Q- about med refill?

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snobrdgrl321
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   Posted 6/10/2010 1:53 PM (GMT 0)   
My dr refilled my RX on 5/19, however, he dated it as 5/14.......
 
I actually took posession from the pharmacy on the 19th...
 
Do I have to wait until the 19th to fill it again?
 
Thanks
Donna
Tethered Spinal Cord~1.5x1.2 cm spinal cord cyst at L5/S1  (Lumbar Laminectemy completed 9/10/09)~Scolosis~Migrains~Leg Deformity~Foot Deformity~Knee, Hip, Back, Neck Pain~Severe Depression~Insomenia~DDD~Artheritis (Spine)~Spinal Bone Spurs~NEW: Herniated Disc T5/T6 
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ekkorose
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   Posted 6/10/2010 7:10 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't. I always go by what date is on the pill jar label I get from the pharmacy

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BobinmidMO
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   Posted 6/10/2010 7:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Drug insurance plans pay for 30 day supplies based off of when their computers say you'd run out of whatever prescription you're taking.  Since you got this script on the 14th, there should be no problems getting it refilled 30 days later because there's a window of time (with narcotics it's a much smaller window - usually 72 hours or less) as far as how soon  before the due date you can get your next refill.   On normal day to day stuff, 5 - 7 days before you'd actually take your last pill is when most drug plans will allow you to get the next refill.
 
If you're taking a trip or going out of town, you can still get your medications, but it will require pre-planning between you, your doctor, the pharmacy and your drug insurance company.  It's always easier to get up to a 90 day supply before you'd need them then it is to get your script filled early because you'll be out of town when you'd run out.
 
Let's say you're leaving town on the 1st of the month but you're not due for a refill till the 6th.  It's a lot easier to plan ahead and get a 60 day supply when you had it filled last month ago than it will be to get it filled early before leaving on the trip.  While narcotics are controlled considerably more, even these can be written out ahead.  When I got a 90 day supply of the hard stuff last month, I was surprised they approved it, but it was all about getting my ducks in a row long before I ever headed out.  It just takes planning, that's all.
After an accident in  1997 crushed the nerves in my pelvis, halfway down the calf and at the fibular head (knee), my left leg slowly started to turn color from the foot up, along with swelling and temp change.  Within 2 weeks I was diagnosed with RSD.  By 1999 I landed in a wheelchair and started a life taking narcotics all the time. In 2004 I got an Intrathecal morphine pump &5 years ago the RSD spread to my right leg and has done around 80% of the damage it did to my left leg in half the time. 1 1/2 years ago I went septic, and the infection did go body-wide.  After 2 days in the hospital I then had a clot in my lungs.  Both should have killed me, but this time I got lucky.  Meanwhile I've been battling blood clots for the last 4 years.  A year ago my left leg was ampuated above the knee after ging septic.  Guess that about say's it all.  Bob.


Hello~Kitty
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   Posted 6/10/2010 8:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Sometimes it also depends on the pharmacist. Even if your insurance would fill it, say on the 14th of this month, the pharmasict him/herself can choose to not give them to you til the 19th. I dont think it's right they can do this sometimes, but they like to play doctor sometimes instead of just being the pharmacist they are. And they love to say "your insurance" wont pay for it til then, but more then likely it's always them doing it, and they blame it on the insurance. I've had this happen once with a migriane medication years ago, the pharmacist told me that my insurnace said it was too early, so I called my insurance and they said it was okay with them to fill it, so when I confronted him, he blamed it on the computer, and played innocent....so call your insurance and ask them, thats what I always do when I have questions about when I can refill a medication again. But I do know that if the pharmacist beleives your getting a pain med too early, even if your insurance says okay, they can call your doctor and make it sound like your an addict and make you look bad and cancel your refill,so be very careful. So if I where you, i would also call and ask your doctor and your insurance if you have any questions about am early refill on any medication, so if the pharmacist tries to pull anything over on you, you'll be prepared, and this is coming from someone who's sister-in-law and best friend who are pharmacists, I always ask them stuff like this to get a pharmacist point of view before dealing with the place I go to (they don't work at the pharmacy I use).

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snobrdgrl321
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   Posted 6/10/2010 9:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Here is what the Dr said in my email:

HI! Your RX is ready to be picked up. Do not fill until 6/13/10.

Wonder if the pharmace will fill on the 13? 14? or 19?
LOL
Donna
Tethered Spinal Cord~1.5x1.2 cm spinal cord cyst at L5/S1  (Lumbar Laminectemy completed 9/10/09)~Scolosis~Migrains~Leg Deformity~Foot Deformity~Knee, Hip, Back, Neck Pain~Severe Depression~Insomenia~DDD~Artheritis (Spine)~Spinal Bone Spurs~NEW: Herniated Disc T5/T6 
"I'm not going to vacuum 'till Sears makes one
you can ride on"
~Roseane Barr~
 


merrygirl
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   Posted 6/10/2010 9:17 AM (GMT -7)   
whatever the date on the bottle says, go by that it is usually 30 days from then
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uniquelyme
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   Posted 6/12/2010 12:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Until a few months ago I could refill my meds on the day I went to the Dr. as long as the date was right, my appointments always were a few days earlier then the month before. But now I can only fill them if 29 days has passed..and not because of insurance. I didn't do this on purpose, I just always dropped them off and they would call me to come and pick them up.

So, you should go by the pharmacy date not the script date. Some people hang on to scripts for a while so that date wouldn't work...

Me.
Spinal Stenosis, DDD, DJD, HBP, Type 2 Diabetes

Methadone 120 mg. X daily
Oxycodone 30 mg. 5 X daily
Lisinopril HCTZ 10/12.5 2 X daily
Metformin ER 500 mg. X 2 @ bedtime
Novolin 50-0-50-50
Novolin R 0-50-0-0

That's all....but OMG!! isn't that enough?

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