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Do online pharmacies accept medical necessity letters?

 

Question:
Hi, I have a script for Yasmin birth control and I have a medical necessity letter stating that I need 4 packs instead of 3. Will I be able to get that filled on your site? Can I just send in the script or do you need me to send the letter too?

Answer:

PharmacyChecker-verified pharmacies are obligated to follow PharmacyChecker Verification Program standards and guidance policies. These standards are stricter for pharmacies dispensing internationally compared to domestic, U.S. pharmacies.

 

Under PharmacyChecker policies, verified international pharmacies may only market, sell, process and/or dispense a maximum of a 3-month supply of non-controlled medication pursuant to a valid prescription authorizing a 3-month supply quantity.

 

U.S. pharmacies have more latitude to market and sell larger quantities of medication to their customers domestically, in accordance with a written prescription. In many U.S. states, it's commonplace to dispense a year supply of a non-controlled medication.

 

PharmacyChecker.com policy does allow for exceptions based on medical necessity. Only the pharmacist of the online pharmacy can determine if, in their professional judgement, the documentation and situation would meet the exception to the policy.

 

We recommend that you contact the pharmacist directly. You can access a pharmacy's website by clicking on the pharmacy's logo. This will direct you to their website, which will provide instructions for how to contact the pharmacist.

 

The PharmacyChecker Verification Program requires online pharmacies to provide their customers with access to a pharmacist for consultation and that they publish a working telephone number and valid mailing address on their website. Most members have a "Contact Us" section on their websites, which also typically includes their business hours. Some pharmacies have a "Live Chat" option allowing patients to ask questions while navigating the pharmacy's website.  

 

Yasmin Birth Control

 

Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is a birth control pill that contains female hormones that prevent ovulation. Yasmin is also used to during menopausal hormone therapy.

 

Regarding your prescription for Yasmin birth control, typically a three-month supply would be three packs; however, as stated above, you may contact the pharmacist regarding medical necessity.

 

Verified Online Pharmacies that Sell Yasmin

 

Yasmin Low Prices

 

In the United States, 28 tablets of Yasmin 3 mg/0.03 mg costs around $125. You can find 84 tablets for just $62 from verified international online pharmacies listing prices on PharmacyChecker.com. That means you can order Yasmin online for 50% less than at local U.S. pharmacies.

 

You can compare prices for the generic version as well. Talk to your provider about the cost of Yasmin and whether the generic version will work for you. Don't be afraid about bringing up cost with your doctor and pharmacist!

 

Where is Yasmin manufactured?

 

Yasmin 3 mg/0.03 mg is manufactured for the U.S. market in Germany for Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc.

 

 

 

 

Published 4/2/2018




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