Health Care Professionals

List of Monitored Drugs

The Narcotics Safety and Awareness Act, 2010 and its requirements apply to a list of prescription medications called monitored drugs. Monitored drugs are defined as follows:

  1. Any controlled substance under the federal Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. Examples of these include narcotic analgesics (e.g., codeine, morphine, oxycodone, etc.), and controlled drugs such as methylphenidate and barbiturates, as well as benzodiazepines and targeted substances.

    For the complete list of controlled substances under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (Canada).
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    AND

  2. Other opioid medications not listed in the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act such as tramadol containing products.

The ministry has compiled the following list of monitored drugs in order to facilitate health care providers in identifying these medications.

IMPORTANT: This list may not be comprehensive and may change as modifications are made to the federal Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

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