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The Wycliffe Medical Practice
The Wycliffe Medical Practice Lutterworth Medical Centre Gilmorton Road Lutterworth LE17 4EB
Tel: 01455 553 531
Fax: 01455 550 083
Out of Hours: 111
The Wycliffe Medical Practice
 
PREGABALIN AND GABAPENTIN
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS

 
The Home Office has reclassified Pregabalin and Gabapentin as Scheduled 3 Controlled Drugs.  As a result, we have had to change our policy for prescribing this medication in order to comply with this new classification.
 
The following changes will take effect as of 1 April 2019:
 
•          You will need to provide identification when collecting your medication from your Pharmacy
•          If you do not have a nominated local pharmacy you will need to bring identification to collect your prescription from the Practice
•          The maximum number of days’ supply will be 28 days – so if you usually receive a prescription for 56 days’ supply at present this will be changed to 28 days.
 
 
Some branded versions of Pregabalin and Gabapentin include:
•          Lyrica
•          Alzain
•          Axalid
•          Lecaent
•          Neurontin
 
We appreciate that these changes may be inconvenient for our patients but we must adhere to the Home Office guidelines and are unable to vary the conditions stated above.

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