Last reply 5 months ago
Pregabalin and Gabapentin class change

I don’t know if this has been posted before if it has I’m sorry for repeating this but from April both Gabapentin and pregablin are being reclassified as class C drugs.

This is an excerpt from https://www.gov.uk/government/news/pregabalin-and-gabapentin-to-be-controlled-as-class-c-drugs
“Doctors will now need to physically sign prescriptions, rather than electronic copies being accepted by pharmacists. In addition, pharmacists must dispense the drugs within 28 days of the prescription being written.

To ensure that there is enough lead-in time for those in the health care sector to adapt to the new measures, they will come into force in April 2019.”

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Yes! I seen that on the news.


stumbler
5 months ago

@grahamjk , it’s been coming for some time, but will still probably cause some problems in April………


thingy003
5 months ago

sorry if I am being a bit dense here but I am assuming that this change means that I will need to get in to see my GP then to get the prescription which is going to be virtually impossible for me due to the hours I work and the distance from where I live.

joy. happy days.


highlander
5 months ago

@thingy003
From what I was told yesterday you or a responsible adult has to sign for it.
Even if it’s on a repeat prescription.
If its not the pharmacy won’t dispense it.


highlander
5 months ago

@thingy003
You have to sign for it at your Gp then hand it over at the pharmacy.


highlander
5 months ago

@thingy003
I call my tv remote the thingy!


doubleo7hud
5 months ago

Legal class c drugs all round 😂


thingy003
5 months ago

@highlander most things in my house are now called by whatever word I can get out at the time!

thank you for your info.


highlander
5 months ago

@thingy003
I know what you mean….It makes for some interesting conversations at times.

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