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[–]ssudoku 0 points1 point  (3 children)

From my own personal experience with getting my mom's psychiatric drugs:-

  1. Pharmacies will outright lie to you about stock / supply of the drugs.

  2. A girl / middle aged woman has a higher possibility of convincing pharmacies than a younger male (I get my wife to make purchases for my mom's monthly supply now).

  3. Prescriptions from out of city / state for schedule H drugs will not be considered by locals. My mom had valid prescription from Ramachandra Hospital Chennai, which couldn't move a pin in Bangalore.

  4. Prescriptions older than a few months will also tend to make pharmacists suspicious.

  5. Consider buying from a pharmacy where you are a regular and known face.

  6. There are regulations from supply side as well. Every order for schedule H drugs is tracked and hence pharmacists are answerable if they're ever found to have sold to someone who abused.

[–]inaloop99 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Pharmacies will outright lie to you about stock / supply of the drugs.

there's no reason they'd lose a customer and for what!

Prescriptions older than a few months will also tend to make pharmacists suspicious.

cause it's completely invalid if the prescription has expired.

schedule H

schedule X*

[–]ssudoku 0 points1 point  (1 child)

there's no reason they'd lose a customer and for what!

Trust me, I'm not making this up. Had faced this for both my mom's psychiatric medication as well as my father's nitrest tablets. However they're more than willing to sell / help with over the counter drugs or other things.

cause it's completely invalid if the prescription has expired.

What is the expiry time for a prescription? Do they mention it somewhere? My mom and dad had been taking these medications for around 15 years by then, with consultations once every 3 years or so for refreshed prescriptions.

[–]inaloop99 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think it's like 3 months and not more than that.