Knowing the ins and outs of Schedule II narcotics means saving you time and a hassle when you are at the pharmacy. Not knowing the ins and outs means you’ll possibly get a lot of grief. So here are some things to remember the next time you go to the pharmacy to get your medicine filled.
Most of the time when you are going to get a Schedule II drug filled, it is something that you are looking to get right then and you aren’t in a position to wait for it. Most of those drugs are used for pain, so there is generally a problem with waiting. With that being said, you should be clear that pharmacies that do not have them in stock cannot help you.
While some items they are out of stock on can be easily ordered for the next day, Schedule II drugs as a whole take at least two days before it can get to the pharmacy. Sometimes it can’t be gotten until later in the week or till later in the month.
Some pharmacies can go to other pharmacies in the same retailer and pick up the drugs they need and bring it back to their store to be filled. Since there is such a high security measure that is taken for Schedule II narcotics, it cannot be retrieved from another store. The fact is they can be taken to the other store but not transferred through an inter pharmacy system. You have to physically bring the prescription there. These rules are in place in your best interest. They are not there to make life a hassle for you. So make sure you are prepared when you go into a pharmacy and you should be able to get all of your medication needs taken care of.