Addictive Prescription Drugs – Classification

1. Depressants

Name Examples DEA Schedule
Benzodiazepines Ativan, Valium, Xanax IV
Barbiturates Amytal, Nembutal, II, III, V
Sleep Medications Ambien, Lunesta IV

2. Opioids

Name Examples DEA Schedule
Codeine Codeine, Cough Syrups II, III, V
Morphine Roxanol, Duramorph II, III
Methadone Methadose, Dolophine II
Fentanyl Actiq, Duragesic, Sublimaze II

3. Stimulants

Name Examples DEA Schedule
Amphetamine Biphetamine, Dexedrine, II
Methamphetamine Concerta, Ritalin II

4. Others

Name Examples DEA Schedule
Dextromethorphan Cough and Cold Syrups Not Scheduled