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My daughter has been told by Walgreens that they need doctor

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My daughter has been told by Walgreens that they need doctor authorization to give her a 5-month supply of Lexapro. It is not a controlled substance. She is on her way to Europe. This is the reason she needs a 5-month supply. Is this regulation specific to Kentucky, where we live? She will be in New York for a day and we're wondering if she can get it there without doctor approval.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
Hello, this is Dr. David. I have read your question and I'm ready to help.
her doctor has to write her prescription for her to get all 5 months at one time.
if her doctor has written her lexapro prescription for only a one month or 3 month supply, the pharmacy will only fill what her doctor has written on a prescription.
what does her lexapro prescription say? who wrote her lexapro prescription before?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
The same doctor. She has received just a month at a time before, but has 5 months remaining before she has to get a new prescription.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
you and your daughter have to call up the doctor who prescribes her lexapro and let them know she needs a prescription for a 5 months supply since she is going to europe
her doctor will understand.
going to NY will not help
her doctor has to write a prescription which gives her 150 pills for 5 months
let me know if you have questions.