I'm going to be totally honest: the first time I bought syringes, I was nervous. After all, it's not every day you have to go into a pharmacy and ask for them. Especially when you're doing so because you're about to inject insulin into your cat (or whatever). But once I got over my fear and called up the pharmacy near my house, everything turned out fine. And that's what this article is all about—it will teach you how easy it actually is to buy syringes at a pharmacy near you!
If you don't have your prescription, ask your doctor for it. You can also look up the number online.
Once you've got the number, call and tell them that you need to pick up a pre-filled syringe of insulin (or whatever drug it is). Be prepared to answer some questions about whether or not your insurance covers this kind of medication—they may want to verify that with your insurance company before giving you what they have on hand!
Once they've given the okay, the pharmacist will likely ask if there's anything else he or she can do for you today; at this point, have prepared a response like "Yes! I'm hoping we can get through my list without any delays," with a smile in your voice so as not to sound too demanding; then do exactly what he says without complaint or delay!
If you want to buy syringes from a pharmacy, you can call them and ask for the number. If you are in a big city, there will be several pharmacies within walking distance from your home. You can also look up phone numbers online or in the phone book.
If a human does not pick up, you can press the "1" button for prescription information. If this is your first time calling, your provider will be added to our system and their office will get a call from us with the details of your order. If you have already been prescribed medication by one of our providers and would like to reorder, simply enter in your name as well as the last four digits of your phone number (no area code) or PIN number. This will ensure that we can locate all previous orders associated with that same phone number or PIN so that we can avoid any confusion when placing an order.
If you have a question about your current order status or need help placing an additional order, please contact our customer service department at 1-800-443-6034 between 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM PST Monday through Friday. They are available 24 hours per day during holidays and weekends by pressing 4 on their keypad after entering in their pharmacy number followed by pin/password if applicable
Ask the receptionist if they have any other pharmacies that don't sell syringes, so you can go and ask those pharmacists instead!
If they do, ask how much they are, and how many come in a pack. If they don't know, ask if they know of a pharmacy that does. If the pharmacist tells you that he or she doesn't have any syringes in stock at all, explain that you're looking for syringes so that you can administer medicine to your cat or dog with diabetes. He or she may then be able to point you toward a nearby pharmacy that has them (though this isn't guaranteed).
If she doesn't know of one, you can tell her you're looking for one so you can administer medicine to your cat/dog with diabetes (or just give it to her straight). Make sure the pharmacy is open 24 hours a day. You don't want to have to wait until tomorrow morning when they open at 9 am.
After asking if they carry such a thing, if they do, ask them how much it costs and whether or not there is a limit on how many syringes I can buy at once (like 5). I mean, yeah—it's illegal for me to inject myself with an injection kit but not illegal for me to buy them…so wouldn't that mean that I'm "just" paying for an empty plastic container? Basically paying in advance so I don't have anything incriminating lying around my house? That's what these people are thinking too—they think we're crazy drug addicts who want all these needles just so we can empty them out and reuse them over and over again as part of some sort of twisted ritual...
Getting insulin syringes is easy! Call your local pharmacy and ask if they sell them. If they don't, ask if they can recommend another pharmacy in the area that does. If the pharmacist doesn't know, tell them what you need: "I need 17-gauge needles with 100 units of insulin per ml."
Once you have found a pharmacy that sells what you're looking for, ask how much and how many come in a pack. Tell them if it's OK to call back at another time (like when their next delivery comes) so that they'll have on hand for when you arrive at the store.
So there you have it! You now know how to buy syringes, and you know what to say when calling the pharmacy. Good job! Now go out there and get yours before they run out of stock again...