Cough Syrup: 240ml, Take 10 ml every 4 hours-What is Days Supply?

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Two Questions: How Soon Will I run out of Cough Syrup? and When can I get a refill?

Two Questions: How Soon Will I run out of Cough Syrup? and When can I get a refill?

Two Questions: How Soon Will I run out of Cough Syrup? and When can I get a refill?
Two Questions: How Soon Will I run out of Cough Syrup? and When can I get a refill?

If your cough syrup has 240 ml and you take 10ml at a rate of every 4 hours, how soon will it run out? and/or how long would it be until when you are able to get a refill?

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by: David

Just to recap: Your cough syrup = 240ml. You take 10ml every 4 hours. There are 6 x 4-hour segments in 1 day (24 hours.) So, as long as you take the syrup as prescribed, each day you would consume 60ml of syrup. So this prescription will only last you a total of 4 full days: 240ml divided by 60ml/day = 4 days.

On to your second question: when can you get a refill... if you are using insurance, usually a good rule of thumb for most insurance companies is once 75% of the medication is consumed (based on days supply that the pharmacy tech inputs) the prescription can be covered by the insurance.

In this case, more than likely you can get a refill on day 3 after filling the Rx. However, I have to say: some insurance companies have different rules and policies regarding when Rxs can be refilled.

To get the exact date you can refill this Rx, call or stop in at your pharmacy and ask to speak with one of the pharmacy techs. He or she can run a test claim/or try to refill the Rx and will be able to give you the exact date your prescription insurance company will allow you to refill it.

Thank you for the question!

Aug 06, 2017
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Answers to Both Questions...
by: David

Just to recap: Your cough syrup = 240ml. You take 10ml every 4 hours. There are 6 x 4-hour segments in 1 day (24 hours.) So, as long as you take the syrup as prescribed, each day you would consume 60ml of syrup. So this prescription will only last you a total of 4 full days: 240ml divided by 60ml/day = 4 days.

On to your second question: when can you get a refill... if you are using insurance, usually a good rule of thumb for most insurance companies is once 75% of the medication is consumed (based on days supply that the pharmacy tech inputs) the prescription can be covered by the insurance.

In this case, more than likely you can get a refill on day 3 after filling the Rx. However, I have to say: some insurance companies have different rules and policies regarding when Rxs can be refilled.

To get the exact date you can refill this Rx, call or stop in at your pharmacy and ask to speak with one of the pharmacy techs. He or she can run a test claim/or try to refill the Rx and will be able to give you the exact date your prescription insurance company will allow you to refill it.

Thank you for the question!

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