Can You Fill A Prescription 5 Days Early?

Most insurance companies allow a patient to get a 30-day supply about 5 days (give or take) early, but it is surprising how many patients think this means that they are allowed to use up the medication 5 days early.

How many days early can you fill a prescription?

Most pharmacies have policies to only fill these prescriptions a maximum of one or two days early. Filling a prescription 3 days early every month would supply the patient with an entire extra month of medication after just ten months.

How many days early can you fill a 90 day prescription?

The earliest you can request a refill is after two-thirds of the timeframe for your prescription has been completed (e.g., for a 90 day prescription, refills can be processed after 60 days). Most members request refills three weeks before all their medication will be used.

How early can you refill Schedule IV?

Schedule III and IV controlled substances expire after 6 months. Schedule III and IV controlled substances cannot be filled or refilled more than 5 times or more than 6 months after the date the prescription was issued, whichever occurs first. Schedule II prescriptions cannot be refilled.

How early can you refill tramadol?

Tramadol prescriptions in the U.S. may now only be refilled up to five times within a six month period after the date on which the prescription was written. After five refills or after six months, whichever occurs first, a new prescription is required.