... day supply instead of the usual 30 day supply. I think my scipt was written the same but the pharmacist gives me a slip and it said 34 day supply. Will I have to wait an extra 4 days to refill my script now?
Oxy Oral - I have been on 180 5mg of oxycodone a month for 2 years. My last refill said it was a 34?
Added 18 May 2010:
my last refill was 4-2 and this one I refilled 4-29. My insurance allows me up to 4 days early
Added 18 May 2010:
I also had my thyroid removed on the 13th doesn't that have any value of needing to take a few more pills this month. The surgeon didn't just cut a 4 inch slice in my throat he tore a nickel size hole in my neck when lifting up my skin and left it wide open ( no stitches) and no explanation. The nurse had to whisper what probably happened at my follow-up app. Anyway I just don't understand how a pharmacist can get 34 day supply out of 30 days x 6pills day equals 180.
Added 19 May 2010:
I am grateful for all your answers, but wow it seems as if I am the one that is answering alot of questions now? I never blog, write, scibble, misspelll anything! But I started this mess so here we go...... I am 25mg fentanyl patches which my doc just asked if I would like to up up to 50mg(start 27th) - I say ok sounds good. I also have been on just oxycodone no apap, no tylano, no liver reducing barbitutites just oxycodone 5mg the tiny pill. ok I was on 3 a day for almost 2 years and I asked for long acting med but alergic to many meds.. meanwhile she doubled oxycodone because insurance won't pay oxycotin. I was only going to take 3 10mg a day but my small pharmacy keeps giving me 180 5mgs ' kapeesh. Back to question refined: Will I have to wait 34 days to get new scipt or 30 days?thanx all
Yes, you will have to wait the 34 days as that's the way the prescription was written. As long as you are taking it as prescribed then you will have no problem.
Have you talked to your doctor about going on a sustained release opiate as 5mg percocet is shit especially after 2 years of use. Your tolerance grows very quickly with quick release opiates and they really aren't meant to be taken chronically. MS Contin or Oxycontin would work much better for you... Good luck...
I've had a simular situation, when I asked the pharmacist what was different, he stated that the computer now computes the amount of pills written to take per/day and automatically will compute it onto the slip you get along with your RX, the narcotics are reallly watched closely, and the insurance company will only fill RX's every 30 days, I wouldn't worry too much if you're taking the way they were prescribed. If you're having additional pain, maybe he will switch it to a slow release medication and use the Oxy for break through pain, every one of us perseive pain differently, and you're no exception. It really helps to talk with the Doctor then, however, if he thinks for a moment you are taking more than allowed he may cut you off too. This is such a hard place to be in..
I fill my RX at the same place all the time, I can get mine now two to four days early of the 30 day time limit, I am not sure if this is because they know me, or because that is how they run their phamacy, some places will fill it, and charge it to the insurance on the day required, to get around the insurance time limit. I wish you luck and hope you're soon feeling better and not in so much pain.
hi,someone suggested that you talk to your doctor about having your pain meds changed. and for a very reason.but you seemed to not even consider the suggestion.by the way,5mg of oxy and 350 -500 mg of apap is taxing your live and kidneys not to mention what it is doing to your stomach. you should be more worried about what the long term effect of all that crap is doing to you and less about when you can get a refill. by the way,a friendly pharmacist can ask for a 2 day override from most insurance carriers.if you were supposed to have a day or 2 left from your previous script and your pharmacist saw that the date of the original script if you had 2refill it should cover 90 days and you got it twice a day or two early that why the computer said 34days... always stick with a private pharmacy.stay away from the chains like rite aid or walgreens... so you always know the person filling your script.
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