What I mean is suppose the Doc just wrote you a new script, but you still have 2 or 3 refills on the old script. How long can you keep the new script sitting in your drawer before it expires? I was under the impression it's 2 or 3 months. But I asked a pharmacist yesterday and he said 1 year. This is not my usual pharmacist who owns the store and I have extreme confidence in. I tend to think this man is wrong. Like I said, it's for Tegretol which is not a controlled substance. Anyone know?
All scripts for any meds expire after 6mo.If a script has not been filled or refilled in a 6mo peirod it automactilly expires and the pharmacy much contact the dr to get approval to fill or refill if your insurance covered the med there also my be changes that that med is no longer covered
Actually this can vary from state to state. Most states non controlled scripts are good for one year and most controlled drug scripts are good for 90 days but this can vary a bit from state to state. Go online and look up your states Board of Pharmacy-they may have the rules for your state on there. If the pharmacist quoted you one year, then he is probably correct. They should know the fill rules in their state as long as he WAS the pharmacist and not just a tech.
Under federal law, non-narcotic scripts are good for one year and narcotic scripts are good for six months. Unfortunately, some states have decided to lower these timeframes so you will have to check with your local pharmacy or the state medical board.
As an aside, have you been evaluated for Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy?
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