A patient at the clinic is prescribed a Schedule III narcotic analgesic for chronic pain. The nurse should instruct the patient that the prescription will become void if not filled within:

6 months.

Explanation

•Prescriptions for Schedule III substances expire 6 months after the date written. 

•Examples of Schedule III narcotics include products containing not more than 90 milligrams of codeine per dosage unit (Tylenol with Codeine), and buprenorphine (Suboxone).

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