On 15th I filled my prescription for pain medicine its a 14-15 day supply, I had surgery on the 20th which my pharmacist knew and my doctor went ahead and gave me my next new prescription and dated it for the 20th that day. When should I be able to get the new prescription filed its for same dosage take same way but the doctor told my husband if I was uncomfortable I could take a extra one so I did on Monday Tuesday and Wednesday. So the question is when should I be able to get it filed?? Also is there a exporation date on prescriptions? I also can't drive and I'm bedridden so I have to get rides when I can and my family lives out of town I have some friends stopping by but the place I get my medicines is twenty minutes away so I don't want to send someone to get it and they not fill it or ride over there and not get it filled and have to find another ride. I probably could get a ride Monday and Wednesday afternoon or Thursday morning.
Just had surgery question about medications?
- 24 Oct 2011 by brookeellison00
- 25 October 2011
- pain, surgery, doctor, medicine, prescription, medication
Added 24 Oct 2011:
I don't go to a chain pharmacy, they don't offer delivery and I have medical insurance.
Added 25 Oct 2011:
Hello everyone thought id let everyone know the outcome to the call to the pharmacist. They said to get a new prescription from the doctor that reflected the increase from the surgery. So I gave the prescription to my ex husband and he picked up the new one and I can get it filled today. Thank you to everyone who have me advice it helped bring me to the decision to call pharmacy. I hate having to bug them or the doctor because you don't want them thinking that you are abusing them but the doctor said he understood and actually meant to write it for three times a day not twice a day to allow me the extra for the surgery.
I'm not sure of the question that you are asking, but the prescription cannot be filed until the 20th. If the insurance company believes that you have too much, they may not allow filling unless you pay for it yourself. Then you have to get the doctor involved, and that may take a week or more.
Prescriptions are good for ONE YEAR to the date on them. If it has refills, the refills will only be good until the 20th of October 2012. Hope this answers you questions.
They are a 15 day supply. I got one filed on the 15th. Had the surgery on the 20th got another prescription of the same thing with my discharge paperwork but he told my ex husband if I was uncomfortable to take a extra one. So I took Extra the first three days after surgery because of the pain from the surgery just like he said I could. So can I take it to get it filled now or do I have to wait. The prescription from discharge
Has date of the 20th on it.
Your insurance should require you to have used 80percent be fore they would pay for the sme exact perscription. Now my husband just had surgery on the 20th, & they gave him 2 prescriptions. to fill together. One is a bit stronger oxycodone 5mg & hydrocodone 5mg. Of couse neither worked for him as he is pain med tolerant & needed my 15 mg oxycodone tabs.. But to your question., usually it's 80 percent before insurance will pay for the next prescription. Give it to you druggist to hold as depending on what he wrote it for they are only good for 5 days, but you havd your pharmatist put in on file til it's due for insurance purposes. Please check with you pharmatist on this. They know all the in & outs on prescriptions & when or if they can be filed etc... Good luck..
If your original Rx was filled on the 15ht of the month and it was a 14-15 day supply then you should be able to fill your new Rx on the 30th or maybe a day or two earlier depending on your insurance protochol. Most scripts are good for one year from the day they are dated EXCEPT controlled drugs. Some controlled drugs, the Rx is only good for 90 days and some are good for 6 months from the day they are written. Check with your pharmacist-tell him what drug it is and he should be able to tell you how long the Rx is good for. The pharmacist should also be able to tell you when your next fill is eligible as well. Just ask.
Ok, Brooke, now I understand a bit more. You have been given excellent advice from everyone else, I would just say to call your pharmacist since you are bedridden, and ask them what the answer is depending on how the doctor wrote the script. If they wrote take up to three pills a day, then they will understand that you might be out of pills depending on how many you got to begin with... if he said on the script, take two pills a day, and told you IN PERSON that you may take one more if you are uncomfortable, there might be a problem with filling it on the 20th, which just past, obviously. But everyone is right. Call your pharmacist, and I hope that you are not in too much pain.
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