Perscription Problem?

United States
November 14, 2006 11:31am CST
I have a perscription for xanax for panic attacks. My doctor has always written the perscription for 20 pills. Last night, I filled a perscription without really looking at the actual script. The co-pay came out higher than it should have, but it's been months since I've had to fill it, so I just figured my co-pay went up. When I got home, I took it out, and noticed that it was a LOT more pills than 20. The quanity says 60 pills. Who am I supposed to talk to about this? If it was a pharmacy error, will I get in trouble for having more than I should? I can call and confirm with my doctor, but it was a few weeks ago, and he wrote it during my son's doctor's visit, so I'm not even sure if he recorded it into my files. I'd have to wait several days to hear back from him on the matter, because his nurses would have to make sure he checks his files, but only when he has time, too, so it might be several days before I hear back. I just don't want to get into trouble with my doctor over it, or to have anyone think I tampered with the perscription.
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7 responses
• United States
4 Oct 07
if i was you i really wouldnt worry about it. You can just keep them so you dont have to get another refill next time and save some money.
• United States
22 Dec 06
I've had this happen a couple times with my prescriptions, sometimes the insurance company will fill more than one prescription in one time. I have a prescription for a rescue inhaler most times I will only get one. But sometimes I get two or three.
@amsharma (1861)
• United States
14 Nov 06
You arent going to get in trouble for anything. If you paid more, then you paid for 60 pills instead of 20. Im sure he meant to give you that much, so you wouldnt have to keep coming back for refills.
@rusty2rusty (6765)
• Defiance, Ohio
14 Nov 06
I would go back to the pharmacy that I got the prescription filled at. Take the prescription with me. Than ask them about it.
@rusty2rusty (6765)
• Defiance, Ohio
14 Nov 06
I would go back to the pharmacy that I got the prescription filled at. Take the prescription with me. Than ask them about it.
@rusty2rusty (6765)
• Defiance, Ohio
14 Nov 06
I would go back to the pharmacy that I got the prescription filled at. Take the prescription with me. Than ask them about it.
@amsharma (1861)
• United States
14 Nov 06
You arent going to get in trouble for anything. If you paid more, then you paid for 60 pills instead of 20. Im sure he meant to give you that much, so you wouldnt have to keep coming back for refills.