Schedule III is one of the classifications of drugs and other substances in the United States. It means that:
  • The drug or other substance has a potential for abuse less than the drugs or other substances in Schedules I and II.
  • The drug or other substance has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States.
  • Abuse of the drug or other substance may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
  • Anabolic steroids, codeine and hydrocodone with aspirin or Tylenol, and some barbiturates are Schedule III substances.

This information taken from the DEA website, http://www.usdoj.gov/dea/concern/abuse/chap1/control/sched1.htm

the following is taken from Erowid, and goes into greater detail on Schedule III drugs


TITLE 21-FOOD AND DRUGS
DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE



[Code of Federal Regulations]
[Title 21, Volume 9, Parts 1300 to end]
[Revised as of April 1, 2000]
From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access
[CITE: 21CFR1308.13] [Page 84-85]




Schedule III - Sec. 1308.13

  1. Schedule III shall consist of the drugs and other substances, by whatever official name, common or usual name, chemical name, or brand name designated, listed in this section. Each drug or substance has been assigned the DEA controlled substance}Controlled Substances Code Number set forth opposite it.
  2. Stimulants.
    Unless specifically excepted or unless listed in another schedule, any material, compound, mixture, or preparation which contains any quantity of the following substances having a stimulant effect on the central nervous sxstem, including its salts, isomers (whether optical, position, or geometric), and salts of such isomers whenever the existence of such salts, isomers, and salts of isomers is possible within the specific chemical designation:
    1. Those compounds, mixtures, or preparations in dosage unit form containing any stimulant substances listed in schedule II which compounds, mixtures, or preparations were listed on August 25, 1971, as excepted compounds under Sec. 1308.32, and any other drug of the quantitative composition shown in that list for those drugs or which is the same except that it contains a lesser quantity of controlled substances (1405)
    2. Benzphetamine (1228)
    3. Chlorphentermine (1645)
    4. Clortermine (1647)
    5. Phendimetrazine (1615)
  3. Depressants.
    Unless specifically excepted or unless listed in another schedule, any material, compound, mixture, or preparation which contains any quantity of the following substances having a depressant effect on the central nervous system:
    1. Any compound, mixture or preparation containing:
      1. Amobarbital (2126)
      2. Secobarbital (2316)
      3. Pentobarbital (2271)
        or any salt thereof and one or more other active medicinal ingredients which are not listed in any schedule.
    2. Any suppository dosage form containing:
      1. Amobarbital (2126)
      2. Secobarbital (2316)
      3. Pentobarbital (2271)
        or any salt of any of these drugs and approved by the Food and Drug Administration for marketing only as a suppository.
    3. Any substance which contains any quantity of a derivative of barbituric acid or any salt thereof (2100)
    4. Chlorhexadol (2510)
    5. Any drug product containing gamma hydroxybutyric acid, including its salts, isomers, and salts of isomers, for which an application is approved under section 505 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (2012)
    6. Ketamine, its salts, isomers, and salts of isomers (7285)
      [Some other names for ketamine: ()-2-(2-chlorophenyl)-2-(methylamino)-cyclohexanone]
    7. Lysergic acid (7300)
    8. Lysergic acid amide (7310)
    9. Methyprylon (2575)
    10. Sulfondiethylmethane (2600)
    11. Sulfonethylmethane (2605)
    12. Sulfonmethane (2610)
    13. Tiletamine and zolazepam or any salt thereof (7295).
      Some trade or other names for a tiletamine-zolazepam combination product: Telazol
      Some trade or other names for tiletamine: 2-(ethylamino)-2-(2-thienyl)-cyclohexanone
      Some trade or other names for zolazepam: 4-(2-fluorophenyl)-6,8-dihydro-1,3,8-trimethylpyrazolo-3,4-e 1,4-diazepin-7(1H)-one, flupyrazapon
  4. Nalorphine (9400)
  5. Narcotic Drugs.
    Unless specifically excepted or unless listed in another schedule, any material, compound, mixture, or preparation containing any of the following narcotic drugs, or their salts calculated as the free anhydrous base or alkaloid, in limited quantities as set forth below:
    1. Not more than 1.8 grams of codeine per 100 milliliters or not more than 90 milligrams per dosage unit, with an equal or greater quantity of an isoquinoline alkaloid of opium (9803)
    2. Not more than 1.8 grams of codeine per 100 milliliters or not more than 90 milligrams per dosage unit, with one or more active, nonnarcotic ingredients in recognized therapeutic amounts (9804)
    3. Not more than 300 milligrams of dihydrocodeinone (hydrocodone) per 100 milliliters or not more than 15 milligrams per dosage unit, with a fourfold or greater quantity of an isoquinoline alkaloid of opium (9805)
    4. Not more than 300 milligrams of dihydrocodeinone (hydrocodone) per 100 milliliters or not more than 15 milligrams per dosage unit, with one or more active nonnarcotic ingredients in recognized therapeutic amounts (9806)
    5. Not more than 1.8 grams of dihydrocodeine per 100 milliliters or not more than 90 milligrams per dosage unit, with one or more active nonnarcotic ingredients in recognized therapeutic amounts (9807)
    6. Not more than 300 milligrams of ethylmorphine per 100 milliliters or not more than 15 milligrams per dosage unit, with one or more active, nonnarcotic ingredients in recognized therapeutic amounts (9808)
    7. Not more than 500 milligrams of opium per 100 milliliters or per 100 grams or not more than 25 milligrams per dosage unit, with one or more active, nonnarcotic ingredients in recognized therapeutic amounts (9809)
    8. Not more than 50 milligrams of morphine per 100 milliliters or per 100 grams, with one or more active, nonnarcotic ingredients in recognized therapeutic amounts (9810)
  6. Anabolic steroids [*See Bottom for Definition]. (4000)
    Unless specifically excepted or unless listed in another schedule, any material, compound, mixture, or preparation containing any quantity of the following substances, including its salts, isomers, and salts of isomers whenever the existence of such salts of isomers is possible within the specific chemical designation:
    1. Anabolic Steroids (4000)
  7. Hallucinogenic substances.
    1. Dronabinol (synthetic) in sesame oil and encapsulated in a soft gelatin capsule in a U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved product. (7369)
      [Some other names for dronabinol: (6aR-trans)-6a,7,8,10a-tetrahydro-6,6,9-trimethyl-3-pentyl-6H-dibenzo [b,d]pyran-1-ol]]or (-)-delta-9-(trans)-tetrahydrocannabinol]
    2. Reserved


