Pregabalin and Gabapentin to become 'Controlled Drugs'
Pregabalin and Gabapentin are to be reclassified as Class C drugs or 'Controlled Drugs' (CD's). This is due to concerns that have been raised over these drugs, by the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD)
This Change means it will be illegal to possess Pregabalin or Gabapentin without a prescription and it will be illegal to supply or sell to others.
Therefore prescriptions for these drugs will, in future need to be :
Note that pregabalin and gabapentin will be exempt from safe custody requirements.
We are ammending prescribing for patients on these drugs ahead of the deadline, which is April 2019
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