Schedule II narcotics are the most heavily guarded drugs that exist behind a pharmacy counter but perhaps you don’t understand what that means for you, the patient, and how that can affect you and your ability to fill the medication. The reason for these drugs being so guarded is that there are so many people out there looking to take advantage of those drugs and abuse them or sell them on the street where their street value is sky high but as a patient who needs it for traditional reasons you have to be aware of the problems you face.
Once a doctor writes you a script for a Schedule II narcotic you then have 90 days to get it filled. This used to be a seven-day rule but the rule has been changed to accommodate doctors who would like the write prescriptions for patients ahead of time when they come in on their visit.
You must know that a Schedule II drug cannot be phoned into the pharmacy by the doctor. It cannot be sent by fax or by telephone. It has to be written out by the doctor. This is the reason for the new 90-day rule. A mother with children who might be taking Adderall shouldn’t have to come back every three weeks to get a new medication for their child.
If you walk into a pharmacy with your Schedule II drug prescription and the date appears to be altered at all, it may present a big problem for you. There is a very good chance that you will end up having to wait until a call is placed to your doctor making sure that there is no issue with the date. If there is no date on the prescription then there is another call that will have to be placed to the doctor. These are just some of the rules involved.