As long as you're upfront about what you're doing and have no prior history of early refill requests, I really doubt you'll have a problem.. If you have a copy of your itinerary or travel documents to show your doctor so that he/she will write on the prescription "okay to fill early for international trip on xx/xx/xx".
God forbid I become ill, I don't know if I would be willing to be judged just because you can't see that they are ill!. I understand that there is a problem with prescription drugs being abused but I also understand that people who are suffering from chronic pain (such as Fibromyalgia) have to go through such crap. I believe that if you contact your doctor and go in for a visit because you had an accident with your meds, you should not be able to judge. This is so disappointing because I watched my grandmother go through years of pain and being judged.
This is good because you can much more carefully monitor early fills. We also have a law that says patients are never allowed to fill controls more than 7 days early for the life of the prescription. This means that each time the medication is filled, the pharmacist must look through the profile and add up the.
I get tired of pharmacists and techs using the insurance company as a cop-out because all this teaches the idiot is to go somewhere else and offer to pay cash. Me too!! That usually ls me that they really do have insurance (state medicaid) and have been given the old “your insurance won’t let it go thru” excuse rather that the truth of “this is a controlled substance and I won’t fill it early”. Comment by RXJOE.
If they claim it was stolen, they would have to bring us the police report.
Because when I was taking the IR tramadol I went to refill it 3 days early because I gave some pills to my dad for his back and this local pharmacy wouldn't fill as well as previous discussions, there are too many variables to give anyone a direct answer as to how early they can get their medication refilled.
I called her on the phone and she said it would be no problem and filled it and an 20 minutes later it was ready to go. I have had excellent service with the local walgreens though. maybe it depends on the pharmacy? Because when I was taking the IR tramadol I went to refill it 3 days early because I gave some pills to my dad for his back and this local pharmacy wouldn't fill it until the exact date when I should be out.
In Cali I get Adderall, Lortab and Oxy and I can go in 5 days early.
I live in Kentucky and I've had different pharmacists l me 3 days early is the limit.
When it's the actual time for your script to be refilled, you could take your bottle in to the local Target store and l them you are there on travel, I've done this procedure with CVS and other pharmacies before (so long as they're a chain and not just a local mom and pop type pharmacy) and there's never.
What I do: Calculate how many pills that they should have on the date of the dose change. Then calculate how many days existing pills will last at the new dosage. I use this as the fill date. In your case it would be 0.75-1.5 tablets QID. So you could: 1) l them to take 0.75-1.5 tablets QID 2) l them to take.