Is it still a 20 day supply if “as needed” is written?

by Anonymous
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Percocet: Oxy 5mg / APAP 325mg Prescription #60 TID PRN - Refill at 23 days?

Percocet: Oxy 5mg / APAP 325mg Prescription #60 TID PRN - Refill at 23 days?

Percocet 5/325, qty: #60, take 1 tablet by mouth 3 times a day as needed for severe pain. Is this a 20 day supply, even though it says, “as needed?” Will I be able to refill at 23 days?

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Yes, You Should be able to Refill Before 20 days are up
by: David

Yes, Anonymous, depending on your pharmacy, you should be able to refill actually before your 20 days are up.

Days Supply takes into account the PRN dosing and even though it is PRN, those doses are figured into the calculation.

If you are using a prescription insurance coverage, you should be able to refill once 75%-85% of your Prescription is used up, based on 75% to 85% of #60.

That calculation is #45 to #51 pills are used.

I'll put this another way.

After 15-17 days from the day of fill, you should be able to get the prescription filled.

Hope this helps!

Happy New Year!

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