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Gabapentin and pregabalin are now controlled drugs

1st April 2019

Gabapentin and pregabalin were reclassified as Schedule 3 controlled drugs, on 1 April 2019, under the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001 (see our previous news item), with exemption from safe custody.

Full controlled drug prescription writing and requisition requirements for Schedule 3 controlled drugs are required for supply. However, gabapentin and pregabalin do not need to be stored in a separate locked controlled drug cabinet. Information and answers to frequently asked questions are available on the Royal Pharmaceutical Society support alert.

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