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Key Drugs

Key drugs: Schedule III drugs (not II or I) 

  • Suboxone 
  • Methadone 
  • Buprenorphine 
    • Sublingual tablets: Subutex 

We cannot prescribe or refill  

  • Accutane
  • Adderall
  • Alprazolam
  • Ambien
  • Armodafinil
  • Butabital
  • Butrans patches – approved for chronic pain but not opioid use disorder
  • Clomid – worked up and determined. This has s/e and it has to be monitored closely with the fertility specialist usually an OBGYN
  • Clonazepam
  • codeine
  • Dilaudid
  • fioricet for migraine
  • Isoretinoin (uncontrolled)
  • IV Benadryl (Although Benadryl is not a controlled substance some patients may abuse the form of benadryl – makes people euphoric)
  • Other IV meds (except for epi pens, naloxone injector and insulin)
  • Klnopin
  • Lorazepam
  • Lunesta
  • Lyrica
  • Methoadone
  • Nuvigil
  • Oxycodone
  • pregabalin
  • Provigil (modafinil)
  • Qsymia
  • Soma (Carisoprodol)
  • Vyvanse (amphetamine)
  • Xanax
  • or any other controlled substance. 
  • no cancer drugs, no biologicals/immunomodulators, no immunosuppressants (other than corticosteroids), no injectable medication (other than insulin), no antibiotics for TB treatment, no initiation of HIV treatment (needs tons of labs etc–but PrEP ok and PEP okay)

Gabapentin is considered a controlled substance in AL, KY, ND, TN, VI, and WV. 

(date last updated (02/11/22) 

  • Due to potential abuse, it is limited to a maximum of 1 month of Rx (similar to other telemedicine services)  
  • While it does not show up in most PMP reports, it is imperative to check the history tab on our e-prescribing software to confirm the patient is not obtaining prescriptions in parallel from different providers 
  • Maximum dose should NOT exceed 2,400 mg (in rare circumstances 3,600 mg) 
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