Your pharmacist and specialist are allowed to speak with each other. When it comes to my "pain" medication for example.... My specialists writes 2 or 3 pages of prescription certificates for my pain medications to be refilled. Only 2 to 3 meds fit in each certificate. I drop those off at the pharmacy to keep on their records. When I do need another 30 days supply of my pain medications I call in pharmacy. They in turn still call my doctor for verification for each months supply even though I already have a back log of certificates. Even for the "simple" pain medications like my Baclofen. The " verification steps" to keeping my medications on schedule are because of requirements by my specialists, my pharmacist, Insurance carrier and state law. I am pretty sure it is that way with all of us. If not, something similar I am sure.
Another thing to consider. The medication you take for pain have acetaminophen (APAP) mixed in them. Too much acetaminophen can do serious damage to your body. Recently, regulations were put into place to limit the amount of acetaminophen in the same medication you take. Just call the pharmacy and let them know you will not be needing the Vicoden afterall. Instead you have a different kind of pain medicine you will need filled. Because, once it is in your possession they cannot take them back due to safety reasons. Also... you might be in hot water with your specialist if you go against his orders.
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