Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2.
Although sedatives do not relieve pain in themselves, they can be a useful adjunct to analgesics in preparing patients for surgery, and are commonly given to patients before they are anaesthetized, or before other highly uncomfortable and invasive procedures like cardiac catheterization, colonoscopy or MRI.
They increase tractability and compliance of children or troublesome or demanding patients.
Most sedating meds would probably be secobarbital, pentobarbital, sodium thiopental, amobarbital or some other powerful barbiturate.
HAMER, Pharm D, BCPP, Oregon State University College of Pharmacy, Corvallis, Oregon Am Fam Physician. Related Editorial The use of antipsychotic medications entails a difficult trade-off between the benefit of alleviating psychotic symptoms and the risk of troubling, sometimes life-shortening adverse effects.
and the semi-synthetic opiate, etorphine and it's analogues.
The old school typical antipsychotics were also extremely sedating - haloperidol (Haldol) and chlorpromazine (Thorazine).
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions.