NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee
Greater Glasgow and Clyde Medicines
Medicines Update

Gabapentin and Pregabalin - Change to CD

From 1st April 2019, amendments to the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001 and the Safe Custody Regulations 1973 come into force, resulting in changes to the legal classification of gabapentin and pregabalin as Schedule 3 Controlled Drugs (CDs).

There are a number of implications for primary care and acute settings and these are outlined in respective memos.

The memo for acute sites is available here

The memo for primary care sites is available here.

Further information is also available in an FAQ document issued by the Controlled Drug Accountable Officers’ Network Scotland.


Published 15/03/19. Medicines Update blogs are correct at the time of publication.

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