Prescription medicines that present the greatest risk of harm for the Victorian community will be monitored through SafeScript.

Medicines monitored in SafeScript include:

Strong opioid painkillers

Buprenorphine, Codeine, Fentanyl, Hydromorphone, Methadone, Morphine, Oxycodone, Pethidine, Tapentadol.

Strong medicines for anxiety or sleeping tablets (benzodiazepines)

Alprazolam, Flunitrazepam, Bromazepam, Clobazam, Clonazepam, Diazepam, Lorazepam, Midazolam, Nitrazepam, Oxazepam, Temazepam.

Other strong sleeping tablets

Zolpidem, Zopiclone.

Stimulants for ADHD or narcolepsy

Dexamphetamine, Lisdexamfetamine, Methylphenidate.

Other high-risk medicines

Ketamine, Quetiapine.

These medicines were determined based on a study, conducted by Austin Health, of local and international research which informed recommendations from an expert advisory group.

View the report.