Are you taking Gabapentin or Pregabalin?

ARE YOU TAKING GABAPENTIN OR PREGABALIN (BRAND NAMES INCLUDING LYRICA, ALZAIN, NEURONTIN)?

The changes outlined below come into affect from April 2019. These changes follow a government consultation because of concerns around misuse and will mean that these drugs become controlled Drugs (CDs).

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 expiry
  • Quantities may be reduced to a maximum of 30 days
  • Electronic prescribing and repeat dispensing 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

DO I NEED TO DO ANYTHING

  • Make sure you get any prescriptions you have dispensed and collected before 1st April
  • If you are owed any medication from your pharmacy please collect this before 1st April