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How repeat prescriptions work

  1. Oct 31, 2014 #1

    julian

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    Say you are on a 14 day repeat prescription. Two tablets to be taken per day, so 28 tablets. If I picked up and started the first prescription on say a Tuesday would the next prescription be issued on another Tuesday?

    I work it out this way...I write out a log. The first day is in my log is a Tuesday because that is the day I take the first dose:

    Tuesday - take 2
    Wednesday - take 2
    Thursday - take 2
    Friday - take 2
    Saturday - take 2
    Sunday - take 2
    Monday - take 2
    Tuesday - take 2
    Wednesday - take 2
    Thursday - take 2
    Friday - take 2
    Saturday - take 2
    Sunday - take 2
    Monday - take 2 (total taken = 28)

    The next day, the Tuesday, you would pick up a new 14 day prescription and start taking them. Is this correct?
     
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  3. Oct 31, 2014 #2

    jedishrfu

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  4. Oct 31, 2014 #3

    Ryan_m_b

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    If I'm on a repeat prescription I make sure I have a new set of pills before the final day. That way you've still got time to get them if you're prevented from getting them for whatever reason.
     
  5. Oct 31, 2014 #4

    jtbell

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    Yep, I always refill a prescription a couple of days in advance. The pharmacy has never given me any trouble about it.
     
  6. Oct 31, 2014 #5

    Evo

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    There is a set number of days in advance of when you got the prescription filled to when you can get it refilled. I always try to get my refills before the last day.
     
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