Changes to the Prescribing of Gabapentin and Pregabalin

Dear Patients,

RE: Changes to the prescribing of Gabapentin and Pregabalin -brand names include Lyrica, Alzain and Neurontin

In line with the National guidance we are reviewing our prescribing of Gabapentin and Pregabalin to ensure that we are prescribing within the requirements of the NHS.
The National guidance with regard to the prescribing of Gabapentin and Pregabalin is changing and will come into effect from the 1st April 2019. These changes follow a Government consultation because of concerns around misuse and therefore the decision has been made to make these Controlled Drugs (CDs).

What does this mean for you?

  • By law we will only be able to prescribe one month’s supply at a time
  • Emergency supplies and loans cannot be made from Pharmacies if you run out

In addition, you may:

  • Need proof of identity to collect from a Pharmacy
  • Need to sign for your prescription upon collection from the Surgery

Do you need to do anything?

  • Make sure that you get any prescription that you have or are owed, dispensed and collected before the 1st April 2019

If you have any queries or concerns regarding the information contained in this letter then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Yours Sincerely

Dr Stone and Partners