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Pharmacology - Drug Schedules Cheat Sheet (DRAFT) by

This is a draft cheat sheet. It is a work in progress and is not finished yet.

Drug Laws & Legisl­ation

Two pieces of legisl­ation control drug status in Canada
CDSA: Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
CFDA: Canadian Food and Drugs Act

Schedule C & D - CFDA

Must list where the drug was 1. Manufa­ctured 2. the process 3. conditions of manufa­cturing

Part G - CFDA

Known as controlled drugs
Affect the CNS
Labels on the drugs are marked C
Catego­rized into three parts
Used for designated medical condit­ions, prepar­ations with one controlled drug or more than one active non controlled drug
Amphet­amines, methyl­phe­nidate, pentob­arbital
Prescribed for medical condit­ions.
Sedatives , thioba­rbi­tur­ates.
Misuse potential
Anabolic steroids, weight reduction drugs.

Schedule F - CFDA

Sold and refilled on prescr­iption only
Refills cannot exceed 6 months
Labels are marked Pr (presc­ription required)
♦ Examples: antibi­otics, hormones, and tranqu­ilizers

Narcotic Drugs and Prepar­ations - CFDA

High misuse potential
Examples: Morphine, codeine >8mg, amidones, coca and deriva­tives, fentanyls, benzaz­ocines,

Part J - CFDA

High misuse potential
Dangerous physio­logical and psycho­logical adverse effects
No recognized medical use
Examples: LSD, mescal­ine­(pe­yote), harmaline, psilocin and psilocybin (magic mushro­oms).

Benzod­iaz­epines & Other Targeted Substances - CFDA

Targeted Substance
controlled substances not in Schedule I OR a produc­t/c­ompound that contains a controleld substance that is in schedule I.
Examples: benzod­iaz­epine tranqu­ili­zers, diazepam, lorazepam, flumit­raz­epam, zolpidem.

Anything that ends with -pam

Schedule I - CDSA

Opium, Heroin, Morphine, Cocaine, Metham­phe­tamine
Schedule 1
Antibi­otics, Insulin
Schedule 1A
♦ Sold with a prescr­iption and direct interv­ention from a licensed pharmacist in a pharmacy.
♦ Can only be admini­stered by an RN with an order.
♦ Subject to the same consid­era­tions as Schedule F (Food and Drug Regula­tions Canada).
Schedule F: Can be sold and refilled only be prescr­iption. Refills cannot exceed 6 months. Labels are marked Pr (Presc­ription Required).

Schedule II - CDSA

cannab­is-­related drugs, including marijuana and its deriva­tives.
♦ Can be sold to a consumer without a prescr­iption
♦ Kept behind the counter of a pharmacy with no public access.

Schedule III - CDSA

Amphet­amines and lysergic acid diethy­lamide (LSD)
♦ Can be sold without a perscr­iption
♦ Can be sold within an open area for self-s­ele­ction (OTC)

Schedule IV - CDSA

Barbit­urates and anabolic steroids
♦ Prescr­iption required. Can be prescribed by a pharma­cist.

Schedule V - CDSA

Precursors requird to produce controlled substances
♦ MAY belong to unsche­duled drug classes? No inform­ation online.

Schedule VI - CDSA

Precursor required to produce controlled substa­nces.
♦ Like Schedule V, also unsche­duled.

Schedule VII - CDSA

Amounts of cannabis and cannabis resin required for charge and sentencing purposes.

Schedule VIII - CDSA

Amounts of cannabis and cannabis resin required for charge and sentencing purposes.

Unsche­duled vs Controlled Drugs - CDSA

Drugs not included in schedule I, II, and III that can be sold to a consumer from any retail outlet.
Included in Schedule F (I & II) from the Food and Drug Regula­tions, and Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA).
Can be sold in retail or self selection pharma­cies.
Rigorously Regulated
Subject to abuse/­misuse
High Potential for addict­ion­/de­pen­dence
Healthcare facilies required to maintain count of narcotics, controlled drugs, and medication wastage
Also include Narcotic Control Regula­tions (NCR)
♦ NCR: Outlines the laws governing narcotics and control drugs.
♦ Narcotic Drug Examples: codeine, oxycodone, morphine, tylenol 3
♦ Control Drugs Examples: amphet­amine, lorazepam, diazepam