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Florida's Schedule IV Drug Classification

Section 893.03. Florida Statutes; Standards and Schedules

Classification Of Controlled Substances In Florida

Last Updated: May 27, 2016


Florida typically mimics the United States Code when it establishes and classifies its list of controlled substances. The Federal Schedule IV classification establishes the classification for drugs currently in use in the United States with a low potential for abuse. This is also part of the regulatory scheme for these substances. They are all heavily regulated by both federal and state laws.

Section 893.03, Florida Statutes
Subsection Four (4)

(4) SCHEDULE IV.--A substance in Schedule IV has a low potential for abuse relative to the substances in Schedule III and has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States, and abuse of the substance may lead to limited physical or psychological dependence relative to the substances in Schedule III. Unless specifically excepted or unless listed in another schedule, any material, compound, mixture, or preparation which contains any quantity of the following substances, including its salts, isomers, and salts of isomers whenever the existence of such salts, isomers, and salts of isomers is possible within the specific chemical designation, are controlled in Schedule IV:

(a) Alprazolam. (b) Barbital.
(c) Bromazepam. (d) Camazepam.
(e) Cathine. (f) Chloral betaine.
(g) Chloral hydrate. (h) Chlordiazepoxide.
(i) Clobazam. (j) Clonazepam.
(k) Clorazepate. (l) Clotiazepam.
(m) Cloxazolam. (n) Delorazepam.
(o) Propoxyphene (dosage forms). (p) Diazepam.
(q) Diethylpropion. (r) Estazolam.
(s) Ethchlorvynol. (t) Ethinamate.
(u) Ethyl loflazepate. (v) Fencamfamin.
(w) Fenfluramine. (x) Fenproporex.
(y) Fludiazepam. (z) Flurazepam.
(aa) Halazepam. (bb) Haloxazolam.
(cc) Ketazolam. (dd) Loprazolam.
(ee) Lorazepam. (ff) Lormetazepam.
(gg) Mazindol. (hh) Mebutamate.
(ii) Medazepam. (jj) Mefenorex.
(kk) Meprobamate. (ll) Methohexital.
(mm) Methylphenobarbital. (nn) Midazolam.
(oo) Nimetazepam. (pp) Nitrazepam.
(qq) Nordiazepam. (rr) Oxazepam.
(ss) Oxazolam. (tt) Paraldehyde.
(uu) Pemoline. (vv) Pentazocine.
(ww) Phenobarbital. (xx) Phentermine.
(yy) Pinazepam. (zz) Pipradrol.
(aaa) Prazepam. (bbb) Propylhexedrine, excluding any patent or proprietary preparation containing propylhexedrine, unless otherwise provided by federal law.
(ccc) Quazepam. (ddd) Tetrazepam.
(eee) SPA[(-)-1 dimethylamino-1, 2 diphenylethane]. (fff) Temazepam.
(ggg) Triazolam. (hhh) Not more than 1 milligram of difenoxin and not less than 25 micrograms of atropine sulfate per dosage unit.
(iii) Butorphanol tartrate. (jjj) Carisoprodol.

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