Generic name Common brand names
alfentanil Rapifen®
alprazolam Kalma®, Alprax®
amobarbital1 (amylobarbitone) Amytal®
amfetamine (amphetamine)
buprenorphine Norspan®, Suboxone®, Temgesic®
butorphanol Torbugesic®, Dolorex®, Butorgesic®
cannabis2
cocaine
codeine3 Codeine Linctus®, Codeine Phos Tablets®
dexamfetamine (dexamphetamine)
dextropropoxyphene4
dihydrocodeine5
diphenoxylate6
dronabinol7
fentanyl Actiq®, Denpax®, Durogesic®, Fenpatch®
flunitrazepam Hypnodorm®
hydromorphone Dilaudid®, Jurnista®
ketamine Ketalar®, Ketamil®, Ketavet®, Ketamav®
lisdexamfetamine Vyvanse®
methadone Biodone Forte®, Physeptone®, Methadone®
methylamfetamine (methylamphetamine)
methylphenidate Concerta®, Ritalin®
morphine Kapanol®, MS Contin®, Ordine®
nabilone
nabiximols8 Sativex®
opium9
oxycodone Endone®, Oxycontin®, Oxynorm®, Targin®
pentobarbital10 (pentobarbitone)
pethidine
pholcodine11
quinalbarbitone (secobarbital)
remifentanil Ultiva®
secobarbital (secobarbitone,quinalbarbitone)
sodium oxybate12
tapentadol Palexia®
tetrahydrocannabinols13
  1. except when included in schedule 4
  2. (including seeds, extracts, resins and the plant, and any part of the plant) when prepared or packed for human therapeutic use, when:
    1. cultivated or produced, or in products manufactured, in accordance with the narcotic drugs act 1967; and/or
    2. for use in products manufactured in accordance with the narcotic drugs act 1967; and/or
    3. imported as therapeutic goods, or for use in therapeutic goods, for supply, in accordance with the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989; and/or
    4. in therapeutic goods supplied in accordance with the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989,
      except when:
      1. it is a product to which item 4, 8, 10, 11 or 12 of schedule 5a to the therapeutic goods regulations 1990 applies; or
      2. separately specified in schedule 4; or
      3. separately specified in the nabiximols entry in this schedule; or
      4. in hemp seed oil for purposes other than internal human therapeutic use containing 50 mg/kg or less of cannabinoids
  3. except when included in schedule 2, 3 or 4
  4. except when included in schedule 4
  5. except when included in schedule 2, 3 or 4
  6. except when included in schedule 3 or 4
  7. (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) when prepared and packed for therapeutic use
  8. (botanical extract of cannabis sativa which includes the following cannabinoids: tetrahydrocannabinols, cannabidiol, cannabinol, cannabigerol, cannabichromene, cannabidiolic acid, tetrahydrocannabinolic acids, tetrahydrocannabivarol, and cannabidivarol, where tetrahydrocannabinols and cannabidiol (in approximately equal proportions) comprise not less than 90 per cent of the total cannabinoid content) in a buccal spray for human therapeutic use
  9. except the alkaloids noscapine in schedule 2 and papaverine when included in schedule 2 or 4
  10. except when included in schedule 4
  11. except when included in schedule 2 or 4
  12. for human therapeutic use
  13. when extracted from cannabis for human therapeutic use, when:
    1. included in products manufactured in accordance with the narcotic drugs act 1967; and/or
    2. imported as therapeutic goods, or for use in therapeutic goods, for supply, in accordance with the therapeutic goods act 1989; and/or
    3. in therapeutic goods supplied in accordance with the therapeutic goods act 1989,
      except when:
      1. it is in a product to which item 4, 8, 10, 11 or 12 of schedule 5a to the therapeutic goods regulations 1990 applies; or
      2. in hemp seed oil, containing 50 mg/kg or less of tetrahydrocannabinols when labelled with either of the following warning statements:
        1. not for internal use; or
        2. not to be taken; or
      3. in products for purposes other than for internal human use containing 50 mg/kg or less of tetrahydrocannabinols or
      4. separately specified in the nabiximols entry in this schedule

For further information contact the Duty Pharmaceutical Officer during office hours on (02) 9391 9944.

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