refill a prescription

refill (one's) prescription

1. To fill and sell another dose or set of doses of a medicine as prescribed to one by a doctor. Because of the strength of the medication, I have to be there in person with ID each time they refill my prescription. We can only refill your prescription twice. After that, you'll need a new prescription from your doctor.
2. To go to or contact a pharmacy in order to buy another dose or set of doses of a medicine as prescribed by a doctor. Do you mind if we swing by the pharmacy on the way home? I need to refill my prescription before I forget. I tried to refill my prescription again, but the pharmacist said they couldn't do it more than twice.
See also: prescription, refill

refill a prescription

sell a second or subsequent set of doses of a medicine upon a doctor's orders. The pharmacy refused to refill my prescription because it has expired. If you want the drugstore to refill your prescription, just give them the prescription number over the telephone.
See also: prescription, refill
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Walgreens executives say that refill reminders and the ability to refill a prescription from a mobile phone are likely to have a huge impact on driving down health care costs.
It probably cost us $10 to $12 (in staff time) to refill a prescription and we do 300 a day," McAdams says.
In most cases, beneficiaries at these sites will not have to leave their homes just to refill a prescription.
The first medical office worker to speak with Tuffree early on the morning of the shooting said Tuffree called the office four or five times and became angry when told his physician would not refill a prescription written by his psychologist.
Receive reminders when it is time to refill a prescription.