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.
New xanax prescription and I have an old xanax refill. Can I still refill the old?
Question posted by gar4133 on 8 Nov 2013
Last updated on 4 March 2019 by kevinb1953
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.
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
That is a wonderfully accurate scenario. So, DO NOT GET THAT OTHER PRESCRIPTION FILLED! Doing so can get you into trouble or discharged from your doctor's practice. If there is any issue getting the new script filled it isn't your problem to fix... it is your doctor and pharmacy to figure it out and make it right.
I know it might not be right but please answer with kindness and knowledge. I just recently got a higher dose of Xanax from my doctor but I still have a refill on my old subscription Keep in mind I have no insurance and pay cash. Please no your being dumb just let me know ty
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