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I have been prescribed vyvanse 60 mg for about 5 months. I had a doctor's appointment about 10 days ago and it was decided that I should begin to take 70 mg, so he wrote me a prescription for 70 mg, which I got filled the day of. However, a couple of weeks ago I was due for another 30 day supply of the 60 mg vyvanse, which I was given a script for but never got filled due to the fact that I was out of town. Considering that I just have this prescription lying around, is it possible for me to get it filled even though I just got a 70 mg prescription filled recently?

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Hi,Sarah,
When the doctor increased your dose to 70mg, that automatically cancelled out the prescription for the 60mg. Chances are, if you tried to fill the 60 mg prescription even at a different pharmacy,they would call the doctor to question it. Hope this helps, Mary

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Mary E Scott, RPh, CGP

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I am a certified geriatric pharmacist with over 23 years experience as a long-term care consultant to nursing homes. I also do community-based consulting on an individual basis. My facility-based monthly newsletter on pharmacy topics is read by nurses in over 200 long-term care facilities in 5 states.

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I received a BS in Pharmacy in 1980 with post-graduate work in public health. I have had a Consultant Pharmacist license since 1984.

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American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
.I received certification in geriatric pharmacy in 1998.

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