Sometimes I can get early and other times it is a hassle.Can you get your refill early on the 28th day?
Can you refill a prescription on the 28th day?
Question posted by willywills on 28 Oct 2012
Last updated on 25 December 2020 by Ciabella
I live in NYS . I have went to the same pharmacy for 8 years now . It is not a chain pharmacy . I get controlled substances . I have no problem picking my meds up every 28 days ,and my meds r written for 30 day supply
Today's pharmacy and the pharmacist are actually more the ones that have the complete decision on refills. I
For the Opiods you mentioned I have been told that I would be getting refilled on the morning of the medications renewal date. However I informed them in Virginia it is up to the pharmacist alone.
They do not have any requirement to refill it anytime. But they can do it 2 days, 3 days but it is their license and they are the ones that are responsible for the refill.
Now I know what you mean about the different pharmacists.
If you have not been trying to get early often. Or change doctors. I am upset when the pharmacy says they can't fill cause it is the law.
In our state they can but won't.
I know that insurance companies used to have an 80% type of renewal.
Say you have a 30 day prescription. Usually 3 weeks gone you can refill. But it is hard to find a pharmacy to do it.
I just went to my pharmacy refill site. It said I have 4 that can be refilled. If they are not a pain or anxiety medication maybe but it's getting so bad that you don't get any refilled even if Insurance or physician says it is okay.
Pain management doctors put the earliest you can refill on the prescription.
Doctors don't have much respect for pharmacist and the other way .I have been in the middle.
Now if you can get it done you are better than the doctor and insurance.
I understand the situation but it puts us in the middle.
So only the pharmacist can get it done.
I have a 28 day PRESCRIPTION can i refill it at Walgreens on the 28th day?
wow... whether month has 31 or 30? it's thirty days no matter what month it is. if Rx does not have a date on it from prescriber it can b filled on the 28. counting day u filled it as day 1 and count 30
Yes, most all fill schedule 2 on day 27! Quote them title 21 if they hassle you!
Yes 28 days is the limit..Also the day you fill DOES NOT COUNT. Ex... You go to the pharmacy on the 5th and fill your medication, but they don't start counting until the sixth,,, So the 6th would be day 1 as you count your 28 day span until you fill again.
Well that depends on who is working and their ability to count. The date of the rx or the day you picked up your meds. Whether you've been flagged or not. Insurance or cash is not a factor. Carasoprodol 60 pills 3 per day, always a written script, never refills. Last script date on bottle 12/01/17. The tech told me it would be ready 12/22/17.
I have been taking Klonopin (clonazepam) daily for 17 years. Today I took my new prescription to the pharmacy at an Illinois Mariano's grocery (division of Roundy's/Kroger grocery) -- first time I ever used them (since they have the Teva generic I prefer). The pharmacist claimed that they cannot fill or refill a 30-day supply until ALL -- 100% -- of the prior prescription has been filled! She claimed that they implemented that rule a few weeks ago after a government agent (DEA?) told them at a meeting that that is what is required by law. I have a hard time believing it, especially since we are only talking a C-IV substance, not a C-III or C-II like an opioid.
She also claimed that as long as I have insurance, I am not permitted to pay cash (which, with a discount card, is often cheaper for me than insurance) for any controlled substance. I *definitely* don't believe that one... I have frequently paid cash for some Klonopin rx's at the same pharmacy where I also have insurance (including at CVS..which is also my plan's drug administrator!).
Has anyone ever heard either of those claims? And what do you think of them. On the "can't pay cash for controlled substance if have insurance" claim I got her to admit that it must just be a Mariano's policy... though I doubt that even *that* is really true. Any thoughts?
I get 120 7.5/325 oxycodone a month and I fill them at Walgreens. They always fill my script 3 days early. I also get 75 2mg Xanax a month and they fill those 3 days early too.
one pharmisist tells me he will have script ready on 28th. insurence has allready aproved. I go there today to pick up different script and ask different pharmisist will it be ready tomorrow, the 28th as i was told by her counter part. she says no not until the 1st. I am going out of town, so she says if I have some proof. Airline reservations, or hotel reservations because we are driving, then she could do it. what's up with that?
I have a script for oxycodone, 15 mg, 4 a day. Can I have it filled on day 28 or not til day 30? My insurance will allow it to be filled. Seems most pharmacies here say they are a 30 day pharmacy.
