Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about MARINOL.
A prescription for controlled substances in Schedules III, IV, and V issued by a practitioner may be communicated either orally, in writing, or by facsimile to the pharmacist and may be refilled if so authorized on the prescription or by call-in.3
Refills: Schedule III and IV controlled substances may be refilled if authorized on the prescription. However, the prescription may be refilled only up to five times within 6 months after the date on which the prescription was issued. After five refills or after 6 months, whichever occurs first, a new prescription is required.3
Facsimile Prescriptions for Schedule III-V Substances: Prescriptions for Schedules III-V controlled substances may be transmitted by facsimile from the practitioner or an employee or agent of the individual practitioner to the dispensing pharmacy. The facsimile is considered to be equivalent to an original prescription.3
Telephone Authorization for Schedule III-V Prescriptions: A pharmacist may dispense a controlled substance listed in Schedule III, IV, or V pursuant to an oral prescription made by an individual practitioner and promptly reduced to writing by the pharmacist containing all information required for a valid prescription, except for the signature of the practitioner.3
Delivery of a Controlled Substance to Persons Outside the US: Controlled substances that are dispensed pursuant to a legitimate prescription may not be delivered or shipped to individuals in another country. Any such delivery or shipment is a prohibited export under the Controlled Substances Act.3