During your follow up appointment, you and your provider will review efficacy, side effects, medication interactions and medical necessity of your medications. You will be given a 3 months supply prescription. Refills for non controlled substance may also be requested by fax. Ask your pharmacy to fax us a refill request. Allow at least 3 business, does not include Saturday and Sunday.
Responsible Prescribing. Controlled substance medications are carefully reviewed. If medically necessary to continue, you will be given a prescription during an appointment only. We generally do not prescribe Benzodiazepines and Hypnotics ( Schedule IV ) for long term use. If used continuously and in high dose, they can promote tolerance, dependency and addiction.
Stimulants are Schedule II in the controlled Substance Act. Paper prescription is issued only during an appointment. This class of medication can promote dependence and addiction if not taken as prescribed.
There are non -pharmacological intervention alternatives available such as: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy CBT, mindfulness training, meditation, exercise, etc.
Expect delays in starting your medication, if it requires prior authorization. We will do the necessary paperwork but the rest is between you and your insurance carrier.