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

All controlled substances are divided into one of five categories called “schedules” in federal law.1 Schedule IV drugs are the second-to-least dangerous class under Nevada drug law for the following reasons:

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

(scroll down further for a comprehensive list)

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Comprehensive List of Schedule IV Drugs:
  • Barbital
  • Chloral betaine
  • Chloral hydrate
  • Ethchlorvynol
  • Ethinamate
  • Methohexital
  • Meprobamate
  • Methylphenobarbital
  • Paraldehyde
  • Petrichloral
  • Phenobarbital2
Schedule IV Drug Crimes in Nevada:

Further information about Nevada drug crimes involving Schedule IV drugs is available here:

Other Drug Schedules in Nevada:

For more information on drug schedules I through III and V, 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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