refill (one's) prescription

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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.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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