Does anybody know if one can pay cash for a prescription (such as an early refill) upon being told it can't be filled because insurance won't cover it? Any advice is appreciated - Thanks!
Question about gabapentin refill and insurance?
Question posted by ColorMe on 22 Sep 2017
Last updated on 26 September 2017 by DaynaS
It depends on the type of prescription, the pharmacy ,local laws, and the descrepency of the pharmacist. And of course how early it is being refillled. A lot of times they have to notify and get permission from the prescribing doctor.
Yes try a local pharmacy if it's an early refill not a chain. They shouldn't have a problem refilling it early!
I would check with your pharmacy. Some will I think. It doesn't hurt to ask, and I don't know of any reason they wouldn't. My pharmacy will sometimes advance us a few if the script is due within a couple of days. But I've never asked about getting an early refill. Let me know if you find out!
Hi Color me,
It may depend on what state you live in. Virginia and a couple of other states are treating gabapentin just like an opioid Rx, due to the recent increase in scripts. This means no early refills/reporting attempted early refills to a monitoring agency. Just check with a pharmacist on the regulations in your area, which you can do anonymously. I hope you're in one of the states that hasn't begun this program. Wishing you luck!
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