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Opioid Restrictionss

Jun 29, 2018 11:50 AM

Ok, yesterday I had an experiencing call from my local pharmacy concerning refilling a Tramadol prescription, she explained how there were laws and restrictions that Drs were to follow in Prescribing the medication, she asked how long have I been on it (2 months), at 1st I thought she feared I was running out too soon, the refill was 3 days overdue, I only take when in extreme need,Then she preceded to chastise me because she say the Dr should be aware. I was appalled because my question Was lady why aren’t you calling the Prescribing Physician??? Why was she calling me all she had to say is that there would be a delay until my Dr could be contacted..... WHY was she telling me how she felt the Dr was doing wrong, and how she thinks
my insurance co going to react to a not yet over the limit refill?????

Jun 30, 2018 5:26 AM

Wow! She really overstepped her bounds. Sorry this happened.

Jul 03, 2018 7:52 AM

I tried to get my migraine med filled they gave me 4 pills! Lol

Jul 05, 2018 5:51 PM

Tramadol is NOT an opiate. To be classified as an opiate it must come from the poppy plant. Tramadol is a narcotic analgesic. The pharmacist was way out of line pharmacists need to remember their job is to fill scripts that doctors write. The only reason they should contact the physician is if you are obviously over medicated which it seems you were not. Find a new pharmacy and maybe a new physician. It is completely wrong how we are all being judged because of the actions of others. Have you ever considered the herb Kratom? I was able to discontinue Fentanyl (a true heavy opiate) with the aid of Kratom. Feel free to PM me if you want more info. I have been in healthcare for over 20 years.My specialty was cardiology. I had to give up my career because of health issues. I also use pot when needed particularly at night.

Jul 08, 2018 8:10 AM

I guess She really wanted to be a doctor and not a pharmacist. I've come across this many times with pharmacists wishing they were doctors.Lol what happened To the days when doctors were doctors and pharmacists were pharmacists? She was out of line and I would talk to the manager over the pharmacists.

Jul 08, 2018 1:01 PM

Tramadol is a schedule 2 drug in the USA so treated the same as opiods

Jul 11, 2018 8:21 AM

That needs to be explained to LMB as she seems to think she knows it all. Receiving private messages from her filled with rudeness and insults.

Jul 11, 2018 7:16 PM

Tramadol is a schedule IV medication in US.

Jul 11, 2018 7:19 PM

I've had nearly every prescription medication for pain. It's nuts. So much trouble getting them filled, drug abusers, people calling me an addict...I refuse to take anything stronger than Tramadol. Doctors try to prescribe stronger, I go off on them! Less side effects ie less constipation.

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