Schedule I

Schedule I includes substances with the following characteristics: (1) High potential for abuse; and (2) No accepted medical use in the United States or lacks accepted safety for use in treatment under medical supervision.

Common Schedule I drugs include:

  1. heroin
  2. LSD
  3. marijuana
  4. ecstasy
Schedule II

Schedule II includes substances with the following characteristics: (1) High potential for abuse; (2) Currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions; and (3) Abuse of the drug or other substances may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.

Common Schedule II drugs include:

  1. hydromorphone (Dilaudid®)
  2. methadone (Dolophine®)
  3. meperidine (Demerol®)
  4. oxycodone (OxyContin®, Percocet®)
  5. fentanyl (Sublimaze®, Duragesic®)
  6. morphine
  7. opium
  8. codeine
  9. hydrocodone
  10. amphetamine (Dexedrine®, Adderall®)
  11. methamphetamine
  12. methylphenidate (Ritalin®)
  13. amobarbital
  14. glutethimide
  15. pentobarbital
Schedule III

Schedule III includes substances with the following characteristics: (1) A potential for abuse less than the substances listed in Schedules I and II; (2) Currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States; and (3) Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.

Common Schedule III drugs include:

  1. Tylenol with Codeine®
  2. Suboxone®
  3. benzphetamine (Didrex®)
  4. phendimetrazine
  5. ketamine
  6. anabolic steroids
Schedule IV

Schedule IV includes substances with the following characteristics: (1) Low potential for abuse relative to substances listed in Schedule III; (2) Currently accepted medical use in treatment in use in the United States; and (3) Abuse of the substance may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the substances listed in Schedule III.

Common Schedule IV drugs include:

  1. alprazolam (Xanax®)
  2. carisoprodol (Soma®)
  3. clonazepam (Klonopin®)
  4. clorazepate (Tranxene®)
  5. diazepam (Valium®)
  6. lorazepam (Ativan®)
  7. midazolam (Versed®)
  8. temazepam (Restoril®)
  9. triazolam (Halcion®)
Schedule V

Schedule V includes substances with the following characteristics: (1) Low potential for abuse relative to the controlled substances listed in Schedule IV; (2) Currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States; and (3) Limited physical dependence or psychological dependence liability relative to the controlled substances listed in Schedule IV.

Common Schedule V drugs include:

  1. Robitussin AC®
  2. Phenergan with Codeine®

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