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    Old 07-01-2014, 10:57 AM   #1
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    Presciption Refill Questions

    I just got a new pain med filled a few days ago will my pharmacy fill the old one that has one more refill if it is due to be filled? I don't want to look like a drug addict or have them red flag me so to speak. I have several health problems I am dealing with and this is the first doctor I have been to for them and I am 34 years old. I was just always one of those people who just dealt with the pain. When I went to the doctor I found out that I have fibromyalgia, and bad arthritis in my knees and wrists. I also wake up feeling exhausted every single day and have not felt well in years especially after the birth of my first daughter. I take the medication just as prescribed and she changed me from Norco 7.5 to Vicuprophen 7.5 at my request. I don't abuse drugs just wanted to know that since they are to different presciptions and the Norco7.5 is due to be filled do you think the pharmacy will fill it even though she put me on a new pain med?

     
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    Old 07-01-2014, 11:14 AM   #2
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    Re: Presciption Refill Questions

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    I just got a new pain med filled a few days ago will my pharmacy fill the old one that has one more refill if it is due to be filled? I don't want to look like a drug addict or have them red flag me so to speak. I have several health problems I am dealing with and this is the first doctor I have been to for them and I am 34 years old. I was just always one of those people who just dealt with the pain. When I went to the doctor I found out that I have fibromyalgia, and bad arthritis in my knees and wrists. I also wake up feeling exhausted every single day and have not felt well in years especially after the birth of my first daughter. I take the medication just as prescribed and she changed me from Norco 7.5 to Vicuprophen 7.5 at my request. I don't abuse drugs just wanted to know that since they are to different presciptions and the Norco7.5 is due to be filled do you think the pharmacy will fill it even though she put me on a new pain med?
    Welcome. Since you have pain coverage from your most recent refill,why would you need the Vicoden? This is how people violate their pain contract and then have no pain meds! You ask a valid question but from where I sit/NO. You will regret even trying.Again,why do you need the Vicoden? I hope the new stronger meds give you better pain care! God Bless! Tom

     
    Old 07-01-2014, 01:39 PM   #3
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    Re: Presciption Refill Questions

    My dr told me years ago that monthly he gets a list of every medication that i get filled on my insurance & from my pharmacy which is a chain so it will show any med filled at any of the chain's stores but i always use the exact same pharmacy & it was my impression that all drs who treat pain get this list. If a new medicine didnt control the pain enough i would tell my dr so that if any dosage changes or med changes occur the dosage & the medicine im currently taking matches the drs documentation in case a urine drug screen is done.

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    Old 07-01-2014, 01:57 PM   #4
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    Re: Presciption Refill Questions

    You can not fill prescriptions for pain medications that are not part of your current treatment . Doing so will wind up with your being dismissed from your doctors care.
    There would be no reason for you to fill an old prescription since she/he changed you to another , stronger version of the medication.
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    Re: Presciption Refill Questions

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    I just got a new pain med filled a few days ago will my pharmacy fill the old one that has one more refill if it is due to be filled? I don't want to look like a drug addict or have them red flag me so to speak. I have several health problems I am dealing with and this is the first doctor I have been to for them and I am 34 years old. I was just always one of those people who just dealt with the pain. When I went to the doctor I found out that I have fibromyalgia, and bad arthritis in my knees and wrists. I also wake up feeling exhausted every single day and have not felt well in years especially after the birth of my first daughter. I take the medication just as prescribed and she changed me from Norco 7.5 to Vicuprophen 7.5 at my request. I don't abuse drugs just wanted to know that since they are to different presciptions and the Norco7.5 is due to be filled do you think the pharmacy will fill it even though she put me on a new pain med?
    sorry typing from phone:

    Switching from Norco to Viciprofen does not constitute an "actual" med change

    You are just substituting ibuprofen instead of acetaminophen

    The underlying narcotic is still hydrocodone ...and your pharmacist will/should NEVER

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