posted on Jan, 24 2009 @ 01:43 PM
You can generally get a lengther perscription filled, your doctor only needs to write it. Getting insurance to pay for it is a bit tricky. You
have to call the insurance company and tell them that you need an over-ride on your perscription length. They will typically grant one 6 month
over-ride per year to accomodate folks who travel in places where getting perscriptions filled is difficult. If you do that and your doctor writes
you a perscription for a 6 month supply, you should be fine and you will need to pay 6 months of co-pay. If your doctor is cool, they can also
simply write you a perscription for, say 180 pills or they can give you a number of perscriptions and if thats what you do, you need to go to smaller
pharmacys as they are not linked on the same network as the Target's and Safeways are.
I am travelling for 6 months with my family and just went through this. It is a pain, but doable. If your perscription is a controlled substance,
aka Percodan or something like that, I think you will have a much tougher time and may not be able to do it.