It went from 1mg three times daily and I picked those up a few days ago. Now it is 1mg five times daily
I dont think you will be able to get them now because you just filled the one for 3 per day but they should let you fill the new one once you are at a point with the first script where you would be if you were taking the 5 pill/day dose. Does that make sense? I cant give you an exact day without knowing how many pills total he gave you, but for example sake, lets say he gave you a total of 30 pills. 3 pills a day should be a 10 day supply but since he changed the dosing schedule to 5 per day, it makes it a 6 day supply, so you would be able to fill a new one after 6 days(instead of 10 days) with a quantity of 30. Going to another pharmacy wont help you unless you pay cash and your state doesnt have a drug monitoring program. Any pharmacy will know about the first fill if it went through insurance and you are using insurance to pay for the second script. The insurance will kick it back as an early fill.
If your state has a prescription drug monitoring program, your Dr will know when you filled both of them and may wonder why you filled them so close together and this could raise red flags with your Dr.
I actually just went through something like this. I get a script of klonopins (.5mg 4x a day) 30 day supply w/refill. Anyway, I filled my script 2weeks ago & unfortunately something happened to them, so I tried getting my refill early & the insurance wouldn't pay for it! The good news is I called my Dr. & told him the situation,so he called in 1mg 2x a day & the insurance filled it no problem! So, my theory is if the Dr. changes the mg of the pill the insurance will treat it as a different script & fill it! Sorry for the long reply, but I hope it helps u out a little! Well, Good luck w/everything & hope it all works out for you.
I think the bottom line is, you aren't really going to know until you take it to the pharmacy and see. Best scenario is they fill it. Worst case scenario, with most pharmacies, they hold it until you need it. At any rate, it won't hurt anything to take it to the pharmacy and see!
Justin2006; I would not fill or try and filll it right now. There are several reasons why 1 if it goes through your insurance they won't pay for it even if the directions are different until it is closer to the time the one you just got is low enough most states let you fill it 3 to 7 days early. It is not the pharmacy it's the Insurance company and in some states the law.
The best is look at the amount you just picked up divide it by 5 a day then take it into the pharmacy you use And tell them that the directions changed and that is why it is early and they well know by the date when the doctor changed the directions. Take the old one you have and take the 5 aday when you get down to 4 or 5 days worth take the new rx into the pharmacy many time we have to call the insurance company... No worries this is all normal..Chuck1957
You should as long your Dr wrote a new prescription which I'm assuming he did. Take it to pharmacy now or tomorrow and drop it off and simply ask. That simple. Some pharmacies are more strict when it comes to 30 days a month policy. Some get em 28 days and sum 3 days early. But that's rare today. No worries an go get ur meds Justin2006
You may be able to but some doctors do put time limit and pharmacys also... you may need to wait for that script to run out first... I had a question tho if someone could help me, A friend recently picked up his script of the Pfizer xanax 2s and he said he did have a few pressed ones, but said he only put 2 in with the script... but when I looked at them about 30-35% of them when flipped over the 2 on the backside faced the opposite direction... so my questions is, when Pfizer gives you your script are some of the 2s going the opposite direction or do the number 2s all face the same way when you have "xanax" upright and you just flip it over...
My pharmacy has always filled *new* scripts as per doctor's orders. BTW, benzodiazepines are only indicated for short term use (4~6 weeks). Extended use and increasing dosages have been shown to cause habituation/addiction, and can cause or worsen anxiety, depression, sleep disturbances, memory loss, depersonalization, and dementia.
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