Changes to Classification of Gabapentin and Pregabalin Medication

From 1 April 2019, pregabalin and gabapentin will be reclassified as Schedule 3 controlled drugs under the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001, and Class C of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.

What this means is that patients will only be able to receive a 28 days supply at a time. Once a prescription is written by a doctor the prescription is only valid for 1 month and the medication must be collected from the pharmacy within this time.

Please contact us or speak to your pharmacy if any further information is required about this matter.