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Can a pharmacist call and discuss my meds with my doctor without me knowing before hand?
by aannnndy (aannnndy)
at February 7th, 2011 (10:16 pm)
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Mood: anxious

I have a dilemma. So my doctor wrote me a new prescription for testosterone on December 27th even though I still had a couple months worth of testosterone left. I filled it immediately as the prescription itself with the refills expires six months from the date written on the prescription. If I waited until February it would still expire in June regardless. Any way, my doctor wrote me for three refills. The thing is, by the time it would be time for my third refill, the prescription itself would be expired. That is okay and that is why in the past I would do each refill a little early so I would get all of the refills done by the time the prescription expired.





When I went to pick up my refill today, the pharmacist told me it was too early. I told the person working there that in the past I got it a little early. It turns out the reason I could was they made a mistake and authorized the refills for every 28 days even though each refill is a two months supply.

The person told me how it is a controlled substance and that is why I would have to wait for the end of February, which is also fine.

I guess my concern is because I had a little argument with the pharmacist about it at first and admitted I got the refills a little early in the past, could they call my doctor? I am afraid that if they call my doctor he may think I am "double dosing" or negligent and may stop my hormones or require I have to have someone at the clinic administer the hormones. Also, could a doctor cancel a prescription?

So what I am basically asking is can the pharmacy team contact your doctor?

input would be appreciated.

Comments

Posted by: Ashley Fox (lilpup)
Posted at: February 8th, 2011 04:04 am (UTC)

Due to HIPAA laws, they CAN call to verify a script but they cannot ask private questions regarding your treatment. I am a paramedic so I do know about HIPAA laws unfortunately.

Posted by: Silussa (silussa)
Posted at: February 8th, 2011 01:34 pm (UTC)

Wouldn't it be easier to point out to the doctor's office that the script needs to be a little longer timewise, otherwise you can't possible get the three refills?

Or is there some reason this can't be done that I'm missing?

Posted by: aannnndy (aannnndy)
Posted at: February 8th, 2011 03:27 pm (UTC)

Testosterone is a controlled substance so the prescription always expires six months from the date on the prescription. Most meds expire one year after the date written.

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