"Schedule V" Drugs in Nevada (21 USC § 812)
Explained by Las Vegas Defense Lawyers

Federal law divides drugs into five “schedules” with I as the most serious and V as the least.1 Therefore, Nevada drug crimes involving Schedule V drugs carry the least severe penalties because:

  1. Schedule V drugs have a low potential for abuse relative to Schedule IV drugs; and
  2. Schedule V drugs have a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the U.S; and
  3. Abuse of Schedule V drugs may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to Schedule IV drugs.
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Common Schedule V drugs in Nevada:

(scroll down further for a comprehensive list)

  • Robitussin AC
  • Motofen
  • Lomotil
Comprehensive List of Schedule V Drugs:
  • Not more than 200 milligrams of codeine per 100 milliliters or per 100 grams.
  • Not more than 100 milligrams of dihydrocodeine per 100 milliliters or per 100 grams.
  • Not more than 100 milligrams of ethylmorphine per 100 milliliters or per 100 grams.
  • Not more than 2.5 milligrams of diphenoxylate and not less than 25 micrograms of atropine sulfate per dosage unit.
  • Not more than 100 milligrams of opium per 100 milliliters or per 100 grams.2
Schedule V Drug Crimes in Nevada:

Detailed information about Nevada drug crimes involving Schedule V drugs is available here:

Other Drug Schedules in Nevada:

For more information on drug schedules I through IV, see our following articles:

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1 U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Controlled Substances Act.

2 21 USC § 812.

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