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Prescription Renewals

What do you do if you are out of your prescription medication and your pharmacy vial says there are no more refills left?

Certainly, calling your doctor is an option, but supposed it’s a weekend or a holiday and your doctor’s office is closed?

Your pharmacist may be able to renew your prescription. Your pharmacist will assess your particular situation and will ensure that:

If your pharmacist decides to renew your prescription, he or she will become the prescriber of record but will always inform the original prescriber about what action was taken and the reason behind the decision.

It is also important to know that pharmacist-authorized renewals are not intended to replace regular visits with your primary care provider. Your pharmacist may opt to provide a renewal quantity that is sufficient to cover you until you can see your doctor or nurse practitioner.

For more information, visit the Ontario Pharmacist Association website at https://www.opatoday.com/public