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

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

examples of schedule II drugs (C-II drugs)
generic namebrand namedrug class or drug categorygeneral use
amphetamine/dextroamphetamineAdderallcentral nervous system stimulantADHD
dextroamphetamineDexedrinecentral nervous system stimulantattention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
fentanylDuragesicnarcotic analgesicchronic pain
fentanyl citrateActiq; Fentora; Onsolisnarcotic (opioid) analgesicto manage breakthrough pain in cancer patients
hydromorphoneDilaudid; Exalgonarcotic analgesic; opioid agonistto treat moderate to severe pain
lisdexamfetamineVyvansecentral nervous system stimulantattention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
meperidineDemerolnarcotic analgesicto treat moderate to severe pain
methadoneDolophine; Methadosenarcotic analgesic; narcotic suppressantto treat severe pain; to treat narcotic addiction
methylphenidate (oral)Concerta; Ritalin; Methylincentral nervous system stimulantADHD
methylphenidate (patch)Daytranacentral nervous system stimulantADHD
morphine sulfateMS Contin; Kadian; Avinza; Oramorphnarcotic analgesicmoderate to severe pain
oxycodoneOxyContin; Roxicodonenarcotic analgesicmoderate to severe pain
oxycodone/acetaminophenPercocetnarcotic analgesicmoderate to severe pain
oxymorphoneOpananarcotic pain relieverto treat moderate-to-severe pain
tapentadolNucyntaopioid analgesicmoderate to severe acute pain
Schedule II same as C-II
--- substances in this schedule have a high potential for abuse which may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.

--- there are no refills for a C-II prescription.

--- federal law requires the patient's street address on Rx's for controlled substances.

--- prescriptions for Schedule II controlled substances must be written and be signed by the practitioner.

--- a C-II prescription must have the control number, physician's DEA number, and physician's DPS number.

--- in some states, a C-II prescription must be filled within 7 days of issue and in other states it must be filled within 72 hours. In Texas, a C-II prescription must be filled within 21 days of issue.

--- labels for C-II controlled substances must contain the fill date.

--- for C-II drugs, the auxiliary label "Transfer Warning" is required.

--- labels for C-II drugs should contain the statement, "Caution: Federal law prohibits the transfer of this drug to any person other than the person for whom it was prescribed."

--- after a pharmacist fills a C-II prescription, the pharmacist must sign and date the original prescription and this prescription must be filed separately from other prescriptions.

--- schedule II controlled substance prescriptions, written for a patient enrolled in hospice, may be faxed to a pharmacy for dispensing.

--- physician assistants (PA) and advanced practice nurses (APN) are not allowed to issue prescriptions for C-II drugs.

--- in emergency situations, a prescription for a Schedule II controlled substance may be telephoned to the pharmacy and the prescriber must follow up with a written prescription being sent to the pharmacy within 72 hours.

--- a DEA triplicate form 222 must be used when ordering C-II drugs. Purchase of C-II drugs must be authorized by a pharmacist on the DEA form.

--- a physical inventory of C-II drugs is required every two years.