Users' questions

How do I refill my prescription after moving?

How do I refill my prescription after moving?

Call or visit the new pharmacy to request an Rx transfer. Give the new pharmacy the names of all the medications you want to transfer, along with dosage and Rx numbers. Provide your current pharmacy’s contact information. The new pharmacy will contact your old pharmacy and take care of most of the process.

Can you transfer a prescription without refills?

Schedule III, IV, and V medications are controlled substances and can only be transferred one time, no matter how many refills you have left. After transferring them once, you’ll need a new prescription from your doctor to switch pharmacies again.

How do you know if a medication is in stock?

If you want to make sure the pharmacy has your medication on hand, call them ahead of time to check. Most pharmacies can order an out-of-stock medication and have it ready for you the following day. If you can’t wait a full day, check with other pharmacies in your area to see if they have your prescription in stock.

Can you put refills on controlled substances?

Answer: Health & Safety Code Section 11200 (c) prohibits the refilling of a Schedule II controlled substance. Answer: Health & Safety Code Section 11200 (a) specifies that no person shall dispense or refill a controlled substance more than six months (180 days) after the date written.

What to do if you are out of prescription refills?

In most cases, if you are out of refills, the pharmacy will contact the prescriber for refills on your behalf. I say “most” cases, because some pharmacies may not do this, or some doctors may not allow it. But those exceptions are rare.

Why does my doctor not give me a refill?

Some (not all) possible reasons why a physician may not routinely authorize a refill on your prescription: You don’t need it. Some prescriptions, like antibiotics, are intended for one-time treatment. Others are intended for short term therapy only. You need an appointment.

How to get a perscription refill without Doctor-anxiety?

It would also be much cheaper to go to an urgent care center rather than the ER, or call a regular dr’s office, they generally have a couple of appointments per day set aside for emergency situations, you might get lucky and get an appointment that day or the next day, and save yourself A LOT of money vs. the ER route. Good luck!

When to go to the ER for perscription refill?

You have absolutely no idea what your REALLY getting! You COULD go to the ER, but they will usually only give you a few pills until you can get in to see your regular doc. (If they give you any at all) If you have been on these meds for awhile and are having some severe w/d symptoms, then the ER is where you should go.

Can you get a one time refill on your medication?

Whether you’re traveling, in between doctor appointments or have recently moved, you may realize suddenly that you’re out of your medication and don’t have a refill. Because it’s so important to maintain your medication schedule, we can help with a one-time refill (up to 90 days) of an ongoing, everyday prescription.

Some (not all) possible reasons why a physician may not routinely authorize a refill on your prescription: You don’t need it. Some prescriptions, like antibiotics, are intended for one-time treatment. Others are intended for short term therapy only. You need an appointment.

Can you refill a prescription for a controlled substance online?

Due to federal laws and regulations, there are some medications that we are unable to refill online. “No prescription for a controlled substance” can be refilled online at this time. These medications include (but are not limited to):

What to do when your prescriptions run out?

Keep an eye on your prescriptions, when they will run out, and plan accordingly. There are several services available to you to help you out in your time of need, and there likely is one in your home state. As a final word of advice, make sure that the service you use to obtain your prescription refill is legitimate.