Important changes to gabapentin and pregabalin

Dated: 7-Mar-19

From the 1st April 2019 gabapentin and pregabalin will be reclassified as Schedule 3 Controlled Drugs

What does this mean for me?
  • Prescriptions for controlled drugs should be written for a maximum of one month's supply.
  • Prescriptions for controlled drugs must be presented at the pharmacy within 28 days of the prescription date.
  • Gabapentin or pregabalin will no longer be allowed as repeat dispensing (batch prescriptions) and will need to be issues monthly from your GP surgery. Other medication can continue to be supplied as repeat dispensing if you wish. 

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