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. Tylenol 3®, OxyNEO™), and non-narcotic controlled drugs such as methylphenidate (e.g. Ritalin®), benzodiazepines (e.g. Valium®), and barbiturates (e.g. phenobarbital). 
    For the complete list of controlled substances under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (Canada).
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  2. Other opioid medications not listed in the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. This consists of tramadol containing products (Ralivia®, Tramacet®, Apo-tramadol/acetaminophen®, Tridural®, Ultram®, Zytram XL®) and tapentadol (Nucynta®).  

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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