... months and get all my prescriptions refilled. I get six scripts for several meds including klonopin for 6 refills. The pharmacy keeps knocking off one of the refills for klonopin saying they can only fill 5 bottles per prescription. This leaves me out a month early for my prescription. I get conflicting answers from pharmacists that tell me the law says i can only have 5 refills for this med and from my doctor and his nurses that says this isn't true. I don't want them to think i'm using all my klonopin prescriptions too soon when the pharmacy will hold 6+ refills for wellbutrin
1 Oct 2010
Hm, it honestly depends on the pharmacy. I wonder if it has to do with the other prescriptions you get filled because as we all know, Klonopin is a controlled substance which means you can't feel any other anti-anxiety medication like Xanax or Valium and they make you wait 30 days before they refill it. One thing I might suggest is to ask your doctor or clinic for some Wellbutrin sample packs, which more clinics have and have them give you quite a bit so you don't need to feel that prescription right then. I used to get boxes of boxes of Wellbutrin samples... I didn't even need to put the script in, and now i'm on Lexapro because Wellbutrin made me gain weight and I got boxes of Lexapro.
The doctors usually always have like sample boxes for anti-depressants since it isn't a controlled substance so you should ask if they have any sample packs because i'm sure they do, and if not maybe another one of your scripts isn't a controlled substance like wellbutrin and maybe they'll have samples for that? I actually called CVS for you right now, lol and they said you can get as many scripts as you want, as long as you don't have medical. Try CVS!
18 Oct 2010
Hi friend, Are you counting the originak RX as the first fill? That is what I usually get, and then 5 refills. It is true, with most controlled substances you can only go into the pharmacy six times in six months (that counts your original RX) as the first. I have always been told this is a rule unless your doctor changes your dosage. What I have also found to be true is some pharmacies seem to make rules up as they go along, call another pharmacy or two. Make sure you are getting what you supposed to! Good Luck. Fall Queen
14 Sep 2015
Never,ever hand your script over to anyone before you know their policy!
I go to large pharmacies that are located in : Target, Walmart, Giant, Acme!
Also, a small pharmacy wants your business and is more willing to call your doctor and work it out. Your doctor could be wrong! My doctor wrote a script that said: take as needed!
Pharmacy said , no go! I had scripts declined because they couldn't read his handwriting!
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