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You have 3 refills remaining.

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You have 3 medication refills remaining.

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updated NOV 20, 2009
posted by ttorres

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I do not want to bring up more polemic over that issue, but in Northern México, we use surtir and resurtir when refering to medical prescriptions (recetas, prescripciones médicas)

The first time we use:

¿Me puede surtir esta receta por favor?.

On subsequent times, we use:

¿Me puede resurtir esta receta por favor?.

We use resurtir too when we say that we need to go to the supermarket to buy groceries:

Tengo que ir al mercado mañana para resurtir la despensa.

But, when I want to refill my soda/glass of water/cup of coffee/etc., we use rellenar, volver a servir or servir más.

Yo puedo rellenar mi vaso de refresco todas las veces que quiera cuando voy a comer a un McDonald´s.

I can refill my soda anytime a like when I go out to eat to a McDonald´s.

Me voy a volver a servir agua (en un vaso) porque aún tengo sed.

I am refilling this glass of water, because I am still thirsty.

Señorita, ¿me puede servir más café por favor?.

Waitress, please, can I have a coffee refill?

Note: I do know that resurtir is not used as defined in RAE, but that is the way it is used at least in Northern Mexico. Hope you find this useful.

updated NOV 20, 2009
posted by Mokay
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To make a long story short refill is most likely to be repetición when we are speaking of refilling a medical prescription but if you want to have some fun read the post on that link.

updated NOV 20, 2009
posted by 0068e2f4
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updated NOV 20, 2009
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posted by 0068e2f4
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