quick facts about schedule V drugs (C-V drugs)

Source: U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

examples of schedule V drugs (C-V drugs)
generic namebrand namedrug class or drug categorygeneral use
APAP/codeine 12mgTylenol with codeine elixirnarcotic analgesicmild to moderate pain
dihydrocodeine/phenylephrineAlahist DHCnarcotic antitussive and decongestantto treat cough and congestion due to the common cold, flu
diphenoxylate/atropineLomotilantidiarrhealfor the treatment of diarrhea
ezogabinePotigaantiepileptic; anticonvulsantis used as adjunctive treatment of partial-onset seizures
guaifenesin 100mg/codeine 10mgCheratussin AC; Guaiatussin AC; Virtussin ACexpectorant and narcotic cough suppressantto treat cough due to colds, flu, or bronchitis
guaifenesin 300mg/codeine 10mgDex-Tussexpectorant and narcotic cough suppressantto treat cough due to colds, flu, or bronchitis
lacosamideVimpatantiepilepticto treat partial-onset seizures in people with epilepsy
pregabalinLyricaanticonvulsant; antineuralgicnerve pain due to diabetes; post-herpetic neuralgia; fibromyalgia
promethazine/codeine 10mgPhenergan/codeineantihistamine and narcotic cough suppressantto treat symptoms due to colds, coughs, and allergies
Schedule V same as C-V
--- substances in this schedule have a low potential for abuse relative to substances listed in schedule IV and consist primarily of preparations containing limited quantities of certain narcotics. These are generally used for antitussive, antidiarrheal, and analgesic purposes.

--- a prescription for a Schedule V drug may not be filled or refilled more than six months after the date thereof or be refilled more than five times after the date of the prescription unless renewed by the practitioner.

--- prescriptions for Schedule V controlled substances may be written, oral or transmitted by fax.

--- partial refills of Schedule V controlled substance prescriptions are permissible under federal regulations provided that each partial filling is dispensed and recorded in the same manner as a refilling (i.e., date refilled, amount dispensed, initials of dispensing pharmacist, etc.), the total quantity dispensed in all partial fillings does not exceed the total quantity prescribed and no dispensing occurs after six months past the date of issue.

--- labels for C-V drugs must show the date of initial filling.

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