... will they deny it because it has not been a month. Is it regulated?
Hi, tighter guidelines are being/have been introduced alongside the use of Tramadol. I'm in the UK (i think you are in the US?), so there will be a difference between rules and regulations. Here, if you have the prescription, the pharmacy cannot go above the doctors head and decide if they will or will not dispense the medication. I think i'm right in saying that in the US the rules are different, and that pharmacies have more seniority, so therefor can deny your request to refill. Hopefully someone else can say for sure what the answer is...
Its not controlled unless you live in one of the few states that have made it controlled at a state level. I had a similar situation, I went for a refill 30 days after I got the other one and was told I used to much of it and they would not refill it for another 3 days. I used it the way the dr directed, and she still pulled that stuff. Needless to say I don't use any walmart pharmacy now, lolol. She also said I was a drug addict in front of about 15 customers. If you have a new prescription they should fill it. How much are you prescribed and how much are you taking. If you aren't prescribed enough, you should talk to your dr, not just take it more then prescribed. Just don't go over 400 mg a day, because then you can get into trouble with it.
Is the script from the same Dr? If they are both from the same Dr you may not have too much trouble. If your last script was written as a months supply, it will depend on a few things like how close to a month are you? It may be your insurance that is the problem since most of them have certain limits as to how early they will let a refill go through. If the last script was a months supply and you bring a new script in from another Dr it will raise red flags for Dr shopping since tramadol is considered an "opiate like" drug-some pharmacists are more strict than others about how early they let pain pill refills go through.
It is usually not the pharmacy but the insurance company who denies it if it is not time trust me been there done that... usually if u took more then prescribed and ran out, not to be smart but they feel that that's your problem that u abused them or took them not as prescribed, not saying u did, u might just not have been given enough in a day and had to take more, I understand I have chronic pain... but the ins.. companies don't give a dam to put it straight out there, they usually make u wait 28 to 29 days after the 1st refill before they refill it again, if u get lucky 27, but all the places I ever dealt with where 28 to 29 days after filling the last script... good luck... also if the amount or dosage is not enough for u talk to your doc so u don't have to go through this again... good luck...
I live in a rural area about an hour from my pharmacy so I only travel about 2 days a week. Never been prescribed a "narcotic-like" Medicine I asked the pharmacist if I could pick all my medicines up one day which made the tramadol 28 days after 1st initial fill. He said I had to wait til 29th day. I asked if it was an insurance requirment he said no it was regulated and the state (Indiana) wouldnt let them fill. So either I had to do without my seizure medicine one day or make 2 trips into the city and an extra $15 in gas. UGH.. But I see why they HAVE to do this sometimes
Because Tramadole is a control substance that is used for mild to moderate pain, it is regulated by the law. Therefore unless your doctor feels the need to change the dosage or the milligrams, before the original 30 days are up, one must wait 30 days before the prescription can be filled again. This is the doctors way of knowing if your following his or her directions. bestpup
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