Depends on the medication. I have got my Tramadol filled after 27 days and other times at the same pharmacy they said I had to wait 28 days but never more than 28. The only reason I do this is because I see my doctor every 95 days and on the last refill I usually do not get a new one for 33 or 34 days and do not want to run out.
It is an unwritten (i.e. fictitious) rule among pharmacists that they can only fill a prescription for a controlled substance on the 29th day after the last identical prescription for that substance has been filled.
They have this unwritten rule because of the very real law that states that even though a pharmacist fills 45 times the number of prescriptions that a doctor writes, they are still *equally liable* in cases of diversion or mis-use.
Pharmacies have the power to use their own discretion with each person. If you display drug-seeking behavior, such as requesting early refills, most pharmacies will refuse to fill your scripts.
Most pharmacies will refill a 30-day prescription 2-days before the refill date. If the doctor writes “do-not-fill until”, the pharmacy’s hands are tied and he/she cannot fill the prescription early regardless if you offer to pay cash. It simply cannot be done regardless of your reasons.
If you take the script to another pharmacy hoping to get it filled early, you may or may not be successful depending on the pharmacy’s access to your prescription history. If the pharmacy does fill the prescription early, you run the risk of being red-flagged and possibly ousted from filling controlled substance scripts from all pharmacies. In short, you will eventually get caught.
If you run out of your meds early, it is best to return to the doctor for a new script and ask him/her to write on the script “okay for early refill.” Most PMD’s may accommodate a one-time request, but likely terminate you as a patient if you continue to request early refills.
The short of it, do your best to make your prescription last until your refill date. If you’re taking more pain meds because your pain has increased, ask your doctor to increase your dosage at your next visit.
SORRY THIS IS LONG BUT VERY COMPREHENSIVE.
There are several issues which vary by state and pharmace - at least in Florida. Beginning in 2010 but even more so in 2012/13 it all became a big deal. First Florida ( due to pill mills) created a statewide realtime database that tracks your every move. Next several pain medication were reclassed making it even more difficult. Vicodin is now in the same class as Percocet - know as combos which allowed those drugs to be in a lower control level was reversed in mid 2013. Even Tramadol now is controlled. To make matters worse several pharmacies - mainly Walgreens was hit with a huge fine regarding their buying process of controlled meds. They basically bought them not only from the manufacturer but also middleman distributors (who's the druggie, Walgrees?) at least in Florida when you go to Walgreens ( which I will never go to again) you will see that their pharmacist are new and young.
The older more experienced ones are gone. Walgreens hold the Pharmacist personally accountable. So in return they will make you wait the full 30 days. Example : script starts on 1/1/15 for a 30 day supply won't get filled until the 30th. I was told that day 1 of the script and the refil date cannot be applied to the refil time period. So if you go in on the 28th day of the month that is like being there on the 26th and you'll be turned away and completely embarrassed by a you disrecptful gen y pharmacist! CVS also was caught in the same scandal as Walgreens but to a much lessor degree - they are better to work with provided you go to them for everything you are ever prescribed and they get to know you - even though it seems like there's a new pharmacist every 6 months. I too have a contract with my doc to always go to the same pharmacy. The next big issue you get is having to wait to just about the last day and they tell you they don't have enough??? Now what do you do? You go to other locations sand even other pharmacies and get the 3rd degree. I had a full knee replacement in June of 13 - worst pain I ever had! Made my previous rotator cuff surgery feel like nothing. My wife had to take me to 6 pharmacies before getting the script from the hospital filled Percocet 10/325 - 120. I would get we don't have enough abd won't get any in for another 2 weeks - seriously people? How are we to honor our contract? Plus the pharmacist you normally go to interrogates you about going to another pharmacy?? I think it's BS and here's why - if you come in and fill a large number of pills you then whipe out or lessen their stock. The pharmacist get one copay. They say why do that when they could fill more people that get a small script for something like a sprain or dental work. They get more copays and backend money. So they will simply tell you we don't have enough and we are on an allotment on a per month basis?? I've been there and had the doc on the phone and couldn't believe that the pharmacist was telling a DR that he/ she is prescribing a I appropriate medication and won't fill what's written - for real? Again at a Walgreens a pharmacist scolded me and I was very polite that she's the pharmacist not the dr. CVS is decent but you have to be very close to running out. I've had better luck at Publix ( large grocery store) regarding supply. Which my doc suggested I go to. But this problem is rampant and affecting many patients. I'm all for abuse prevention but that is between you and your dr. It's still a high stress issue going to any pharmacy here not knowing what they may say to you!
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