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My family Doctor Unknown to me is on vacation I have run out

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My family Doctor Unknown to me is on vacation I have run out of my Clonazapan 0.5mg The emerge in town does not do refills My doctor won't return till July 18. What can I do?
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 4 months ago.

Hi

Only a doctor that has seen you can prescribe this.

Anything else, to be very frank, is a felony.

Your family doctor is responsible for your treatment.

Any family doctor that prescribes clonazapam basically is required to have a doctor covering his patients.

I would call and ask his practice who this is.

If not, and since this is a drug that can put you into withdrawal if stopped abruptly then

I would have a problem with this doctor in terms of patient abandonment.

Other options:

Call the health department and find out where the walk in clinics are.

Your doctor, even if out of town, can legally call in a refill.

Urgent care.

Worst case scenario, if you go into withdrawl, the ER is legally bound to help you in that emergency situation.

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