- All tramadol-containing prescriptions older than six (6) months will be expired.
- All tramadol-containing prescriptions less than six (6) months old but with more than 5 refills already dispensed will be expired.
- All tramadol-containing prescriptions less than six (6) months old but with up to 5 refills remaining should be valid for the remainder of the six (6) months period and up to the remaining but not to exceed the 5 refills on a controlled prescription.
Friday, July 27, 2012
Tramadol-Containing Products Will Be Classified as Schedule IV Drugs in Oklahoma Effective July 12, 2012
This notice appears on the Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy website located here:
July 12, 2012
Effective November 1, 2012, tramadol and all tramadol-containing products will be classified as Schedule IV in the State of Oklahoma. Pharmacies are required to take an inventory of their tramadol products on November 1st and keep it with their annual CDS inventory. Make sure that you start submitting all tramadol prescription information to the prescription monitoring program as required per OBNDD rules beginning November 1st as well.
Beginning November 1st:
The pharmacist may have to rewrite the prescriptions for filing purposes. They need to be sure to reference them back properly to the original prescription number.