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DEA Schedule Drugs
from the Top 200 Drug List


On the PTCB exam, you will likely be asked to identify DEA Schedule drugs. It's vital to know which of the top 200 drugs are controlled and what level of addiction potential they have. The most common mistake pharm tech students make is confusing DEA Schedule III drugs as DEA Schedule II.



DEA Schedule II

Oxycodone/APAP

Dexmethylphenidate

Methylphenidate

Oxycodone

Lisdexamfetamine

Fentanyl

Methadone

Meperidine

Hydrocodone/APAP

Amphetamine / Dextroamphetamine

Percocet®

Focalin®

Concerta®

OxyContin®

Vyvanse®

Duragesic®

Dolophine®

Demerol®

Vicodin®

Adderall®

Pain Relief

A.D.H.D.

A.D.H.D.

Pain Relief

A.D.H.D.

Narcotic Analgesic

Anti-addictive

Narcotic Analgesic

Pain Relief

ADHD / Narcolepsy

DEA Schedule III

Buprenorphine

Codeine / APAP

Testosterone

Suboxone®

Tylenol® #2,3,4

AndroGel®

Opiate Addiction

Pain Relief

Low T (testosterone)

DEA Schedule IV

Zolpidem

Alprazolam

Clonazepam

Carisoprodol

Diazepam

Lorazepam

Eszopiclone

Temazepam

Phentermine

Tramadol

Ambien®

Xanax®

Klonopin®

Soma®

Valium®

Ativan®

Lunesta®

Restoril® 

Adipex® P

Ultram®

Insomnia

Anti-Anxiety

Anti-Anxiety

Muscle Relaxer

Anti-Anxiety

Anti-Anxiety

Sleep Aid

Sleep Aid

Weight Loss

Pain Relief








DEA Schedule Drug Information

The DEA Sch. Drugs listed above are from the Top 200 list, and this is just a partial list of those Schedule Drugs. For the purpose of studying for the PTCB exam, please consult your particular program's requirements. A full list of controlled substances can be found on the Drug Enforcement Website.



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