Last Modified - Sun, Oct 29, 2000 Public Domain Document


*Definitions
Anabolic steroids
The term anabolic steroid means any drug or hormonal substance, chemically and pharmacologically related to testosterone (other than estrogens, progestins, and corticosteroids) that promotes muscle growth, and includes:
  1. Boldenone
  2. Chlorotestosterone (4-chlortestosterone)
  3. Clostebol
  4. Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone
  5. Dihydrotestosterone (4-dihydrotestosterone)
  6. Drostanolone
  7. Ethylestrenol
  8. Fluoxymesterone
  9. Formebulone (formebolone)
  10. Mesterolone
  11. Methandienone
  12. Methandranone
  13. Methandriol
  14. Methandrostenolone
  15. Methenolone
  16. Methyltestosterone
  17. Mibolerone
  18. Nandrolone
  19. Norethandrolone
  20. Oxandrolone
  21. Oxymesterone
  22. Oxymetholone
  23. Stanolone
  24. Stanozolol
  25. Testolactone
  26. Testosterone
  27. Trenbolone
  28. Any salt, ester, or isomer of a drug or substance described or listed in this paragraph, if that salt, ester, or isomer promotes muscle growth. Except such term does not include an anabolic steroid which is expressly intended for administration through implantimplants to cattle or other nonhuman species and which has been approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services for such administration. If any person prescribes, dispenses, or distributes such steroid for human use, such person shall be considered to have prescribed, dispensed, or distributed an anabolic steroid within the meaning of this paragraph.

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