Pregabalin, Gabapentin by prescription – MoH

Kuwaiti Minister of Health (MoH) Sheikh Dr. Basel Al-Sabah on Sunday issued a decree on the distribution of all pharmaceutical preparations containing Pregabalin and Gabapentin.

Assistant undersecretary for pharmaceutical and food control at the Health Ministry, Dr. Abdullah Al-Bader told KUNA that the decree stipulates that these medicines should be distributed with a prescription specifying the name of the medicine with the name of the doctor and his signature. Al-Bader explained that the drugs should be distributed for a maximum of 60 days in one prescription.

He stressed that these pharmaceutical preparations will be distributed only by specialists in Rheumatoid arthritis, psychological treatment, Diabetes and Endocrinology.

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