If your child takes prescription medication, the team at Manchester Pediatric Associates understands the importance of making sure they get their prescription refill on time. They work closely with local pharmacies for your convenience. If you have questions about your child’s dosage amount and frequency of refills, call the office in South Windsor, or Tolland, Connecticut, or schedule an appointment online today.

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How does a prescription refill work?

When your child runs out of their prescription medicine, you don’t need to drive to your child’s doctor’s office. The team at Manchester Pediatric Associates offers the convenience of simply making a call to them.

They can refill your child’s prescription and answer any of your questions. It can take 24 hours to process the refill, so be sure to call a day ahead of needing the prescription. They also only take calls during office hours.

You can pick up the prescription from your local pharmacy, or, if you want a pharmacy that delivers the medication to you, you can choose one that provides that service.

Although most prescriptions can be requested over the phone, certain ones can’t be called in, such as narcotics and medications for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

How does a prescription refill for ADHD work?

Medication for ADHD is a controlled substance, meaning the government regulates it because it can cause addiction and be abused. Pharmacies don’t typically keep a large stock of inventory, so you should call in your child’s refill several days ahead of time.

The team at Manchester Pediatric Associates can only fill one prescription at a time. That’s why your child needs to maintain their routine wellness checkups. They monitor your child’s weight and discover whether your child has experienced any adverse side effects of the medication. When your child takes ADHD medicine, the team needs to see your child every three months.

If your child gets behind on visits to the practice, you won’t be able to have their ADHD prescriptions refilled. Planning ahead and getting their appointments on the calendar can ensure they won’t have an interruption to their course of medication.

What information is needed to get a prescription refill?

If, for any reason, the practice doesn’t have your child’s information, you need to provide:

  • Your child’s name
  • Date of birth
  • Medication name
  • Strength or concentration of medication
  • Dosage instructions
  • Pharmacy name, location, and phone number
  • Your phone number
  • Any medication allergies

Once your child’s information is in their system, you typically won’t need to repeat it unless you’re calling in for a different prescription.

If you need a prescription refill for your child or want to schedule a wellness visit, call the friendly staff at your nearest Manchester Pediatric Associates location or request an appointment online today.