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Old 02-11-2008, 06:12 PM   #1
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Can you transfer a Schedule 3 narcotic med

I was wondering if I would be able to transfer a prescription for Lortab from a CVS pharmacy to another pharmacy. I have a refill that I need to get filled this week. The reason for doing this is because CVS gave me Malinkroft brand and I have learned they do not make very good quality meds. I want to transfer to the smaller pharmacy where I get my patches filled.


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Old 02-11-2008, 06:33 PM   #2
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Re: Can you transfer a Class 3 narcotic med


You should be using one pharmacy for these meds anyway. No problem.


Old 02-11-2008, 08:24 PM   #3
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Re: Can you transfer a Class 3 narcotic med

Brian...In my state, you can transfer a Class III one time (per script).

Old 02-11-2008, 08:41 PM   #4
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Re: Can you transfer a Class 3 narcotic med

The rules / laws on script refills, transfers & etc are federally regulated, not state. Therefore, they apply to any state in which you reside. Here are the basics:

Schedule II- No refills. Must have hard copy, unless an "emergency" and then a hard copy must follow within 48 hours.

Schedule III- Up to 5 refills, or a original 6 month script. May be phoned in. May transfer one time only. So, if after one script, you can transfer, but cannot transfer back. Need new script if you want to go back. Any Schedule III script is good for 6 months, then expires (why anyone would wait is beyond me, but that's the rule).

Of course, any pharmacist anywhere can refuse a script for a variety of reasons too numerous to list. As others have said, it's best to use one pharmacy and your pharmacist should be an extension of your Doc.

Hope this helps.

Old 02-12-2008, 11:42 AM   #5
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Re: Can you transfer a Class 3 narcotic med

Hello. I have had scripts transfered to a different pharmacy a few times, it shouldnt be a problem.

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