List of Prescription Drugs Banned in Dubai That Kenyans Shouldn’t carry

This is a list of prescription drugs that are banned/controlled in Dubai ( UAE)  that Kenyans shouldn’t carry while traveling there. Most of these drugs are routinely prescribed over the counter in Kenya and can get you in jail while in UAE due to their strict and zero-tolerance anti-drugs policy.

My advice is; If you can manage to get by their airports without medication, it is safest. Without further ado, here are prescription drugs not allowed in Dubai, UAE.

Banned / Controlled Drugs Class A – Psychotropics

They include some common sleeping tablets, painkillers, and anti-depressants.

  • Abilify
  • Anexate
  • Arthrotec
  • Ativan
  • Barnetil
  • Buccastem
  • Clopixol
  • Cytotec
  • Deanxit
  • Dehydrobenzperidol
  • Demetrin
  • DHC continues
  • Dialag
  • Diapam
  • Diprivan
  • Dogmatil
  • Dormicum
  • Dorsilon
    Frisium
  • Gardinal
  • Genprid
  • Haldol
  • Intraval
  • Largactil
  • Lexotanil
  • Limbitrol
  • Neotigason
  • Nobrium
  • Noctran
  • Nubain
  • Orap
  • Prolixin
  • Propess
  • Risperdal
  • Rivotril
  • Serenace
  • Seroquel
  • Sonata
  • Stadol
  • Stelazine
  • Stemetil
  • Stesolid
  • Stilnox
  • Tekam
  • Temgesic
  • Tiapridal
  • Tramal
  • Tramundin
  • Tranxene
  • Valium
  • Xanax
  • Zaldiar
  • Zeldox
  • Zyprexa

Banned / Controlled Drugs Class B

They include many common cold and cough remedies. Possession of these drugs must be accompanied by a prescription.

  • 123 Cold
  • Actifed Compound
  • Actifed DM
  • Activelle
  • Adol Cold
  • Adol Compound
  • Adumbran
  • Akineton
  • Algaphan
  • Anafranil
  • Andriol
  • Artane
  • Athymil
  • Aurorix
  • Benxtrone
  • Bepro
  • Broncholar
  • Broncholar forte
  • Bronchophane
  • Buspar
  • Cancolite
  • Cantor
  • Cipralex
  • Cipram
  • Climen
  • Codaphen
  • Codaphen plus
  • Codilar
  • Codipront
  • Codis
  • Coldex-dD
  • Cymbalta
  • Deca durabolin
  • Decutan
  • Dextrocuf
  • Dextrolag
  • Diarsed
  • Diaxine
  • Dicton
  • Distalgesic
  • Edronax
  • Efexor
  • Elidel
  • Estracomb
  • Estrofem
  • Faverin
  • Femoston
  • Flexiban
  • Flozak
  • Fluanxol
  • Flumed DM adult
  • Fluneurin
  • Fluoxone
  • Fluran
  • Flutin
  • Fluxetyl
  • Genotropin
  • Insidon
  • Intard
  • Ixel
  • Kafosed
  • Kemadrin
  • Kliogest
  • Lagaflex
  • Linz
  • Lioresal
  • Lomotil
  • Ludiomil
  • Menogen
  • Muscadol
  • Myogesic
  • Noracod
  • Norcuron
  • Norditropin
  • Norflex
  • Norgesic
  • Nuvaing
  • Oxetine
  • Paracodol
  • Phensedyl
  • Primotestone
  • Progyluton
  • Prothiaden
  • Proviron
  • Prozac
  • Remeron
  • Revacod
  • Rhinotussel
  • Riaphan
  • Roaccutane
  • Robaxin
  • Robaxisal
  • Robitussin-CF
  • Romilar
  • Saizen
  • Salipax
  • Sandostatin
  • Saroten
  • Sedofan DM
  • Sedofan-P
  • Seroxat
  • Serzone
  • Sirdalud
  • Somadryl compound
  • St Joseph cough
  • Sterandryl
  • Stivane
  • Surmontil
  • Sustanon
  • Tamiflu
  • Ticlid
  • Tixylix
  • Tofranil
  • Trexan
  • Tripofed dm
  • Trisequens
  • Tryptizol
  • Tuscalman
  • Tussifin with codeine
  • Unified DM
  • Vesanoid
  • Virormone
  • Zoloft

Banned / controlled Narcotic drugs in Dubai (Active ingredients)

  • Alfentanil
  • Amphetamine
  • Buprenorphone
  • Codeine
  • Fentanyl
  • Ketamine
  • Methadone
  • Methyphenidate
  • Morphine
  • Pentazocine
  • Pethidine
  • Remifentanil
  • Sufentanil

Banned/ Controlled Drugs Class A – Psychotropics (Active ingredients)

  • Acitretin
  • Alprazolam
  • Aripiprazole
  • Bromazepam
  • Buprenorphine
  • Butorphanol
  • Chlopromazine
  • Chlordiazepoxide
  • Clobazam
  • Clonazepam
  • Clorazepate
  • Diazepam
  • Dihydrocodeine
  • Droperidol
  • Flumazenil
  • Flupentixol
  • Fluphenazine
  • Haloperidol
  • Isotretinoin
  • Lorazepam
  • Medazepam
  • Mephenoxalone
  • Midazolam
  • Misoprostol
  • Nalbuphine
  • Olanzapine
  • Phenobarbitone
  • Pimozide
  • Prazepam
  • Prochlorperazine
  • Propofol
  • Prostaglandin
  • Quetiapine
  • Risperidone
  • Sulpiride
  • Sultopride
  • Temazepam
  • Thiopentone
  • Tiapride
  • Tramadol
  • Trfluoperazine
  • Zaleplon
  • Ziprasidone
  • Zolpidem
  • Zuclopenhtixol

Controlled Drug Class B (Active ingredients)

Amitriptyline
Baclofen
Benzhexol
Biperiden
Buspirone
Carisoprodol
Citalopram
Clomipramine
Codeine
Cyclobenzaprine
Dextromethorphan
Diphenoxylate
Dotheipin
Duloxetine
Escitalopram
Estradiol
Ethinylestradiol
Etonogestrel
Fluoxetine
Flupenthixol
Fluvoxamine
Imapramine
Isotretonin
Lithium Carbonate
Maprotiline
Menotrophin
Meserolone
Methocarbomol
Mianserin
Milnacipran
Minaprine
Mirtazapine
Moclobemide
Naltrexone
Nandrolone
Nefazodone
Norethisterone
Norethisterone
Norgetrol
Noscapine
Octreotide
Oestradiol
Opipramol
Orphenadrine
Oseltamivir
Oxazepam
Paroxetine
Pholcodine
Pimecrolimus
Procyclidine
Propoxyphene (with paracetemol
Pyrisuccideanol
Reboxetine
Sertraline
Somatrophine
Testosterone
Ticlopidine
Tizanidine
Tretinoin
Trimipramine
Vecuronium
Venlafaxine

Narcotics

  • Ketalar
  • Physeptone
  • Ritalin
  • Sosegon
  • Subutex
  • Ultiva

In addition to the narcotics  listed above, this category includes cannabis, cocaine and opiates, from heroin to poppy seeds (the kind used in everyday baking).