Can I get my prescription back from the pharmacy if they didn't fill it?
Added 10 May 2010:
Ok there is alittle more detail to this question and thank you very much for your responses. So the reason I was asking this is because I had a script written by my dentist for my wisdom teeth removed (Quantity10-Lortab 7.5mg) I informed the dentist that I already get 10mg of the same medication from my pain management doctor but he insisted on writing it anyways and said well these will be for your teeth so you should be fine plus you don't want to have to take more of your medication or you will be out early. Well that is true I thought but more so I was thinking that I would go ahead and get them to try these lower dosage pills out and if I can make it through the day on these then I can tell my regular doctor and can come down which I would like to try to do. Anyways so I didn't think anything of it and took it to the pharmacy and after waiting an hour for the prescription they said they cant fill it because I should have my other pills already and these will not do any good. I explained my thoughts to him and what the dentist told me but they refused and said I can get them filled when I'm supposed to be out of my other ones. I said why would I get those 10 filled and not be able to get my other prescription? I just said ok and walked away. I'm not "doctor shopping" or doing anything illegal I have severe pain with my back and now my jaw and teeth are throbbing. So anymore advice or incite to this issue would be greatly appreciated! THANKS EVERYONE
They legally have to give it back if they don't fill it. That is your property, it has your name on it. If they filled it unfortunately you will have to get another one or transfer it to another pharmacy. Most pharmacies will cooperate if you need it. Hope you get what you need.
hi, are you gettin your pain meds from your family doc or is it a pain management doc? cause most pain management doc's want to be your only prescribing doc.if that's not the issue,then tell that pharmacist to either fill it or give it back.say your having break through.and you don't want to use your regular meds for that pain.u
I agree with the other answers. Your pharmacist messed up. It was an entirely NEW prescription, different mg's, AND a different doctor. You not only should get it back, it should be filled. Apparently your pharmacist thought you were doctor shopping and took it upon himself to make this decision for you. I would be pissed. At my last appointment, my surgeon needed to adjust my dosage. So he gave me an entirely new prescription even though it had been only 2 weeks since I had filled my last one. But the mg's were different. THAT"S the ammo you have with your pharmacist. It is not the same medicine you already have. However, as subzero58 mentioned, if you have a contract with a pain clinic or doctor, filling it would be a no no. Good luck and hope your dental work went well!
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