Is there a way to fill my prescription (ADHD) without the usual hassle?
December 3, 2013 6:16 PM Subscribe
I have to take 60 grams of Dexedrine every day. I get monthly prescriptions (no refills allowed) and every month it's a nightmare to get them filled. Is there a way I can avoid this?
posted by Tarumba to Health & Fitness (31 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Most pharmacies tell me they are out and ask me to come back in a week, but when I go back after a week they still don't have it in stock! The pharmacy closest to my home is particularly weird about this, because they even remember my name when I need to fill other prescriptions, but they behave like it's the first time they see me every time I go for this particular med! They also behave like they have never heard of it before, and of course like they had no clue I need it every month for the past year and a half!
Pharmacies refuse to tell me if they have it in stock over the phone, so I end up driving to each pharmacy a couple of times (first round, then one week, then a second round). On an average month I end up not taking these meds for a week or so (I try to start the process early but many times I end up short), which really disrupts my life.
Is there a way I can avoid going through this every month, or at least do you have any recommendations of pharmacies that are more helpful? I have tried different locations of CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Rite Aid.
I also wonder if the home delivery services online can help me, but I'm not sure they deal with controlled medications.
Finally, do you have any ideas on why this is such a pain in the ass? What is the deal with my local pharmacies?