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Posted by: Supa-GAY | 2009/11/19

Restrictions on Schedule 2 Drugs

What is the threshold limit for certain controlled Schedule 2 Drugs?
For eg: Adcodol - they take your name and address when purchasing certain drugs containing typically addictive substances in the " over the counter"  schedules. What is the limit, and what happens if you exceed the limit ?

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The main purpose is to identify abuse - Exceeding the limit may cause addiction of many OTC and may also be detrimental to your health.

Remeber - These are still controlled substances and that is the reason for them being scheduled and only available at pharmacies.

By controlling your use, your parmacist (or other pharmacy staff) should be able to identify abuse. Unfortunately nothing prevents you from simply doing pharmacy-hopping.

In theory your pharmacist can refuse selling you more than one bottle of 100 AdcoDol in a month.

This record-keeping is also required by law and failure to do so may cost a pharmacy its licence.

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Posted by: Supa-GAY | 2009/11/20

Thanks for the answer.

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Posted by: pharmacist | 2009/11/20

The main purpose is to identify abuse - Exceeding the limit may cause addiction of many OTC and may also be detrimental to your health.

Remeber - These are still controlled substances and that is the reason for them being scheduled and only available at pharmacies.

By controlling your use, your parmacist (or other pharmacy staff) should be able to identify abuse. Unfortunately nothing prevents you from simply doing pharmacy-hopping.

In theory your pharmacist can refuse selling you more than one bottle of 100 AdcoDol in a month.

This record-keeping is also required by law and failure to do so may cost a pharmacy its licence.

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