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Hi, I have a prescription for 20mg of methadone every 8 hours

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Hi, I have a prescription for 20mg of methadone every 8 hours and my script ran out I was not responsible and missed my last doctors appointment as I am in another state taking care of my grandmother who had a stroke...So what can I do would the ER be able to help for a few days? I went to a doc in the box and he said I want to help you but I cannot give that kind of med out of this place.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Family Physician replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for your question:

Why are you taking the methadone? Is this for pain or addition?

Do you have a contract with your physician about getting prescriptions from more than one physician?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.


I take for disc problems and a shoulder problem I do have a narcotic agreement but I can get another script as long as I make him aware of what I have done as I am sure he would understand I didn't run out early I just ran out

Expert:  Family Physician replied 1 year ago.
While an ER physician could legally prescribe this medication for chronic pain, the reality is the most ER physicians would be very reluctant to prescribe this medication.

Unfortunately, I don't believe you have any real option other than the emergency room. Hopefully, the physician would be willing to contact your personal physician to verify your use of this medication.
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