Nystrom & Associates Prescribing Guidelines Regarding Controlled Medications


  • Controlled substance medications have the potential for misuse. They are intended to improve function and/or ability to work and are not simply to feel good.
  • Our providers may not prescribe standing doses of benzodiazepines with stimulant medications.
  • Our providers do not prescribe pain medication or medical cannabis.
  • If you are taking narcotic pain medication, medical cannabis, or are abusing drugs or alcohol our providers may not prescribe controlled medications to you.
  • If you are pregnant or have certain medical or psychiatric conditions, controlled medications may not be appropriate for you.
  • Your medication provider may request records from other medical providers, permission to talk to family members, drug screens and other laboratory tests, psychological tests, and may review the state-controlled medication profile, before starting or continuing controlled medication.
  • Drug screens, laboratory test, and counts of remaining pills may be requested while you are taking controlled medications, and must be completed within 24 hours.
  • Our providers must follow Nystrom & Associates, Ltd. maximum dosing guidelines for controlled medications used to treat ADHD and when prescribing anxiety. Medications such as Xanax, Valium, Klonopin, and Ativan.
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