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Is there a pharmacist in the house!?!?!

Either my Dr.'s office is goofy, or my pharmacist is writing his own prescriptions....

I take Treximet for migraines. (Not a narcotic, not anything that has crazy regulations on it)
It used to come in a blister pack of 9 pills.
I call for a refill (sick as hell), drive over, pick up the prescription, and it's 1 pill.
There's 2 refills on it, of one pill each. And that's supposed to last me a year....

Call DR. She says must have changed packaging, You're supposed to get 1 blister pack, call pharmacy.
Pharmacy says no, prescription says 1, call your doctor.

Neither of them will make the call to the other for me to get what I'm supposed to have!! Not to mention I paid $25 for one pill, when the pack of 9 only costs me $40 with insurance!!

Where do I go from here?

 
PartyGalAnne

Asked by PartyGalAnne at 2:45 PM on Oct. 2, 2013 in Health

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Answers (12)
  • Okay I'm seeing nothing that indicates a change in packaging. Should come in a blister pack of 9. There's no update on the GSK website either. If that's the case, this is entirely on the pharmacy
    Mrs_Prissy

    Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 3:10 PM on Oct. 2, 2013

  • In my opinion they both are being obnoxious and unprofessional.

    That said it's ultimately the doctor's responsibility to keep up with changes in medication packaging. In my opinion they need to call the pharmacy and get it squared away. It's an NSAID for pete's sake; it's not heroin.

    I'll look in my drug book and see when it the packaging was changed
    Mrs_Prissy

    Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 3:04 PM on Oct. 2, 2013

  • Have a 3 way with the pharmacy tech and doctor
    staciandababy

    Answer by staciandababy at 3:20 PM on Oct. 2, 2013

  • bug the doctor again. Tell them it needs re-written to say 1 BLISTER PACK specifically, because the pharmacy is only giving one pill.

    *we went through this a couple months ago with a perscription for hubby...what a pain it was- it took over a week to straighten it out
    charlotsomtimes

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 3:12 PM on Oct. 2, 2013

  • the doctor is refusing to call in a prescription for you?
    Then perhaps, gong to the pharmacy with doctor on phone and facilitate the convo?
    feralxat

    Answer by feralxat at 2:48 PM on Oct. 2, 2013

  • Did you already take that one pill you paid $25 for? If not then return it. Have the Pharmacist call the Dr. while you are waiting there & get it all straightened out in person at the Pharmacy. GL!
    ILovemyPaulie

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 3:24 PM on Oct. 2, 2013

  • I guess it's more of a case of "Who wants to look like a dumb ass?"
    And in the process they both do.

    what charlot said
    feralxat

    Answer by feralxat at 3:25 PM on Oct. 2, 2013

  • Have a 3 way with the pharmacy tech and doctor
    staciandababy Answer by staciandababy an hour ago

    ^^^LOL! What are you trying to suggest- that she get free medical care or scripts by doing them a favor?! LOL ;p
    Hope you get it straightened out- nothing like a little stress to help that migraine go away!
    mrsmom110

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 4:23 PM on Oct. 2, 2013

  • Go back to the doctor and tell him to give another prescription .
    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 2:53 PM on Oct. 2, 2013

  • Dr. DID call it in, they say they did it right on their end.
    Pharmacy says THEY are correct.
    I guess it's more of a case of "Who wants to look like a dumb ass?"
    PartyGalAnne

    Comment by PartyGalAnne (original poster) at 2:55 PM on Oct. 2, 2013

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