oa SA Pharmacist's Assistant - Understanding the medicine schedules part 3 - medicines that fall into more than one schedule : professional practice

Volume 15, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1608-9634
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1068



In previous issues of , we learned about the scheduling of medicines, and the type of controls that we, as pharmacy professionals, must put in place to make sure that medicines are used correctly and safely. The situation appears to be complicated, however, by the fact that some medicines appear in more than one schedule. In this issue, we identify some of these medicines, and talk about how to handle them in the pharmacy.

We have previously discussed the controls needed for schedule 1 to schedule 8 medicines. Before looking at medicines that fall into more than one schedule, let's take another look at the reasons why medicines are placed into a schedule in the first place. We'll then look at specific examples of commonly used medicines.

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