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    • Ames
    • By Ames 10th Oct 16, 10:05 PM
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    Do prescriptions expire?
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    • 10th Oct 16, 10:05 PM
    Do prescriptions expire? 10th Oct 16 at 10:05 PM
    Hi all, does anyone know if there's a time limit on when you have to fill a prescription? It's a hospital (white) one if it makes a difference.
    Unless I say otherwise 'you' means the general you not you specifically.

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    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 10th Oct 16, 10:19 PM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 10:19 PM
    Yes.
    For the controlled items, 28 days (like morphine, methadone & others you have to show ID for) otherwise 6 months.

    Green or white shouldn't make much of a difference, but hospital pharmacies carry more of the controlled stuff as standard as they deliver to the wards.
    • Ames
    • By Ames 10th Oct 16, 10:32 PM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 10:32 PM
    Thank-you.

    It's an amber drug (Hydroxychloroquine) and not on that list so it should be OK to keep the prescription for a few months.
    Unless I say otherwise 'you' means the general you not you specifically.

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    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 11th Oct 16, 3:09 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 3:09 PM
    Just hoping you don't need to test Google the hard way...
    All the best!
    • DomRavioli
    • By DomRavioli 11th Oct 16, 3:29 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 3:29 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 3:29 PM
    Thank-you.

    It's an amber drug (Hydroxychloroquine) and not on that list so it should be OK to keep the prescription for a few months.
    Originally posted by Ames
    Speak to a pharmacist - they are the only ones who will be able to give you a definitive answer. Is there a reason you aren't fulfilling the prescription?
    • Ames
    • By Ames 11th Oct 16, 8:57 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 8:57 PM
    Yes. Last time I was on it it sent me into a major depressive episode. I've recently experienced my early warning signs that I'm getting depressed and my rheumatologist gave me the prescription and said to start it when I'm stable. That could be months away so I'd rather wait and fill the prescription in a few months than get the tablets now and have them go past their use by date before I'm able to take them. Although I'm not sure it's worth the risk taking them anyway.

    Dig for Victory - sorry for wasting your time.
    Unless I say otherwise 'you' means the general you not you specifically.

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    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 12th Oct 16, 11:30 AM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 11:30 AM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 11:30 AM
    Ames, I wouldn't have bothered if I wasn't curious & it's useful info to know & share - so it's *not* wasting time (and apparently at least 284 people have seen it!)

    Hoping the early warning symptoms fade back to normal (for your preferred value thereof) & that you can fill & get the benefit of the prescription. Very glad your medics know it's a not going to be taken at once issue & why - communication will really helps all players.
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