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Pregabalin and gabapentin set to become controlled drugs


Tried to wean an a Mental health patient off Pregabalin as taking 600mg bd!, and they declined saying started by psychiatrist and so as a GP not appropriate for me to stop. Went to refer to MH team to review and stop as felt inappropriate - got a letter back saying we asked him to stop in the last appointment we saw him, and he declined so we discharged him to GP follow up. Our recommendation remains the same, so we decline to accept the referral! Don't start inappropriate doses in pain and MH clinics and dump them on GPs to continue prescribing.

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23 Sep 2017

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