fill (one's) prescription

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fill (one's) prescription

1. To supply and sell a 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 when they fill my prescription for the first time. When filling a patient's prescription, you have to be sure that all directions and warnings are on the medicine and said to the patient directly.
2. To go to or contact a pharmacy in order to buy a 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 fill my new prescription. She just went in to fill her prescription—she should be back in a minute.
See also: fill, prescription
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