3. Schedule III substancesLesser degree of
abuse potential with accepted medical
usefulness; abuse leads to moderate
dependence (i.e., paregoric, some bar-
biturates, Tylenol #3, Fiorinal). Prescrip-
tions may be refilled up to five times within
4. Schedule IV substancesLow abuse poten-
tial with medical usefulness; limited
dependence problems (i.e., diazepam, pen-
tazocine, phenobarbital, chlordiazepoxide,
flurazepam). Prescriptions of these may be
refilled up to five times within a 6-month
5. Schedule V substances-Low abuse poten-
tial, accepted medical usefulness, and
limited dependence factors (i.e., Lomotil,
ETH with Codeine). Prescriptions maybe
refilled up to five times within 6 months.
an inventory list for each shelf on the inside of
the door together with a copy of NAVMED
P-5095, Poisons, Overdoses, and Antidotes, and
the address and telephone number of the local
poison control center.
All personnel involved in emergency room
treatments will be thoroughly familiar with the
contents of the locker and their use. The books,
Clinical Toxicology of Commercial Products, by
Gleason, Gosselin, Hedge, and Smith and Hand-
book of Poisons, by Robert H. Driesback, M.D.
are recommended as reference material and
should be outside the locker for easy reference.
The list may be modified to meet local re-
quirements; however, it is very important to keep
each item up-to-date to avoid depletion or
For further information, consult MANMED,
ANTIDOTES AND ANTIDOTE
All persons in the Medical Department will be
aware of the danger of poisons and the use of an-
tidotes. A separate poison antidote locker marked
ANTIDOTE LOCKER will be located promi-
nently in every emergency room. If necessary, you
may use more than one locker. In small ships with
only one independent duty hospital corpsman
aboard, the locker will be located immediately
outside the emergency treatment room for ready
accessibility y when the corpsman is absent. Secure
the locker with a seal. Whenever the seal is
broken, the contents will be inventoried, the used
antidotes replaced, and the locker resealed. Place
1. NAVMED P-117, Manual of the Medical
Department, chapter 21
2. Drug Facts and Comparisons, 1985 ed.
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott
3. Goodman and Gilmans, The Pharmacological
Basis of Therapeutics, ed 6. New York: The
M a c m i l l a n C o .
4. Physicians Desk Reference, ed 37. New
Jersey: Medical Economics Co, Inc.