-Durabolin) Non US
Nandrolone phenpropionate (Durabolin) Non US
Oxandrolone (Oxandrin), Oxymetholone (Androl-50)
Stanozolol (Winstrol)
Testolactone (Teslac)
Testosterone and its esters
SCHEDULE IV
(Prescription must be rewritten after 6 months or five refills; differs from Schedule III in penalties for illegal possession.)
Opioids:
Butorphanol (Stadol)
Difenoxin 1 mg + atropine 25 mcg (Motofen)
Pentazocine (Talwin)
Stimulants:
Armodafinil (Nuvigil)
Diethylpropion (Tenuate) not in US
Mazindol (Sanorex)
Modafinil (Provigil)
Phentermine (Ionamin, Adipex-P)
Depressants:
Benzodiazepines
Alprazolam (Xanax)
Chlordiazepoxide (Librium)
Clonazepam (Kionopin)
Clorazepate(Tranxene)
Diazepam (Valium)
Estazolam (ProSom)
Flurazepam (Dalmane)
Halazepam (Paxipam)
Lorazepam (Ativan)
Midazolam (Versed)
Oxazepam (Serax)
Prazepam (Centrax)
Quazepam (Doral)
Temazepam (Restoril)
Triazolam (Halcion)
Chloral hydrate (Somnote)
Eszopiclone (Lunesta)
Meprobamate (Equanil, Miltown, etc)
Mephobarbital (Mebaral)
Methohexital (Brevital)
Paraldehyde
Phenobarbital
Zaleplon (Sonata)
Zolpidem (Ambien)
SCHEDULE V
(As any other nonopioid prescription drug)
Codeine: 200 mg/100 mL
Difenoxin preparations: 0.5 mg + 25 mcg atropine
Dihydrocodeine preparations: 10 mg/100 mL
Diphenoxylate (not more than 2.5 mg and not less than 0.025 mg of atropine per dosage unit, as in Lomotil)
Ethylmorphine preparations: 100 mg/100 mL
Opium preparations: 100 mg/100 mL
Pregabalin (Lyrica)
Pyrovalerone (Centroton, Thymergix)

1See http://www.usdoj.gov/dea/pubs/scheduling.html for additional details.

2Emergency prescriptions may be telephoned if followed within 7 days by a valid written prescription annotated to indicate that it was previously placed by telephone.

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