Please read below for important information on your medication.
Don't Run Out of Medication!
out of medication can be disruptive and stressful for you and your
child and suddenly stopping can cause unpleasant or serious physical
Mark your calendar. Most prescriptions are for a 30-day supply. Mark the date on your calendar at least 1 week before
you are going to run out. This will give you enough time to get the
refill taken care of. If you are using mail-order for medications, the
prescription will be for 60 or 90 days. Because mail-orders can take
7-14 days, you should mark your calendar at least 2 weeks before you will run out.
Call your pharmacy first. Many
prescriptions are written with 1 or more refills. This lets you get
more medication easily and quickly (many pharmacies even have telephone
directions for automated refills). If you do not have any refills (or
do not have any left), ask your pharmacist to request a new
prescription from your doctor. The pharmacy can then send us a refill
request with all the important information already filled in.
If you need to request a refill, use our online Refill Request Form or the Refill Line voicemail to requst a refill.
If your situation is urgent or you have questions or problems, call 508-835-1735, and press "0" for the receptionist.
- Check before you go. Save time, gas, and frustration.
Call your pharmacist and ask if your prescription is ready for pick-up.
Sometimes there are insurance or other reasons why your prescription
could not be filled.
Call 508-835-1735, press "4", and leave:
- Your name and phone number.
- Your child's name and date of birth.
- The medication
- Tablet size (such as "20 mg")
- Daily dose (such as "twice a day", or "two pills in the morning").
- The name and phone number of the pharmacy.
Please remember "stimulant" medications cannot be "called in" or faxed and require the actual paper prescription.
Additionally, prescriptions for these medications cannot include any refills.
This includes any form of the following medications:
- Adderall (mixed amphetamine salts)
- Concerta (methylphenidate)
- Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine sulfate)
- Focalin (dexmethylphenidate)
- Metadate (methyphenidate)
- Methylin (methyphenidate)
- Ritalin (methyphenidate)
- Vyvanse (lysdexamphetamine)
These prescriptions can be mailed to you or you can come by the office to pick them up."Non-stimulant" medications for ADHD can be refilled like any other medication.
- Strattera (atomoxetine)
- Wellbutrin (buproprion)
- Tenex (guanfacine)
If you have any questions about your child's medication, please feel free to contact his or her prescriber to talk about it.
If you would like to know more, National Institue of Health - MedlinePlus provides clear
and accurate information about medication and various conditions.