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Medications We Prescribe
- Any non-controlled medication that in your judgment can safely be prescribed (gabapentin is non-controlled in most states, but in 6 states it is controlled, so do not prescribe it in these states)
- Most non-controlled refills can safely be prescribed if the patient has been on them for a while–this includes psychiatric medications to avoid withdrawal for suddenly stopping these medications and to prevent a crisis
- Suboxone (or in some instances buprenorphine), 1 week for induction followed by 4 weeks
- Oxygen concentrator: for high altitude training and refill for known COPD/asthma/lung patients without an issue. For new oxygen patients we can do this, too, as long as we educate the patient that this should not be used for lifestyle purposes, and only for dyspnea/hypoxia and in that case that a local doctor should be seen.
- Epi pens, naloxone injector and insulin, all other IV medications not allowed.
- There are a few medications that should ideally get a a BMP (renal function or sometimes liver function tests) where the urgency of receiving the medication quickly is more important than a theoretical risk to the kidney (or liver). Another example of this is PEP after an exposure.
- With Paxlovid, every hour counts, and the more time passes the higher the viral load and the more likely that the person has a worse course.
- However, this medication is mostly recommended to patients with comorbidities, not to our generally healthy patients. QuickMD’s policy on Paxlovid is to allow providers to prescribe Paxlovid ONLY to our patients with comorbidities.
- We recommend sending this prescription to a CVS as most have this medication available and are able to prescribe Paxlovid with ease.