My pharmacy is giving me a hard time on my refills even though my Doctor has told them I do not abuse the drugs
Can I refill my vicodin prescription at 28 days instead of 30 days?
Question posted by chloemamma on 11 Aug 2009
Last updated on 6 January 2020 by Drkatzjr27
For controlled drugs, most pharmacies will dispense the medication three days early.
They will give you a three day grace period, but usually never a four day grace period
But again, it is at the entire discretion of the pharmacist, And yes, they do profile…
Not here in New York state in the town I live in they will allow you one day and that's the pharmacy choice the insurance company allows two days however New York state has a new law that you're not allowed to have any more than a 7-Day supply on hand at all times so if the pharmacy ads it up and you had them filled early 10 times you're not going to get it filled because you should have enough for an extra 10 days and to tell you the truth I don't think the pharmacy should be the one regulating when you can have your prescriptions
If your insurance company will put it through, yes. I've don't that many times. I would NOT go to a different pharmacy though, too many red flags.
Duse not matter fed lWs bs state laws bs pharmacy laws
My pain management clinic and I have an agreement that scripts are written for 28 days. The amount on the scripts will cover 28 days. I am to call the pain clinic 1 week before my medicine runs out, and they will call in a new RX or they will have a paper one for MS Contin ready for me to pick up. If it is more than 5 days or so before my last RX runs out, it will state "fill RX on or after MM/DD/YYYY. That way I know I will have the ability to get it filled a couple of days before mine runs out. Each month is a new, no refill RX, even the antihistamine I need to counteract a dystonic reaction I have from a combination of meds and getting the slightest bit dehydrated. I am in MI and that seems to be the standard practice for pain clinics in my direct area, and it is always in the pain management contract you enter if you are using any of the narcotic or opioid or there derivatives.
So, I get RXs that cover 28 days, and the pharmacy may fill them either on the date specified on the RX or when they get my RX from me if there are no restriction dates, or using what information the clinic tells them when they call in the RX. Please let me know if you have any questions about this... I know it is lengthy and there are so many details about how it works it is insane!
Peace and health to you, TC
alot depends on how the scrip is written... twice a day? every 4 hours, or as needed... etc. Every state seems to have its own rules... but trust me..in a few years it will be very hard to get a refill. NY for instance is going to no refills. Once its out you need to go back to DR. which is absurd. The pharmacy i use is good at 26 days... You can register on computer and you sign in and it shows you what scrip , how many refills etc..On your refill day i just click on refill and tell them the time and thats it... But pharmacy will not call in a refill when you have none left..I have to call the dr. and they fax over the new refills
Not even the Wizard of Oz can answer that question-Maybe yes, maybe no. I don't think it is writing and I think it is purposefully vague and they leave it up to the pharmacies. I think usually a couple of days is OK with the average pharmacy. You can drink yourself to death in 10 minutes, or in 5 years-no problem with that-Smoke 10 packs a day-no problem-refill Vicodin a couple of days early? Whoa.
In CA I can renew mine almost every 15 days, or twice a month. In my case, I always put the refill a few days early as they have to contact the doctor for approval. The pharmacy never looks at me strange and I've been going for a few years now. I have Kaiser so I dont know if they are more relaxed on their refills compared to CVS or Walgreens.
I would change pharmacys if they give you trouble. If they wanted to scrutinize people and ailments, they should have been a doctor. It is their job to administer medication and not make one feel like a criminal.
Hi. I agree with all of these answers. I get mine between 28 & 29 days, no problem. I would maybe have your doctor speak with the pharmacist and straighten this out. God bless & good luck!!
I am not to sure where you live. But here if you tell them to cantact the doctor who issued you the prescription they will call and as long as he verifys that it is okay with him I don't see what the problem would be. Either that or ask your doctor if he can up the dosage or call them. That way you have enough and don't have to go through it everytime you need them in advanced. Hope this helped..
i know that here you can refill after you have waited untill 80 percent of the days have passed. i e . on the 24th day you can refill it here if you have a valid perscription from your doctor
NO, pharmacies are regulated by the federal government in such a way that if you try to refill any controlled substance before 30 days, it will be rejected by the pharmacy pc and you will have to wait the other two days.
I would go to a different pharmacy maybe they are jus idiots there.
I get refills all the time at 28 days. If the pharmacy is giving you a hard time , thats just someone trtying to be an ass. You can get narcotics refills 2 days before you run out. Mine are even much stronger and I dont have any issues. I did once with a new pharmacist and didnt let her get away with having a hair across her ass. I hope you get this worked out. Snakey
If there is a problem.. Tell the Pharmacy to call your Doctor. To save you time just call ahead.
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