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Drug info - Up to date early Adderall refill question guidelines?

Discussion in 'Amphetamine' started by KrissieindaD, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. KrissieindaD

    KrissieindaD Newbie

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    My hyperactive squirrel was diagnosed with ADHD finally and recently and was finally prescribed Adderall XR. How many days early can one refill a script?
     
  2. Phenoxide

    Phenoxide Super Moderator Staff Member

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    If they're taking the medication as prescribed then the answer should be zero. Anything other than zero on an ongoing basis is going to arouse suspicion if the doctor is keeping track as they are legally obligated to do.
     
  3. KrissieindaD

    KrissieindaD Newbie

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    What if I go in 3-4 days early?
     
  4. makin

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    what is the date on the script? what instructions did the doctor give you?
     
  5. Potter

    Potter Platinum Member & Advisor

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    not just the doctors, but the pharmacist and the insurance company. Best to be on good behavior.
     
  6. KrissieindaD

    KrissieindaD Newbie

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    The bottle only has the fill date on it. I have to go in the office to have him write me a new script.
     
  7. ebolarama

    ebolarama Silver Member

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    The earliest you can get a refill is 23 days after the fill date. At least is the case with my insurance.
     
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    yeah in my case, my prescription for methylphenidate I can refill every 21 days.

    If you can refill every 21 days, they you can refill it 21 days after the fill date. No sooner. I'd recommend against filling it exactly on the 21st day. Best to not act supicious, wouldn't want to lose a script because they have supicisions that you're abusing what you're prescribed.

    In my case, after my 5th presciption I was added to the Narcotics Watch List. I'm guessing this oversees your prescription history and stuff. I try to make it as normal as possible, fill it once a month and use it at least half of it as prescribed. And I'm careful to report symptoms of the as prescribed use symptoms to my doctor, my doctor is wary of abuse and asks lots of questions about my use every visit to keep up with what im doing with my meds and to check that I'm using them properly.
     
  9. Mongrel K9

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    You might go in a few days early to refill once in a while, but Adderall especially is a drug that doctors, pharmacists, and insurance companies watch very closely. Lots and lots of people like to binge and end up running out before the end of the month. If you're regularly showing up a week early for your refill, whether or not you're actually bingeing,red flags are going to be tripped. Potter's right, best to behave yourself or risk losing that prescription entirely.

    MK9
     
  10. AdderallAngel

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    My friend usually gets her script a week early every time, of course she has no insurance. :(
     
  11. The_Joker

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    i GENERALLY take it as prescribed, and have got it filled anywhere from a few days early up to several weeks later than i SHOULD have been out, because i wasnt taking it every day.

    i have not had anyone fuss about it, nor has my insurance been reluctant to pay for it. I have met my deductible. That is for Ritalin.

    i have pain meds i have been on since i had surgery and TECHNICALLY if i took them as often as it says i COULD, i would run out every 10 days, but I have never gone through them anywhere nearly that quickly.

    if its a few days i cant imagine anyone would say anything. I would be cautious about making a habit of refilling it a week early every time. Eventually, they are going to get annoyed and take it away from you.
     
  12. Impure157

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    A very close personal friend of mine said that he never checked with anyone who may know how many days early he could pick up his Rx, even though he had the chance because he felt it would look suspicious.

    Instead, the first 2 months that his Rx was going to run out before his next appointment my friend called the doctors office 4-5 days early and picked the paper prescription up and filled it 3-4 days early. During the worst of the recent/ongoing Adderall and Dexedrine shortage my friend said that he mentioned the difficulty he had finding a pharmacy with his medication in stock to his doctor during a visit, then when his next refill was something like 10-12 days away he called, explained the problem with the medications scarcity, and had no problem picking it up and then calling tons of pharmacies and having it filled the next day. This was a one-time thing though.

    He's been prescribed to take dextroamphetamine daily for just over a year now and every month except for the first 2 when he had appointments before he needed a refill and the one month where he had his prescription filled around 10 days early he has had it filled between 6 to 2 days before his previous one was going to run out with no problems. Each persons experience will vary obviously.
     
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  13. nuggs313

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    My flying squirrelly is able to fill script 3 days early then previous date of fill
     
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