The Committee on Safety of Medicines has advised that all GP practices should avoid the long-term prescribing of the following medicines:
Diazepam Lorazepam Loprazolam
Lormetazepam Oxazepam Nitrazepam
Temazepam Zopiclone Zolpidem
Please note that these tablets will now NO LONGER routinely be started by practices.
If you are already taking any of the above medicines then you may be invited for a review with your doctor to discuss a plan to step down or stop the medicine. If you would like any more information, please discuss with your doctor.