No Batch number on my prescription????

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shannon1
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   Posted 10/15/2011 2:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone.
 
I had a radiofrequency done yesterday (friday) and was given a script for percocet to keep me until next week for my follow up appt w/ my PM doc. My husband tried to fill it and was told they would not fill it due to No batch number? What is that?  I have a call into my PM, but have not heard back from them, so I guess I will be w/o all weekend due to their mess up. 
Just wanted to know what the heck a batch number was anyways.

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   Posted 10/15/2011 4:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Take a look here.

www.netwellness.org/question.cfm/72666.htm

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momtofourangels
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   Posted 10/15/2011 5:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm confused. I thought the pharmacist would know the batch number, and not the doctor prescribing the meds.

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Dx: osteoarthritis, bursitis in left hip, Osteoarthrits in right hip, compression fracture in thoracic spine due to falling on frozen ground March 2001 , ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, osteoarthritis in spine, osteoarthritis in both knees
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shannon1
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   Posted 10/15/2011 6:18 PM (GMT -6)   
So my doctor is supposed to print it on the prescription....?....All I know is that I have gone from taking my meds 3x a day to taking none for the entire weekend due to this "mistake".
Jan. 2009, complete hysterectomy, diagnosed stage 4 endometriosis & adenomyosis (age 36)
2003, dx moderate UC
2000, dx selective IGA deficiency w/ anti IGA antibodies
2000, dx Antipholipid Antibody Syndrome
1999-2009, chronic hemmoragic ovarian cysts, w/ partial ovary removal
1977, complete reconstruction of foot after lawnmower accident (chronic pain)
 
Meds
6mp 75mg, prednisone 40mg (just starting meds again)
percocet 5mg 3x day
potassium 3x day
 

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 10/15/2011 6:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Im wondering if this is the same thing as the RX number?
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nsearch212
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   Posted 10/15/2011 6:42 PM (GMT -6)   
 
Hi Shannon,
 
I was just reading through some of the posts and yours caught my attention. I have worked for a retail pharmacy for over 7 years and I have never heard of a prescription being returned or denied because of a batch number. With percocet there are certain things that we look for on the prescription because it is a class c-2 medication. We check to make sure the name and strength of the medication is clear and comes in that specific formulation. Then we check to make sure that the directions and the quantity that the dr is prescribing match up. Lastly we check to make sure that the dr has put on his/her DEA number and that the signature can be verified, and of course we make sure that name and date of birth of the patient match up as well. As far as a "batch" number that is generally for our pharmacy to keep records. I worked for a big national retail chain and am not sure if you go to or how local mom and pop store works. Their inventory system might be different. If it were me I would call the pharmacy back and ask them to explain what their idea of a batch number is and how it relates to the prescription that was dropped off. Hope this helps..

Jim1969
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   Posted 10/15/2011 9:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Only two things that I can think of is

1. The person at the pharmacy misspoke and something like the doctor's ID number was left off the script
or
2. The batch of that medication they got in was screwed up and didn't have a batch number which would prevent them from dispensing it.

A batch number is the medications ID number which tells where and when it was made as well as what the medication is, etc.

shannon1
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   Posted 10/16/2011 7:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks everyone. I did call them back (i actually tried to fill at walgreens, so it's a big chain), and was told that with the new florida laws, that my script was on the right paper (with all the new security features) but the script itself was missing a batch number. So, i think they are saying that the actual script was supposed to be printed with a batch number on it as one of the security features, and not actaully relating to the med.....

Does this make any sense to anyone? Monday, my doctor is going to get really chewed out....his service will not page him (saying he does not take after hours calls for prescriptions)...ummmm, hello, u r a pain management doc, i am in pain......duhhhh o-well, hopefully I can get better aquainted with what florida law now requires and will double check my scripts from now on.
Jan. 2009, complete hysterectomy, diagnosed stage 4 endometriosis & adenomyosis (age 36)
2003, dx moderate UC
2000, dx selective IGA deficiency w/ anti IGA antibodies
2000, dx Antipholipid Antibody Syndrome
1999-2009, chronic hemmoragic ovarian cysts, w/ partial ovary removal
1977, complete reconstruction of foot after lawnmower accident (chronic pain)
 
Meds
6mp 75mg, prednisone 40mg (just starting meds again)
percocet 5mg 3x day
potassium 3x day
 

Jim1969
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   Posted 10/16/2011 12:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Did not know you were in Florida.

That could very well be then. With all the issues down there with the pain mills it would not surprise me if the state hasn't come up with some kind of ID number to match script paper to doctors.
2 confirmed herniated lumbar discs. Spinal Arthritis. Spinal Stenosis, diabetic peripheral nueropathy.

shannon1
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   Posted 10/16/2011 12:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes Jim, I think so to. I am in Miami. I am good with whatever measures the state wants to take, but I'm pretty upset with my PM office for making this mistake and leaving me with nothing all weekend.

Thanks again to all of you for helping me out. I will update tomarrow after I hand my doctor his ass!
Jan. 2009, complete hysterectomy, diagnosed stage 4 endometriosis & adenomyosis (age 36)
2003, dx moderate UC
2000, dx selective IGA deficiency w/ anti IGA antibodies
2000, dx Antipholipid Antibody Syndrome
1999-2009, chronic hemmoragic ovarian cysts, w/ partial ovary removal
1977, complete reconstruction of foot after lawnmower accident (chronic pain)
 
Meds
6mp 75mg, prednisone 40mg (just starting meds again)
percocet 5mg 3x day
potassium 3x day
 

snobrdgrl321
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   Posted 10/18/2011 3:32 AM (GMT -6)   
What was the outcome of this?
Did you talk to Dr?
What did he say?
Were you able to get it?
Thanks, just worried... smhair
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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