Reply To: Mailing Adderall Perscription

Penny Williams

In the US, ADHD stimulants are classified as a Schedule II drug, that means prescriptions must be delivered to the pharmacy by hand with an original doctor’s signature on them. That’s why your doctor can’t just call it in to the pharmacy like they do other medications. That’s also why you have to show your government ID when you pick up the prescription.

Talk to your doctor or pharmacy about the possibility of getting all three of your meds on the same pickup schedule. CVS did this for my meds once (I take a few) by only filling the amount to get to the first of the following month and then everything filled a fill 30 days on the first. None were Schedule II medications, but it might still be possible.

ADDitude Community Moderator, Parenting ADHD Trainer & Author, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism