I have a script that I get filled for norco and I picked them up too early. I travel a lot for work and assumed that it was ok to do this. The pharmacy never said anything to me, so I had no idea that I wasn't supposed to do this. The pharmacist was very rude and said she was going to tell my doctor what I was doing and that I would be red flagged. I told her that I travel out of country and I had no idea that I wasn't allowed to do this. I want to go to my doctor again but I am worried he's going to treat me differently because of this mistake. It probably looks like I'm drug dealer, but I'm not. I take my meds responsibly and do not distribute them to others. I don't want to be penalized for the pharmacy's mistake. If they weren't supposed to fill them early then they shouldn't have. Why should I be punished for that? What happens now?
Let your Dr know the truth. Tell him/her that you travel out of town/country often so sometimes you have to pick them up early so you dont run out while away from your hometown pharmacy. That way your Dr can blow off the pharmacist when they call. I had a pharmacist try to give me a hard time like this once. I had a really bad flare and went to the Dr and told her I was needing my breakthrough more often so she wrote for another 1/2 month supply and the pharmacy refused to fill them. I had to wait until the next day for the pharmacist to speak to the Drs office to give her the ok to fill it early then I had to pay cash out of pocket because the insurance wouldnt cover it. My Dr knew about it and she didnt have a problem with it. Your Dr keeps writing the scripts so she likely realizes how often you need a fill. Just be honest and tell them what happened at the pharmacy and tell her why you may need a fill early occasionally. If the Dr tells them it is ok then they will back off.
- Norco Information for Consumers
- Norco Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Norco (detailed)
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