I got a tizanidine 1 pill a day filled on 2/14/17 it had three refills on it. Tried to refill 2/27/17, pharmacist would not refill. Why is that?
Insurance. Most, if not all insurance companies pay on a 28 day cycle. Meaning you can get a refill (if ordered on the original scrip) 2 days early with no problem. However certain non-controlled drugs can be re-filled even earlier, but nothing like 2 weeks early. The later is simply a *gray* area that is ultimately depending on the pharmacist. Some do everything by the book especially when they have to wait the required number of days to file it legally to get paid.
If they enter the rx number and the insurance you have kicks it out because it will not pay, more likely than not they will not fill it. This is very common at the big chain stores that are all about money anyway. They pharmacist behind the counter is just an employee, although a glorified one (same as the stock boy filling the shelves on isle seven waiting on quitting time) that wishes he owned his own pharmacy where he could be making what he thinks he should make after earning his doctor of pharmacy degree.
An independently mom and pop's pharmacy is the place to go to get the "Real World" service. Go where they know you and your situation. And if they have more than 4 or 6 pharmacists and techs working behind the counter, Do not expect any favors.
- Tizanidine Information for Consumers
- Tizanidine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Tizanidine (detailed)
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