Tips for Fast, Smooth and Hassle-free Prescription Refills



Let's face it, Refilling prescriptions can be a chore - too many things to do, too many places to be in, and just not enough time to accomplish everything. Still, it must be done and your only option is to find a way to be as efficient as you can.

For instance, before your medical appointment, look into your meds and see if you need any refills. If so, remember to tell your doctor during the appointment. Also, it's not smart to call for a refill if you still have enough medicines until your meeting. Otherwise, you will have wasted your money if your doctor unexpectedly changes your meds.

Another thing to keep in mind is that refilling your prescription requires a call to your pharmacy, not your clinic. You don't want to waste anyone's time, including your own. When calling the pharmacy,  do it two to three business days before you run out of supplies, or you may have to skip doses because obviously, even pharmacies run out of their own supplies too.

If you're calling to refill a stimulant prescription, or are calling for somebody in need of a written prescription, ring your clinic and provide the pertinent information, including the patient's name and date of birth; the name of the medicine, your phone number; and whether you plan to pick up the meds or have it mailed to you. Take note that clinics need at least three days to get refills written and signed, visit the homepage!

One thing a lot of people don't know is that prescriptions may be faxed to the pharmacy from the clinic. If you have a paper prescription, make sure you bring that with you to the pharmacy when you pick up your order. Sometimes, your prescription will say, "no refills, and that happens if a new order has been received but the prescription number doesn't match. In such a case, the pharmacy will hold order or keep it on file. If you still have refills at your pharmacy, they will refill the new prescription after you call them. If necessary, let them look into your profile. No orders means they will call your clinic.

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Finally, take note that refills are not possible after office hours. If you need to ask any questions about your medicines, speak to your doctor or your pharmacist. 

As you can see, refilling prescriptions can be a lot easier if you keep the above in mind. It can take an itsy-bitsy amount of work, but you'll only thank yourself in the end. Click link!

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