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Are you taking gabapentin or pregabalin?

Are you taking gabapentin or pregabalin?  Brand names include Lyrica, Alzain, Neurontin

The changes outlined below came in to affect from 1st April 2019.

These changes follow a Government consultation because of concerns around misuse and will mean that these drugs become CONTROLLED DRUGS

What does this mean for me?

There will be changes to the following:

  • Prescriptions will expire 28 days from the date on the prescription
  • Any pharmacy ‘owings’ must be collected by the prescription expiry
  • Quantities will be reduced to a maximum of 30 days, only 30 days’ supply is allowed on one prescription
  • Electronic prescribing cannot be used
  • You will need proof of identity to collect from a pharmacy
  • You will need to sign when collecting your prescription
  • Emergency supplies and loans cannot be made from pharmacies if you run out

For the latest information, please click the following links Pregabalin and Gabapentin WBCCG

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