I have been on xanax .5 twice a day for about a year. The doctor just upped my dose for .5 three times a day. I still have a refill for the .5 twice a day left (3 month supply). There was some mix up at the pharmacy where I took the new prescription too and my insurance said it was too early even though it was a change in dosage. So my pharmacist went a head and filled it and I paid cash. My old refill is through a different pharmacy and I would still like to get it refilled. Can I still do this? It's a different pharmacy from the new script and they did not bill my insurance. So the refill is at a totally different chain and would be filled through insurance. Will I be able to still get the refill? I live in Michigan and don't know the laws on xanax prescriptions. Thanks for any input.
Gar4133 As a pharmacy Technician in Oregon different laws but schelue drugs such as xanax are run through a different system and even not using the insurance I HAVE TO SAY NO YOU COULD GET YOUSELF AND YOUR DOCTOR IN TROUBLE many times even not connected to the insurance the dea watches the narcotic meds like a copy of each rx the doctor writes goes to them and such it is not worth it AS far as the pharmacy that filled the one you paid for we used to just call the insurance company and say its a dose change that is why it is early and they well pay for it.as long as 75% of the orig rx is used up..there is a chance that the doctor had the nurse or themself call the other pharmacy and cancel the old rx also There are to many things going on with this rx please don't fill the old one you don't want the doctor or pharmacy to get in trouble when the Dea balance the books.
Chuck Wise Sr. retired pharmacy Technician Cpht Portland,,Oregon
Hi. I see that this question is 6 years old and since then the FDA and others have clamped down on these kinds of scenarios. There are high tech computer access for every health care provider and pharmacy to double check all prescriptions with all patients and all prescriptions. This would most definitely raise red flags everyplace you go because all of the information is linked to all of the computers by law.
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