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GhostyGhostyy
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How does getting more birth control work?
The first time I had an actual prescription from my doctor, but I won't have one this time. They issued me a precription receipt, or something. Do I bring that?
it seems silly to have to go and get another prescription note every three months. Or will they just see on file that I've gotten it before and issue it to me without a prescription?

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GhostyGhostyy
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"They" being the people at the pharmacy when I bought them.
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KittenGoddess
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Part of it depends on exactly how your doctor wrote the prescription.

If they wrote it for a 1 month supply with 0 refills, then yes you would need to go back to the doctor and get a new prescription. For something like BC pills though, they don't usually do it that way.

If they wrote it for a 1 month supply with 12 refills (which is what I would typically expect them to have done), then you just call or go back to the pharmacy where you got the prescription filled the first time and tell them you need a refill. Most places, they can look it up from your information. You could call the pharmacy to see if they want you to bring back your receipt or not. (It'll also work this way if the doctor had written for a 3 month supply with 4 refills.)

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