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Gabapentin and pregabalin scheduling and safe custody arrangements

9th January 2019

Gabapentin and pregabalin will be classified as Schedule 3 controlled drugs, under the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001, from 1 April 2019. However, they have also been listed as exempt from the safe custody arrangements, under the Misuse of Drugs (Safe Custody) regulations 1973.

This means that although full controlled drug prescription and requisition requirements will be required for supply, gabapentin and pregabalin do not need to be stored in a separate locked controlled drug cabinet.

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