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Gabapentin (Neurontin)
Legal Status
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U.S. FEDERAL LAW #
Caution :   All legal information should be verified through other sources. [see below]
U.S. FEDERAL LEGAL SUMMARY
Gabapentin
REGULATED
Yes
STATUS
Prescription Only
SCHEDULE
Un-Scheduled
Gabapentin (Neurontin) is unscheduled in the United States, but is available by prescription only. This means that sales and distribution are allowed only by those with a license and only to those with a prescription (according to FDA regulations). Possession is not illegal even without a prescription.

U.S. STATE LAW #
Kentucky #
Schedule V, effective July 1, 2017, by amendment to 902 KAR 55:035, finalized on March 3, 2017. (Important Notice: Gabapentin Becomes a Schedule 5 Controlled Substance in Kentucky, undated.) (last updated Mar 14 2017)
INTERNATIONAL LAW #
Australia #
Neurontin is available by prescription in Australia, costing around 80 AUD for 100 x 300 mg capsules. (unconfirmed) (thanks L) (last updated May 29 2007)
Thailand #
Neurontin is available at larger pharmacies without prescription. Pfizer-branded Neurontin packaged in 100, 300, or 600 mg tablets, a card of 10 600 mg tablets costs around 650Baht (around 19 USD) in 2012. (thanks J, L) (last updated Jul 11, 2012)
U.K. #
Effective Apr 1 2019, gabapentin is a class C controlled drug in the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. (thanks Alx)
If you have information about the legal status of this substance in any other country, please let us know.

CAUTION & DISCLAIMER #
Erowid legal information is a summary of data gathered from site visitors, government documents, websites, and other resources. We are not lawyers and can not guarantee the accuracy of the information provided here. We do our best to keep this information correct and up-to-date, but laws are complex and constantly changing. Laws may also vary from one jurisdiction to another (county, state, country, etc)...this list is not comprehensive.