My grandpa takes 300mg gabapentin and was prescribed 600mg instead to help more. He decided to go back down to 300mg but was filling the 600mg in between. He uses Walgreens and the pharmacist called his doctor to see which one he should be on he said 300mg and now he has to wait 30 days in between fills no more filling early. He now has run out and has about 6 days before he can fill. My question is would he be able to remove the 600mg from Walgreens and fill it somewhere else or would he get in trouble. Thank you in advance for your help.
I would not risk it, my guess is yes, you can get in trouble do doing that. Insurance definately wouldn't pay, I know that.
I've been in a similar situation where I ran out of meds early because my doctor prescribed me a heavier dose. What you need to do is call that doctor, explain the situation, and have him/her call the pharmacy so they'll let it be filled early. Insurance might be an issue right away, but later on it can be straightened out, so as long as you can afford to pay out of pocket you should be alright. If not, check the website of the medicine, and/of the company who makes the med, and see if they have any coupons. They often do.
Hope everything works out!
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