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Old 12-02-2008, 06:58 AM   #1
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If the Dr. writes a different strength pain medicine does the pharmacy have to fill it before the 1st prescription reaches 30 days? hydrocodone???? I have a 10/500 but the Dr. wrote me a 10/325? Would it be a waste of time to go to the pharmacy? I have only had the 10/500 a little over a week?

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Old 12-02-2008, 11:43 AM   #2
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Re: prescription laws

No, the pharmacy does not have to wait. A problem may arise with insurance coverage though, if that is applicable.

Old 12-03-2008, 04:33 AM   #3
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It is a different prescription since the strength changed. I do not see the pharmacy giving you a problem. Like auntjudyg said the insurance company might have a problem, but they shouldn't because as I said before the strength changed so it is a different prescription. It doesn't hurt to go to your pharmacy and try to fill the prescription. If there are problems your pharmacist can help you in finding ways around them.


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Re: prescription laws

what was the actual reason for the change/new Rx,the tylenol content? is the amount Rxed per day changed or what are you averageing per day. the tylenol amount can make a big difference if you are needing this much more often. THAT changes the whole picture,you know what i mean?

there is an actual 'safe' limit of tylenol intake that is 4000mgs per day for "occasional" usage and it goes down to only 3000mgs for chronic daily usage. if you are using this daily,well the tylenol aspect would be reason enough to make the pharm and the ins co happy. alot depends upon the reason for the change. but this IS a new Rx too,and should be treated as such. i would take it to the pharmacy since your doc obviously wanted this change for whatever reason. please let us know how things go. good luck, **
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