... 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
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!
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
The answer is actually 5. This makes sure you have to see your Dr. face to face at least every 6 months for a schedule IV benzodiazepine drug like this since it is also on the FDA's CSA list which has a risk of being diverted and abused.
You would get it filled which = 1 then 5 refills.
Controlled substances, even if she put 10 refills, are only valid for 6 months by law. So you should be good. You wouldn't be shorted a month.
If they DO short you... Go to a new pharmacy. Good luck!
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!
Wow, I too am surprised your DR would give you that many at one time. My Dr. used to make me come in for the physical script each time I needed my valium filled and told me he had to write them as "do not refill" just this last visit when I told him how responsible I was with the medication and that it was a god send when I get panic attacks, he gave me the script with 1 refill on it.
It depends on other factors such as the state you're in. For California, a controlled substance prescription has a couple of restrictions.
HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE
11200. (a) No person shall dispense or refill a controlled
substance prescription more than six months after the date thereof.
(b) No prescription for a Schedule III or IV substance may be
refilled more than five times and in an amount, for all refills of
that prescription taken together, exceeding a 120-day supply.
Question. I’ve been on .05 of Klonopin for over 20 years. every six months I had blood work done before visits. My doctor says as of July 1st the new law in Florida says I have to come in once a month for check up to receive a new script. Says he can’t prescribe the usual 6 month refills. This is a hardship since my new insurance requires me to pay complete cost upfront until I reach my out of pocket for the year. I suffer PTSD therefore can’t do with out my rx yet can’t afford monthly doctor visit. I understand the opioid problem, in which I don’t use, but why the Klonopin?
I would think it depends on the pharmacy and the state. My pharmacy only allows 3 refills on anything
Hi, The question about Klonopin. This drug is now a controlled substance. Your prescribing Doctor can override this with instruction to your pharmacy and Insurance Co. Hope this helped.
- Klonopin Information for Consumers
- Klonopin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Klonopin (detailed)
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