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Norco dosage change

tomcaatttomcaat Posts: 1
edited 12/14/2015 - 12:17 PM in Pain Medications
This may be something already known around here, but here goes anyways. My doctor prescribed me Norco 5/325 mg 3 times per day with a count of 60 tabs. I wasn't familiar with the 'Norco' name at first but when I found out it was simply 5 mg hydrocodone, was in some quite legitimate renal pain, and had previously taken it for extended times before - I increased my intake to two tabs 3 times daily because 1 just didn't do squat. At this week's appointment I told her (same doctor) about this. She said this would be okay this time and that when I ran out to call in and she would change it (Norco) to 10 mg 3 times daily. Question: Since the 5 mg tabs obviously ran out early, will my insurance still cover it as long as the same doctor increased it? Thanks.


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  • No one should ever take more of a prescribed medication unless and until you clear it with your prescribing doctor first. Doing what you did usually results in someone no longer being prescribed opiates and that will follow you in your records to every doctor you see.
    As far as the insurance filling a new prescription, they may, but the pharmacist may not since you should still have meds left from the original prescription.
    The pharmacist or insurance may want to speak to the doctor first.

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  • In my case when they increase the dosage of the pain mec it is refilled whether early or not since it us a change in prescription.
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