View Full Version : prescription etiquette

09-16-17, 05:46 PM
My doctor wrote my prescription for Adderall,printed it on september 6 however start date says October 4 it doesnt say anywhere do not fill before It just gives a print date and start date on it. can I get this filled before October 4 or will the pharmacy make me wai

09-17-17, 03:34 AM
It's definitely within etiquette to call your doctor's office to double check. Unfortunately, without more contextual details, it's difficult to discern what your doctor intended.

09-17-17, 08:49 AM
I never knew there was a space on a script for start date.

09-26-17, 11:22 PM
Sure you can call the doc office, though I see no harm in visiting the Pharmacy either, since yours does not list a "date of dispensation" (worst is you get turned back). On mine, it says very specifically:

Date Written: (lists the date I see the doc in person)
Date Dispensed: (lists the date I could get the prescription dispensed)

09-27-17, 12:00 AM
In Texas there’s a spot where doctors can put Earliest Fill date to post date scripts and allow them to be filled after the initial 21 days after the written date. If can’t be filled before the effective date, and must be filled within 90 days of the written date. Then the script is good for 21 days after the effective date otherwise.