My wife has taken oxycodone for the past 12 years for severe back pain. She does not abuse the use of this drug. Originally, her doctor could only write a prescription for a 30 day supply. Then the law was changed and a 90 supply could be written following her appointment with him. Now, he says the law again requires an appointment every 30 days for her next months prescription. Can you confirm that this is true here in Arizona?
I live in AZ and my experience has been that some Drs have patients come in for an office visit every 30 days and some allow 90 days between visits BUT, those who have allowed 90 days between visits had patients come by the office to pick up prescriptions every 30 days, so as far as I know, they can only write for 30 days at a time. I searched but I wasnt able to find anything on the States Board of Pharmacy site or the DEA site. You can try looking if you want but any pharmacist should be able to tell you what the rules are. Most insurance companies will only pay for 30 day supply of controlled drugs-that is something else to consider too. It may be a ruling from your insurance company.
- Oxycodone Information for Consumers
- Oxycodone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Oxycodone (detailed)
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