I haven't refilled my Norco yet thus year but it's coming up real soon. I hope I don't have to go to doctors office for every refill as I had heard. Does anyone know if this is true?
Its true. They moved it from schedule 4 to schedule 3 and that is why the change.
I have to respectfully disagree with Kaismama. They, the FDA, moved Hydrocodone products to a Schedule II controlled substance. They used to be scedule III. Schedule II drugs cannot be called into the pharmacy and so Norco, Vicodin, Lortabs etc are not allowed to have refills any longer. You must have a hard copy, written script in your hot little hands to carry to the pharmacy for each fill just like other Schedule II drugs such as Oxycodone, morphine, etc. You may not always have to go to the Dr and "see" the Dr each time-this will depend on the doctor. Some may allow you to come by the office to pick up a script without having to have an actual "visit" but they can no longer call you in a prescription or add refills to your prescription.
My pm dr prescribes me lortab and writes it with 2 refills every 3 months. He also prescribes me oxycontin. That prescription has to be picked up at his office on a monthly basis, although I'm not required to see the dr each time.
They make these wonderful changes in an attempt to control drugs on the street. Of course, they don't keep them off of the streets. Then, the only folks getting hurt by all of this are the folks that really need them. I can't drive right now, so this makes it hard to get my meds refilled! Not allowed to drive at the moment, so I get to wait until someone is home and is able to go to the pharmacy for me!!
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