I was diagnosed with ADHD about 3 months ago. The doctor wrote me a prescription for generic ritalin upon my second visit for 2 months in advance. I went in for another visit today(a month later), and the doctor changed my dose and gave me a second prescription of the same medication. I brought the current script in to a pharmacy to have filled because it was across the street during my lunch break, that way I was able to have some of my medicine for the day. After work, I stopped by the grocery store where I usually have my scripts filled, and gave them the old script which was also filled. I just blanked and didn't bother reading how much medicine the scripts were for. I had no idea that the first one was to completely replace the second one. I'm pretty sure the doctor just forgot she wrote it, and now I have 2.5x the medicine. I know what dose the doctor wanted me to take, but now, because I spaced out like an idiot, I got my old prescription PLUS my new one(30mg/day AND 40mg/day). Certainly a jump like that will bring up a red flag to someone. Will the DEA or some other law enforcement agency take notice and intervene? Will I or my doctor now be in trouble? What should I do? I have no history of drug abuse, nor any sort of convictions on my record.
Contact your doctor to determine what dosage you should be taking. If it is 40mg., see if it's OK to split some of the 30 mg. so that you can take 1-1/2 for 45 mg.If questions are asked about the double prescription, your doctor can confirm the error and there shouldn't be an issue.