| | When can you fill narcotic prescriptions?
I see my pain management Dr once a month to get refills on my MSContin(morphine) and want to know when to get it filled at the pharmacy?
For example, if I saw my Dr on 9-27-02 and he writes me a presciption for the morphine #120 tabs take one four times a day...a months supply, and I get it filled on that day. My next appointment with him is on 10-24-02, which is not 30 days yet, but, it's a new prescription for the same narcotic. Should I wait until 10-26-02 the full 30 days of the last script or can I get it filled the same day he writes the new presciption? Is filling it before the 30 days is up on the last prescription a red flag to the Pharmacy/DEA,etc.??
What do you people do that are on monthly pain meds. that are classII??
Is there a way that they can be tracked or cause problems?
Often,waiting till the 30 days are up occures on weekends when the pharmacy can't check with the Dr. and don't want some pharmacist saying I have to wait till they can check on it and have to go without for several days! On the other hand I don't want to get in trouble !
Thanks for your input!
[This message has been edited by Tony111 (edited 10-14-2002).]
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