Isotretinoin: Information for Pharmacy Technicians About Getting Authorization to Dispense
For Isotretinoin, (trade names: Amneesteen, Sotret, Claravis or Accutane) the prescriber and patient must register on the iPledge website.
The iPledge website is part of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States government.
Once the pharmacy technician or pharmacist has been presented with a prescription for Isotretinoin, he or she must go to the iPledge website and get permission to dispense the drug.
The prescriber and the patient must have already registered on the website in order for the pharmacy to be given authorization from the FDA to dispense it.
Once the pharmacy has received authorization to fill the medication from the iPledge website, the prescription can be filled.
However, the patient has only 7 days from the date the prescription was given to the pharmacy to pick up the medication from the pharmacy.
Once you get the authorization for fill a prescription on Ipledge.com, if you forget to write down the authorization number on the prescription, all is not lost.
You can call ipledge at the phone number on their website and speak with a ipledge representative. They will be happy to assist you and have that information.
You can also call them if you have entered an incorrect days supply or quantity.
If you have entered incorrect information and realize it, you may have to reverse the authorization.
You will need to enter the risk management number on the website and then you can go back and get authorized again, this time with a new authorization number.
Be sure to enter the correct information this time!
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