Last reply 5 months ago
Drug classification changes

Not sure if this link will work?

Pregabalin and gabapentin are being reclassified as cat C, meaning they can’t be put on a repeat prescription etc from April this year.

Please speak to your GP or consultant if you have any questions or concerns.

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5 months ago

5 months ago

Hi thanks for the heads up much appreciated.
I wonder how long it will take our GP’s or Neuros to let us know about this?
And I was told they are not addictive!
Well spotted.

5 months ago

@stumbler and @highlander,

Yes, that’s the link!

I’ve just seen my GP for my weekly acupuncture, so asked him about this.

His advice was that it affects the way the prescription is going to be written and that you can’t order more until the previous prescription has almost run out.

I can testify to the withdrawal issues with pregabalin after taking it for over a year and the trying to stop it, it was really hard and I had to be weaned off of it over 3 months last year!

Vivien xxxx 🤗

5 months ago

Oops 😇

5 months ago

meh when I was in the uk they wanted me to have gabapentin to ease the neuropathic pain
I hope I used the right word but I refused I thought ok until when would it be helpful the illness is getting worse and maybe its not suitable for my type of pain
I’m a bit anxious when it comes to taking medication and also in Saudi they gave me the simplest pain killer but it cause me numbness while taking it stabbing feeling I’ve never felt that before as if it was causing pain to heal it and they tried to give me gabapentin too but i refused it again. I’ve never had pain killer for MS since 2004. it doesn’t feel great but not awful either

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